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Noodlers Ahab Fountain Pens Reviews

quality:
quality rating 4 out of 5
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function rating 4 out of 5
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value value 4 out of 5
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(28 reviews)

 
Another great purchase from Pen Chalet. I am hooked on demonstrators and the Ahab is a welcome addition to my collection.

Dublin, OH
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
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quality rating 4 out of 5
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function rating 4 out of 5
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style rating 4 out of 5
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Excellent pen right out of the box. I inked it with HOD and honestly haven't bothered to try any other inks in it yet because it writes like a dream. The nib is nice and springy and writes pretty wet with a little pressure, which I like. I love the filling mechanism (do 2+ pumps to avoid the air bubble) and took it off to try the 308 cartridges, which also worked exactly as expected. Very easy to assemble and disassemble. It will leak inside the cap a bit, especially if you drop it on the floor, which can sometimes get ink on the part you put your fingers on. Other than that, no complaints.

Pullman, WA
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
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quality rating 5 out of 5
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function rating 5 out of 5
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style rating 5 out of 5
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I was totally expecting to hate this ubiquitous pen. However, it is a lot of fun. I love putting wild color inks in it and just laying down crazy looking stick figures, because an artist I am not. It is teaching me to use a wide/flexy nib and I am thankful.

Winston Salem, NC
overall: 4 out of 5
overall rating 4 out of 5
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quality rating 5 out of 5
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function rating 5 out of 5
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style rating 5 out of 5
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Never used a flex pen before but I have a large collection of fountain pens. Love the size and flow. Need to use better paper ??

Sundre, AB
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
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quality rating 5 out of 5
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function rating 5 out of 5
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style rating 5 out of 5
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I really want to like this pen, but it's really given me fits (although it might be the Monteverde Fireopal ink). I discovered that the breathing tube shouldn't be inserted all the way into its hole in the back of the feed, otherwise it jams up the piston. I haven't got the flair for flex yet, and the nib is pretty stiff. I changed to a non-shimmering ink to see if that makes it better. Can't beat the price, though!

lincoln, IL
overall: 4 out of 5
overall rating 4 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 3 out of 5
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function rating 3 out of 5
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My first flex fountain pen and I'm enjoying it a lot!

Lindenhurst, NY
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
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quality rating 5 out of 5
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function rating 5 out of 5
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style rating 5 out of 5
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The Noodler's Ahab is one of my best pen purchases. The price is very good, and the pen writes very smoothly. I don't flex the nib, but I appreciate the fact that it can be flexed if I decide to experiment with that feature.

Chipley, FL
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
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quality rating 5 out of 5
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function rating 5 out of 5
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This is my 2nd Ahab.

I love these pens, but they are not for the timid.
The available reusable ink cartridges are a real plus!
The fact that they take standard #6 nibs is another plus.
They force you to learn to work on your pens & good for tinkerers.

I would not recommend any Noodlers Ink pens for those that do not wish to get ink on their fingers.

This particular pen had some issues with the feed that I was unable to correct with heat setting over 6x. It was just getting too much flow. I finally took an exacto knife and dissected a phone wire, getting a small section of copper wire & placed in the top groove of the feed. Pen works excellent now with the Knox nib purchased here. I will probably order another feed & save this one for a possible "franken pen" (calligraphy nib conversion).

Vernonia, OR
overall: 4 out of 5
overall rating 4 out of 5
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quality rating 4 out of 5
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function rating 4 out of 5
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A great everyday working pen. Feels nice in the hand and I am impressed by the line it has laid down. This will not be my last Noodlers Ahab.

Decatur, AL
overall: 4 out of 5
overall rating 4 out of 5
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quality rating 4 out of 5
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function rating 4 out of 5
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style rating 4 out of 5
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Too wet for my tastes. And too thick.

Brooklyn , NY
overall: 4 out of 5
overall rating 4 out of 5
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quality rating 4 out of 5
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