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Replacement Nib For Noodlers Ahab?


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#1 lightfeather

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 13:04

Hello,

does anyone knows a source for a replacement nib for the Noodler's Ahab?

Thank you

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 15:27

I don't know how a Noodlers flex pen and an Ahab compare. I was able to use a #2 Moore nib (1920 vintage) in my flex pen and it worked fine. So if you have a vintage pen nib of the appropriate size for the feed, and the Ahab feed can be removed as easily as the feed on the flex pen, that might be a possibility. You wouldn't necessarily need a replacement Noodlers Ahab nib.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 15:34

The Ahab is a very big nib.
You have to match that. I can't help you, in none of my nibs are so big. My Degussa easy full flex would not fit it.

On a couple of other recent Ahab threads some one has a regular flex nib that he says would fit.

Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 23 January 2012 - 15:38.

Due to Mauricio's improved definition of Super-flex, I no longer use the term Easy Full Flex.

 

Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a 'flexi'/maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X.  Those are not "Flex" nibs. 

 

Odd, how many who should know better, compares Japanese F (which equals EF), with Western F, with out a second thought, but do not compare Japanese B with Western B.

 

Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens only; not the users of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.


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Posted 23 January 2012 - 19:26

Are you seeking a new Ahab nib, or a new nib that will fit the Ahab? If it's the second, look at the thread linked in my signature. Those nibs don't have much flex, but they're very smooth for general writing.
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#5 lightfeather

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 20:32

Thanks for the responses,

i'm seeking a new Ahab nib...

#6 lightfeather

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:34

no hints?

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 14:37

As far as I know the only replacement parts you can get right now for the Ahab are the piston seal o-rings - these can be had at gouletpens.com. You'll probably have to get a different nib (I highly recommend the ones in my link.)
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 15:17

I think the ones from Fountain Pen Revolution will work. They are $7 for the flex nibs and there are some other options, including a stub. Noodler's sources the pens from India (probably Chelpark) and Fountain Pen Revolution carries the same manufacturers and nibs.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 15:38

I have a Knox K 35 in my Ahab very nice but not flexy.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 00:25

I have a Knox K 35 in my Ahab very nice but not flexy.

Mine would not well at all, even with attempted heat setting.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 00:46

I lost the nib to my Ahab down a utility sink drain. I e-mailed the distributor and they sent me a new one. I'm not sure that's their standard practice though. Good luck.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:44

I have an ad for #6 nibs in the classified section. They work well in my Ahab and Konrad when I want a firm nib.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:07

Go to Noodlersink.com, click Contact on the upper right, and plea for a nib. You should get a reply from someone at Luxury Brands in Georgia, USA - the distributor for Noodler's products.

I asked for a spare feed once because I hacked the original feed too much in an attempt to make an Ahab actually work. They instructed the supplier I purchased the pen from (Goulet) to supply me with a few feeds on my next order, at no cost. They did, without question.

While you are at it. Please complain to Noodler's/Luxury Brands about not being able to purchase spare parts for Noodler's pens. It is ironic that a pen you often have to hack on to make work is impossible to buy spare part for. After all, I thought Noodler's pens where designed to be user serviceable to avoid waste. But if you need a spare part - forget it!

We should be able to buy spare pen parts in small quantity from our Noodler's dealers.