Noodler Creaper Flex

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Ooo a box

This week’s pen is the Dec 25th Creaper Flex by Noodler’s. I’ve been a huge fan of Noodler’s inks but this is my first Noodler’s pen. I bought this on sale at Goulet Pens and they don’t seem to have this particular color  at the moment but if you go check them out there are plenty of other colors.

There's a pen in the box!
There’s a pen in the box!
There's also an informative paper about the pen, how to fill it, use it, and replace its gasket.
There’s also an informative paper about the pen, how to fill it, use it, and replace its gasket.

I had read that the Creaper Flex are pretty small pens, so I was excited to get one to try out the size for my hands.

Pen in the hand.
Pen in the hand.

I can see how this might be a bit uncomfortable to use if you have larger hands as the barrel is really quite narrow, but it feels pretty good in mine.

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I can see myself using this pen quite a lot in my pen rotation. It is fairly light, feels good to write with and its narrow width makes it particularly good fit for my hand.

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This is a piston fill pen, which is filled a little differently.

To fill, you unscrew the back while it is dipped in ink.
To fill, you unscrew the back while it is dipped in ink.
Like so.
Like so.

The Good

  • comes in various styles and colors
  • replaceable parts
  • narrow barrel
  • writes nice
  • light without the cap but not flimsy feeling

The Bad

  • hard grip
  • no cartridge option
  • threads for the cap tend to dig into my finger

Overall grade: B+

I kind of want more than one of these pens because the narrow grip is really nice for me, but I wish the threads were just a bit higher up on the pen.

 

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