Monday Matchup #21: Noodler’s Ebonite Konrad Dixie #10 Methuselah’s Pine Cone Ripple Flex Pen and Waterman Absolute Brown

We’re back to that Monday grind, fountain pen lovers. This week’s Monday Matchup will hopefully inspire you this week, or at the very least, warm your heart. We’ve matched the Noodler’s Konrad Ebonite Dixie #10 Methuselah’s Pine Cone Ripple flex pen (wow, that’s a mouthful!) with Waterman Absolute Brown ink. The flex pen proved to be a great match for this ink, showing off its chocolate coloring and light shading. Although this pair is a darker combination, it makes us feel warm and cozy… maybe because it feels like a piece of Thanksgiving Day. It’s the perfect pair to finish up the fall with.

Jenni contributed this week’s artwork, inspiring the “Clear eyes,
full hearts, can’t lose” quote. Alex showed off the pair by providing
the writing sample.

What ink/pen combos are making you feel cozy this November? What would be your Thanksgiving Day match? Tell us all about them below! Hope you have a Happy (and quick!) Monday :

2017-10-11T14:18:51+00:00 November 10th, 2014|Monday Matchup|21 Comments
  • Lisa Smith

    Great matchup!! Love the quotes too!! Yay Friday Night Lights 😉

  • soniasimone

    Wow! Never even thought about this ink, I love it!

  • Jack Breeding

    Always been a fan of browns, from the red (Noodler's Beaver), to the green (Noodler's Burma Road) to the yellow (Pelikan Edelstien Amber)…and have been tempted by that very pen too! Today though it might have to be Blue Nose Bear….in the teens and a half foot of snow so far. Stay warm troopers!

  • Kenny Cross

    The Waterman Absolute Brown is gorgeous. Love the matchup.

    I seem to keep refilling my Vanishing Point up with Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses. My favorite ink. Whatever fountain pen I am using just watching the lines of the Black Swan ink makes me happy. Love the shading so much. I'm loving Diamine's Red Dragon in my Faber-Castell Basic. I fell in love with that ink after writing just one page with it.
    I will have to come up with Thanksgiving Day match.

  • Denette

    Excellent art and writing samples! I am pretty new to fountain pens and ink, and this is an ink I was not familiar with…now I NEED to buy a sample to try!

  • Starchix

    Aha! A great-looking brown I haven't even heard of before. And a question about flex pens: would you say they are more for drawing or lettering? or do they also work well for regular handwriting? Are they too soft for that?

  • Alex at Goulet Pens

    Love Friday Night Lights 🙂 Couldn't help but use that quote! Glad you like the match.

  • Alex at Goulet Pens

    Great question, Starchix! I don't think the flex pens are limited to either drawing or writing, but is a great tool for both. I'm not an artist but we've heard a lot of good things about using these pens for sketching/drawing. As for writing, I write with my flex pens day in and day out and they work wonderfully with regular handwriting (just don't apply pressure). They definitely aren't too soft.

  • Starchix

    Alex, you are my main woman there at GP. I will use this as my excuse to take y'all up on Thanksgiveaway, and order me a new pen and some brown ink. Thanks!

  • Sandy Young

    How well does Noodlers Ebonite Konrad work with the Goulet nib?

  • Alex at Goulet Pens

    That's what I'm here for! 🙂

  • Tom Johnson

    Kenny, I have BSAR in two of my four Vanishing Point nibs, and keep coming back to BSAR in my two VP's. I love it too.

  • Tom Johnson

    I'm running out of things to say about Monday Matchups, they are so wonderful. Love the artwork Jenni, wonderful lettering Alex, and very nice ink. What paper was used for the artwork?

  • soniasimone

    One of these days Alex should do a lettering workshop so we can all go learn from her brilliance. 🙂

  • Cameron Sawzin

    Pretty color- almost mahogany. Does the ink flow fast? I have a Graf von Faber -Castell extra fine that puts out a lot of ink- my favorite pen!

  • Alex at Goulet Pens

    It is mahogany like. It definitely lasts! The trick with flex pens is to move slower than normal. I had no trouble with this combo though 🙂

  • Alex at Goulet Pens

    Ooo that would be fun… not really sure how to teach a lettering workshop though!

  • Alex at Goulet Pens

    I believe it's a Rhodia No. 18 blank notepad.

  • Alex at Goulet Pens

    Works great! Wet and nice writer.

  • Kyle Caalim

    Any ideas where to start learning drawing? Preferably free as I'm only a student 🙂 It'e no joke when I say that I have terrible artistic skills. I was the only one to get a B in 2D Studio Art!

  • Jennifer Drake

    I would love to see that too. Even if it's a video of your writing and talking about how you are doing. 🙂