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Replacing Nib In Noodler's Ahab

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#1 blackfinger

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 10:05

One of my favorite pens is the Noodler's Ahab. I like how it is cheap and easy to service (it even smells good lol). I find the original nib quite decent, but I wonder if it is possible to replace it for something "fancier", like a gold nib. I believe it is a #6 nib, but different brands might have different shapes, so I am not sure which model would work. Did anyone try it? 

 

Edit: This is the nib I want to put int the Ahab, if I manage to remove it from the feed... 

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 11:30

I've never had a problem with any of the nibs I've put in my Ahab. Currently it has a Knox OBB fitted to it that I use for signatures on certain documents.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 14:24

I've never had a problem with any of the nibs I've put in my Ahab. Currently it has a Knox OBB fitted to it that I use for signatures on certain documents.

My plan is to put a Montblanc spare nib in it. I managed to get hold of one cheap so hopefully I can get it to work :) 



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Posted 18 August 2018 - 14:51

I believe both the Ahab and Konrad use #6 nibs. My Konrad has a Goulet branded Jowo in it.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 14:38

Hi, blackfinger, welcome to FPN

 

Lots of useful information and we really don't bite. Are rather friendly, to tell the truth. Yes, the Ahab uses # 6 nibs. Your Montblanc spare nib should work OK. Would recommend calling up videos on YouTube on the the Ahab. Topics that may be relevant to you are heat-setting a nib in the Ahab, maintenance of the Ahab, and Nathan Tardif's talks on the Ahab. (Nathan is the designer and maker of the Ahabs.) Also, Robert Goulet of Goulet Pens (gouletpens.com) has a few videos on the Ahab on his site.

 

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 18:04

... Also, Robert Goulet of Goulet Pens (gouletpens.com) has a few videos on the Ahab on his site.

 

 

 

It's Brian Goulet not Robert.



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Posted 19 August 2018 - 19:48

Hi, blackfinger, welcome to FPN

 

Lots of useful information and we really don't bite. Are rather friendly, to tell the truth. Yes, the Ahab uses # 6 nibs. Your Montblanc spare nib should work OK. Would recommend calling up videos on YouTube on the the Ahab. Topics that may be relevant to you are heat-setting a nib in the Ahab, maintenance of the Ahab, and Nathan Tardif's talks on the Ahab. (Nathan is the designer and maker of the Ahabs.) Also, Robert Goulet of Goulet Pens (gouletpens.com) has a few videos on the Ahab on his site.

 

Best of luck,

Thanks for the tips  :lol: Nathan sure did a great job with the Ahab. I think he won't mind the little Montblanc Frankenstein's monster that I am going to create.  



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Posted 21 August 2018 - 10:44

Thanks for the tips  :lol: Nathan sure did a great job with the Ahab. I think he won't mind the little Montblanc Frankenstein's monster that I am going to create.  

 

he actually created all his pen with tinkering in mind.. so i'm pretty sure he wont mind...



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Posted 22 August 2018 - 12:34

 

 

It's Brian Goulet not Robert.

Thanks, senior moments strike again.


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 17:20

Thanks, senior moments strike again.

 

 

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 19:18

Quick update: The operation was a success. I kept the original Ahab feed and the Montblanc nib fits perfectly. Gorgeous gold nib and it writes smootly  :D A little bit on the wet side but for the price I can't complain much. 



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Posted 22 August 2018 - 19:39

Hi, blackfinger, welcome to FPN

 

Lots of useful information and we really don't bite. Are rather friendly, to tell the truth. Yes, the Ahab uses # 6 nibs. Your Montblanc spare nib should work OK. Would recommend calling up videos on YouTube on the the Ahab. Topics that may be relevant to you are heat-setting a nib in the Ahab, maintenance of the Ahab, and Nathan Tardif's talks on the Ahab. (Nathan is the designer and maker of the Ahabs.) Also, Robert Goulet of Goulet Pens (gouletpens.com) has a few videos on the Ahab on his site.

 

Best of luck,

 

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Kidding.

I do not know if that MB nib will fit (MB does not use standard nib sizes, but the ahab is meant to be accepting of many nibs due to its friction fit design) and if it does, you'll need to heat-set the feed with hot water.

But removing a noodlers nib/feed from any of their pens consists of pulling the nib and feed straight out.

You can adjust the wetness of the noodlers feed by sliding it further back relative to the nib. keep the nib where it is and push the feed further into the pen. this will reduce the contact patch to the nib slit and will dry the nib a bit.


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 20:39

 

You take your niceties and go right to hell!

Kidding.

I do not know if that MB nib will fit (MB does not use standard nib sizes, but the ahab is meant to be accepting of many nibs due to its friction fit design) and if it does, you'll need to heat-set the feed with hot water.

But removing a noodlers nib/feed from any of their pens consists of pulling the nib and feed straight out.

You can adjust the wetness of the noodlers feed by sliding it further back relative to the nib. keep the nib where it is and push the feed further into the pen. this will reduce the contact patch to the nib slit and will dry the nib a bit.

Pushed the feed a little deeper (this sounded weird lol) and changed to a slightly more viscous ink and it works even better ^^ 





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