Today I received this, the seventh in a series of Noodler’s Konrad Pens made of ebonite. This one is the Noodler’s Konrad Jade Ripple design.
I’ve fitted it with my Nemosine 0.8 mm nib and have loaded it with Private Reserve Avacado.
I’ve done a bit of nib modifications to make it a very lush and wet writer. I’ve drawn a razor blade in between the tines to open up the ink channel on the nib. And then I followed it with a small amount of nib smoothing on 2000 and 2500 grit paper to remove the burrs, for the nib became quite scratchy after the razor blade treatment. So scratchy in fact, that it was digging into the paper and removing paper fibers, quite unpleasant.
But now it writes as smooth as a baby’s bottom… err, maybe not quite.