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#1 watch_art

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:17

I found this pen in a box of ink. ;)
So I have no clue where to find one or how much they are. :)

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Opened up. Filled with Noodler's Blue. It's been in there for about two months and still writes when I put it to paper.

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And this? Honestly the smoothest best writing Noodler's pen I've ever used. Very very impressed.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 04:54

I keep looking at the ebonite Konrads, but I'm not sure I can justify the extra $20 price over a regular resin body one. Although the green mottled ebonite one was sure nice looking.
Fortunately, for me, they're out of stock at the Goulets at the moment.... :rolleyes: So, for the time being, it's a moot point.
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ETA: I will say that I like the regular Konrads a whole bunch, and definitely want to get another one to replace the one I lost last fall.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:07

That looks awesome. I didn't realize they made one with a black cap and blind cap. I wish I'd gotten an ebonite Konrad when they were available. I hope they'll release more of them someday.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 13:43

That is the only ebonite Konrad that I have seen with the black ebonite mixed with the swirled. Most are all the same material. That is a lovely pen.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 14:03

Cool! I didn't know it was unique. :)

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 15:03

I keep looking at the ebonite Konrads, but I'm not sure I can justify the extra $20 price over a regular resin body one. Although the green mottled ebonite one was sure nice looking.
Fortunately, for me, they're out of stock at the Goulets at the moment.... :rolleyes: So, for the time being, it's a moot point.
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ETA: I will say that I like the regular Konrads a whole bunch, and definitely want to get another one to replace the one I lost last fall.


Yeah same here... though if you watch Brian's video he shows how the ebonite konrad is actually different in other ways then just the material. I think they also may be finished better.
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 15:11

I don't know about finish compared to the others b/c I haven't handled them, but I will say again that the nib on this is THE BEST Noodler's nib I've ever written with.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 15:15

Beautiful pen color. I was not impressed with the Ahab, reluctant to pay the extra money for the Konard.
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 15:59

Beautiful pen color. I was not impressed with the Ahab, reluctant to pay the extra money for the Konard.

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The only difference for me was I have the resin Konrad, and I'm not sure if I want to pay the extra for the same thing in Ebonite. The nib was scratchy on my resin, and I ended up swapping in a Knox nib and No-nonsense feed to make mine usable, which of course cancelled any flex-effect. Very disappointed with the pen, but happy it was adaptable.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 22:52

Yeah same exact story for me. Needless to say, I haven't wanted to sink $40 in to an ebonite one when the resin one was.... disappointing, as you say.
"One always looking for flaws leaves too little time for construction" ...

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:41

I have had both, the resin and the ebonite. I actually bought two of the resin pens. I have since given both of them away. The ebonite, on the other, is still in heavy rotation. There have been some reports of quality issues with the ebonites but far less than with the resin pens. When the ebonites are re-stocked I plan to buy at least one more.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:04

I have two of the Noodler's Konrad flex pens. Poseidon Purple filled with Private Reserve Purple Mojo and a California Tortoise with Private Reserve Chocolate. The California needed adjusting, the Poseidon was read to go out of the box. Both are very smooth and lay down a nice wet line. I am immensely pleased and consider it $40 well spent. I fully intend on purchasing an ebonite from Goulet's once they are back in stock. I am also interested in ordering a No. 6 nib from the Goulet's and trying it out in one of the pens.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:22

Cool!! That's definitely a limited edition (the Dixie #10), as featured in Nathan's video from a few months back:

Glad it's been such a great writer for you.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:17

I found this pen in a box of ink. ;)
So I have no clue where to find one or how much they are. :)

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Opened up. Filled with Noodler's Blue. It's been in there for about two months and still writes when I put it to paper.

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And this? Honestly the smoothest best writing Noodler's pen I've ever used. Very very impressed.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 14:50

Does anyone have any word on the release date of the next batch of ebonite Konrads?

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 15:52

Does anyone have any word on the release date of the next batch of ebonite Konrads?

I'm not really sure, but I think Fountain Pen Hospital still has some in stock.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 18:25

watch_art I wonder how do you manage to use your pen for 2 months without refilling it. My konrad (normal resin version I suppose) needs refilling every three or four days of normal office usage.

 

I guess that being a semi flex uses more ink than a nail, but still....

 

 


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 23:44

Nice looking pen! I sprang for a Konrad a month back (Hawaiian Tortoise) and have been very happy. Don't think I will upgrade to the ebonite, but they are pretty to look at.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 23:57

watch_art I wonder how do you manage to use your pen for 2 months without refilling it. My konrad (normal resin version I suppose) needs refilling every three or four days of normal office usage.

 

I guess that being a semi flex uses more ink than a nail, but still....

 

 

 

 

because i don't use it every day.  it never gave a hard start or skipped though...


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:56

How big are these pens?  Anything much smaller than a Duofold is not ideal for me.

 

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