Saturday, June 11, 2011
Noodler's Flex Pen
I got mine today, and I am VERY pleased. It's amazingly versatile, with a wide range of line widths. Interestingly, when you fill it with their Lexington Grey ink, the lines vary in value too...thinner lines put down less ink, so are grayer. Press on the nib to flex for a wider line, and you get quite dark ones! (You do need to wait a bit for those dark ones to dry...)
The pen is lightweight, which I like, and it writes and draws smoothly, particularly on this paper--Fabriano Hot Press. No feathering or sinking in in blobs...
It has a screw cap, which I like and my husband doesn't--I LIKE it to stay put. It has a built in piston so you don't need a separate converter or a cartridge to fill it, and little translucent "windows" so you can see how much ink you have left.
All in all, I am well pleased...it was worth the wait! For $14, I am in LOVE.
I got mine from Goulet Pen Company, who were very nice to work with, but I understand there are a few other places that sell them, like ISellPens.com. They go fast, though...looks like Goulet's mostly out again!
For this price, they can't be beat...and I'm delighted that they flex as much as my beloved antique Waterman 152, which wants to leak all over the place!
*Note: There have been some negative reviews too, please read the comments below...
And nope, I don't get a cut from Noodler's, I don't work for them, I just trust Nina's judgement and had to try one. As I said, for the price I am delighted!