Noodler's Standard Flex Fountain Pen - Clear Demonstrator
Inspired by 1950s-style pocket pens, the "Nib Creaper" or Standard is Noodler's small-size flex fountain pen. It features a flexible #2 steel nib, a handmade ebonite feed, and a built-in piston filling system that can be removed to completely fill the barrel with an eye-dropper.
The Nib Creaper (also known as the Standard Flex Pen) was the first fountain pen produced by Noodler's, introduced in 2010, and is Noodler's smallest and slimmest fountain pen.
Noodler's flex pens are ideal for fountain pen enthusiasts who enjoy tinkering with their pens. Don't be afraid to get ink on your fingers and adjust the nib and feed until you get the pen working just right for you. To enjoy the best experience possible, we recommend the following.
- Clean the pen thoroughly before using it for the first time.
- Use light pressure on your down-strokes to spread the tines of the nib and create line variation.
- Don't write too quickly when flexing the pen, or else the ink flow won't be able to keep up and the pen will stop writing.
- If the pen stops writing, let it sit for a few minutes so that the feed can recharge with ink. You can speed up the process by tapping the nib on a piece of scratch paper or using the piston mechanism to force more ink into the nib.
- If the pen's ink flow is too wet or dry for your taste, try adjusting how far the nib and feed are inserted into the grip section and how far back the nib is seated on the feed. The deeper the feed is inserted and the further back the nib is seated, the wetter the pen will tend to write.
This pen is made of eco-friendly celluloid-derived vegetal resin. It has a distinctive smell that generally fades with time but never fully dissipates. Leaving the pen in direct sunlight can make the smell dissipate faster.