Noodler’s is legendary for its inks, and has become a major force in the pen world the last couple of years. They’re stepping up their game once again with the release of Acrylic Konrad Flex Pens. This acrylic acetate is the same shiny, sparkly material that you see many higher-end pen companies use because of it’s visual appeal, durability, and stain resistance. The dimensions, fit and finish are nearly identical to the Ripple Ebonite Konrads you saw come out in December 2012 (the overall pen is just a tad shorter), which is a good thing in my view. In this video I showcase the four colors being released with the introduction of these pens, which include Himalayan Ruby, Baikal, and Tinian Treasure. There will be more colors to come, you know that Noodler’s likes varying colors in their pens! Many of you will also appreciate that this material does not have that distinct “Noodler’s pen smell”.
|Top to bottom: Noodler’s resin Konrad, Noodler’s Acrylic Konrad, Noodler’s Ebonite Konrad|
|Noodler’s Acrylic Konrad Flex Pen, in Baikal|
|Noodler’s Acrylic Konrad Flex Pen, in Himalayan Ruby|
I did a post yesterday about the release of these pens tomorrow, see that here. They are more expensive than the resin Konrads, because the acrylic is a more expensive material. But still, $40 is not too bad for what you’re getting! And it’s a #6 nib, so you can put a Goulet nib or any other #6 size nib you have in it (see how here) to increase its versatility. I’m glad to see these pens come available, and I think it’s a step forward for Noodler’s pens.
What do you think?