Noodler's Ink Fountain Pen with Piston Fill & Ink Window - Fine Medium Nib - Black Body

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The always innovating Noodler's Ink has created its own brand of fountain pens! JetPens gives Noodler's Ink mad props for putting together the whole manufacturing process behind the pens in such a short amount of time! We are also very honored to be one of the first retailers selected to carry this new product line.

Born out of the ingenuity and experience of the ink designer and pen connoisseur Nathan at Noodler's Ink, the Noodler's Ink fountain pens are truly one-of-a-kind writing instruments that were designed for the avid and fountain pen users.

The first line is a very, very affordable piston-filling fountain pen. This pen body is cleverly devised so that one can simply twist to extend the back end of the barrel in order to create suction in the piston inside the pen to draw ink. Moreover, there is an ink window near the grip of the pen, so one can monitor the ink level of the pen. This line of pens contains 5 body colors (black, navy, red, burgundy, or turquoise) for your varied tastes. The second line of pens wear a special handmade ebonite body that comes in 2 unique colors: mottled green or brown. The ebonite body gives a great grip while maintains a good heft. The pen comes with an aerometric filling system. Both product lines use a fine medium steel nib, which is between fine and medium size nibs in the US. The Noodler's Ink brand is engraved on both the nib face and clip of the pens.

Each pen comes with a paper box that displays the beloved Noodler's mascot catfish along with drawings of characters from the labels for some popular Noodler's Ink fountain pen inks. See if you can pick them out.

Model NumberNOODLERS 18001
Weight0.4 ounces
ManufacturerNoodler's Ink

Customer Reviews

I've only used disposable...
September 23, 2010
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I've only used disposable fountain pens up 'til buying the Noodler's Ink Fountain Pen, and there's a definite difference. I thought I'd used some decent disposable fountain pens in the past, but this is way better then I expected. Drawing and writing with this pen is like going from a Big Wheel to a Cadillac. It's that good.

I'm gonna have to get another one.
I bought (and have subsequentl...
August 25, 2010
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I bought (and have subsequently lost) one of these just to give it a try.

I am a fountain pen fanatic - don't know how many I have. I started using them when I was 8 years old, and have dozens today. I have cheapies (disposable pilots), low end (Lamy safari), and several mid range (Namiki vanishing point, Waterman, Pelikan, Lamy) even the occasional splurge (Omas limited edition, 18K).

I loved using the pen. I filled it with Noodler's Heart of Darkness ink, and from the beginning it flowed smoothly, wrote reliably and within two days became my go to pen. I write a lot - my only disappointment is that it doesn't hold more ink. I had to refill two times in three days.

I am waiting for these to come back in stock to get another one. It is a wonderful pen for beginners, and for you aficionado's who just want to enjoy a smooth write from an inexpensive pen.

My only wish is that it were a dropper filled pen and held lots more ink. Maybe Noodler's will make one of those soon?
Fountain pens are supposed...
August 15, 2010
Fountain pens are supposed to dry out when you leave them uncapped, it's the reason why caps were invented. The pen gets the job done but there is a certain... odor...
Fountain pens are supposed...
August 15, 2010
Fountain pens are supposed to dry out when you leave them uncapped, it's the reason why caps were invented. The pen gets the job done but there is a certain... odor...
I got this pen because...
July 16, 2010
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I got this pen because I was looking for something a bit better than my disposable pilot but I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg on a new fountain pen. When it arrived I was super excited. It looked great and all the pieces seemed to be in order (not something you can always expected when ordering online).

My first big problem I had with it was easy to overcome. It smells... bad... So I'd suggest letting it sit out of it's box a bit before ever giving it away as a gift. Maybe even a quick wipe down on the outside to help it along.

I then filled it with ink and started to write and it worked great! I set it down and went about my daily business just waiting for a moment to use it. However, when I got the chance, it barely worked. I had to run it across the paper quite a few times before it wrote and even when it did it wrote sporadically. So I thought it was the ink, after all mine was old and not in the greatest condition.

So I bought some new ink, Noodler's even, and filled up the pen. It wrote beautifully but I wasn't going to be fooled so I let it sit for a bit. I picked it up a bit later and tried to write. Same problem and I can't for the life of me figure out why. I tried different types of paper, different angles for the pen, I cleaned it properly, I even sat for 5 minutes writing hoping it was just new pen jitters. Nothing, still jumpy writing.

I'm giving it 2 stars (instead of 1) because it could be my fault it's not working, perhaps my old ink did something to a place I can't see. All the pieces work great except for the actual writing function which could have been damaged in transit (sometimes I swear my local postal man drop kicks my packages to the door). I just know that my $4 disposable went through hell and back and still wrote like a breeze, I was hoping my $14 could do the same.