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Need Advice: Leaky Fingers From My Noodler's Ahab?

Posted by DebbieOhi , in Illustrated Journal 23 December 2017 · 341 views

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Hi all,
I'm giving my Noodler's Ahab another go. I like the bit of flex it gives, and I don't have to worry about springing the nib (I do have nicer pens now, so am aware of the difference).
BUT it always ALWAYS leaks on my middle finger (see photo). I've tried adding silicone grease to the bit where the body connects with the writing bit.
Any other advice?
Thanks kindly!
p.s. For the drawing above, I used Noodler's Black Swan In Australian Roses, one of my new favourite inks.


I'm pleased to find out that you did not have a case of "leaky fingers", but a leaky pen. What kind of pen is it? Cartridge? Piston fill? Lever and sac? Can you detach (unscrew) the section from the barrel? If so, the silicon grease goes onto the grip section's threads. The other possibility is a crack in the threads-- Ugh!

Debbie: I've had the same issue with my Ahab and no amount of silicone grease would keep the ink at bay. For this reason, I am 'paying it forward' in the other forum and donating it to a student or newbie to the hobby who wishes to tinker around with it.
Surgical gloves? ;)

The sort of converter in the Ahab us treaded and is perhaps not tightened enough.  So I would suggest trying silicone grease on both the converter and where you thread the section and barrel together.  See if that works.  

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