Noodler’s has a new Konrad Flex Pen, in solid black. It’s a classy alternative to the other swirly and demonstrator versions of this pen. But if you have been following Noodler’s pens for a while, then you remember that Noodler’s actually made a black Konrad already, in a rollerball and brush pen version. The Konrad flex has some subtle changes from these older pens though, and that’s what inspired me to do this post.
|Noodler’s Konrad Flex Pen, in solid Black|
|Noodler’s Konrad Flex Pen, in solid black|
So what’s the big deal about a black Noodler’s Konrad pen? We’ve seen them before, sort of. There are some differences, somewhat notable ones. The first change you can see before opening the pen. Just look at the back finial of the pen, and you’ll see that the silver trim ring from the original is now gone.
|Noodler’s Black Konrads, old (bottom) and new (top).|
|Noodler’s Konrad piston mechanisms, old (bottom) and top (new).|
|Noodler’s black Konrad, yellow ink window and no blind cap on bottom (old), clear ink window and blind cap on top (new).|
All of the changes you see here were made on all of the Noodler’s Konrad Flex pens, there’s nothing specific to this black on that’s different from any of the other Konrad Flexes. I just wanted to point out the changes between the old and new black Konrads, since I thought they might create a little confusion.
Of course, I can read your mind so I know you’re going to ask me about the Konrad rollerball and brush pens, where they went and when they’ll be back….well, they’re being redesigned and are no longer available, until…well, until they are again. I’d love to be more specific but Nathan Tardif has a lot of balls in the air, and this is one of them. All I know is that at some point in the future, we will see Konrad rollerball and brush pens again…..probably.