It's been a while since the Noodler's Ahab Flex Pen came out, and I have had this video in my sights for some time. So without further ado, here is a video that shows how to fill the Ahab with its piston, as well as how to convert it to an eyedropper pen. I even show the various ink capacities that the pen can have, and how that compares to your average cartridge/converter pen.
|Noodler's Ahab Flex Pens|
I'd actually recorded this video about two weeks after the Ahab was released back in November 2011, but I had an audio technical issue that rendered all the footage useless. I'd intended to reshoot it shortly after, but I was in the process of completing the Nib Nook (a huge project at the time) before my daughter was to be born, which happened just a few weeks later. For whatever reason, I had kind of mentally checked off that I'd done that video, and never got back around to doing it, until I had someone ask about how to fill it recently. I couldn't believe that I had forgotten to reshoot it in all this time, so I dropped everything and got it done!
There are two different ways to fill the Ahab, with the supplied piston, or if you remove that piston, as an eyedropper. Both will get you a good volume of ink, (1.7ml with the piston if the breather tube is missing, 1.9ml with the piston if the breather tube is in place, and 6ml+ with the eyedropper!). This was a significant improvement over the original Noodler's Nib Creaper Flex pen, which only holds about 1ml of ink.
So I apologize for such a delay getting this video out, but at least it's here now :)
If you'd like to see an overview of the Ahab, click here.
If you'd like to see a video on how the Ahab actually writes, click here.
If you'd like to see how to convert another pen to an eyedropper (Platinum Preppy) click here.
If you'd like to see how the Ahab compares to the Noodler's Nib Creaper and Noodler's Konrad flex pens, click here.
If you have any questions at all, just let me know in the comments.