Noodler's Standard Flex Pen

Item Code: FP120


Noodler's Standard Flex Pen. This flexible nib fountain pen produces reasonable thicks and thins from pressure. Use it for larger writing and expressive handwriting. It is not suitable for smaller Ornamental Scripts because the nib can't produce the fine hairlines possible with dip pen pointed nibs. For a fatter barrel, purchase the FP125. Noodler's Ahab Flex Pen. The same flex nib is used in the Standard and Ahab Fountain Pens.

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Shown in photo Clear- Our most popular "color," which makes it easy to see how much ink is left in the pen.

Also stocked, not pictured: Black.

For filling the pen with ink from a bottle, the Standard Flex Pens have a twist-fill piston mechanism that is part of the barrel.

This is a fun pen to write with and has an extremely flexible nib - for a fountain pen. You can easily go from thin to thick and back, but the unstressed stroke is far from a hairline. (An extremely light touch and some speed can produce a thinner line.) The pen is useless for small copperplate scripts. You can produce copperplate scripts only in larger sizes. You can only produce monoline or nearly monoline writing in smaller sizes. It has potential for wedding invitation addressing where the script is more-or-less monoline perhaps with some more heavily stressed strokes (such as Spencerian). - John

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Noodler for doodlers
Apr 8, 2012  |  By jeanine
This is a great little pen for those of us who want to play with script letters. It starts easily and keeps on going with a lovely big piston filled chamber. The flexibility of the nib is easy to adjust and gives some pretty impressive thicks and thins. It responds nicely to a variety of papers and tolerates a fairly heavy hand.

Fits a Gillot 303
Sep 22, 2016  |  By Victor
If you take out the nib and fit a Gillot 303 into it, you have a very inexpensive super flex fountain pen. Takes a little adjusting with the feed and nib to get the flow right. But remember to take out the nib when not using: the Gillot will corrode pretty quickly if left in.