I wouldn’t have ever guessed that I’d be shooting a video about a $40 piston-fill, flex nib, ripple ebonite fountain pen with a clear ink window, but here I am! Nathan Tardif of Noodler’s Ink has blown me away again, and I’m here to share with you his latest unbelievable creation. It’s the Noodler’s Konrad Flex Pen in Ripple Ebonite. This material is one that’s typically only available on particularly rare limited editions or vintage pens, but never anywhere near the price of this pen. Leave it to Nathan to do something that’s never been done before.
The initial shipment of mottled and ripple ebonite Konrads that we received at GouletPens.com are long gone, and I was initially told that it would be a while before we would get more. But as it turns out we’ll have more today, and the turnaround will be shorter than I was thinking, a few weeks instead of a few months for the pens to be available with some regularity. I think back to the initial days in early 2011 where Noodler’s flex pens (the Nib Creaper, before the Ahab or Konrad was even around) would sell out in a matter of hours and have a 6 month wait to restock. And that was only 3 colors of them! Check out this post I did back in June 2011 about the flex pen release and how much of a rigamarole it was. Thank goodness we’re not there anymore! I can handle a few weeks 😉
Noodler’s Konrad Flex Pen in Sahara Ripple Ebonite
Noodler’s Konrad Flex Pen in Rebellion Ripple Ebonite
Noodler’s Konrad Flex Pen in Sahara Ripple Ebonite, with (very) clear ink window, posts very securely
Noodler’s Konrad Flex Pen in Rebellion Ripple Ebonite, piston knob revealed after removing blind cap
Noodler’s Konrad Flex Pens fully disassemble for ease of maintenance
Each pen’s pattern is unique, but all of them are stunning!
A bed of smooth rocks makes a great place to set your pen, clearly.
More colors of ebonite are expected, but this is all I’ve seen so far.
These two pens happen to match patterns pretty closely, but others vary wildly from these.
This would be an example of a differing pattern…
Here are some nice pics and a video preview of the pens for you. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me in the comments.