PASADENA, Calif. – FPGEEKS’ Noteworthy International Bureau of Science (NIBS) has acquired what is very likely a prototype BLACK Noodler’s Ahab Flex Nib Piston Fill Fountain Pen.
This much rumored and highly anticipated next iteration of the popular Noodler’s Ahab Flex was found lost or forgotten in a well-known Boston suburb oyster bar on December 9, 2011, by an employee of the establishment. For obvious reasons, the employee wishes to remain anonymous, but has agreed to be known as Wanda.
Wanda told FPGeeks:
“I saw the pen on a seat cushion while busing a table. We were swamped, so I put the pen in my apron thinking someone might come back asking for it. I forgot all about it until I got home and nearly put the pen in the washing machine!”
Only after the near fatal laundry incident did Wanda examine the pen. When she realized it was an “ink pen,” she called her sister. Wanda continued:
“I haven’t used an ink pen in decades, but I remembered that my sister is dating a man whose son owns a sandwich shop across the street from a jewelry store that’s famous for once selling a pen to Johnny Cash. [The boyfriend wasn't home, but...] my sister looked on her computer and suggested that I call Fountain Pen Geeks.”
After speaking with Wanda, FPGeeks determined that her information was legitimate. On the morning of Monday, December 12, 2011, three senior members of FPGeeks’ Security flew to Boston and assumed custody of the pen.
FPGeeks’ Chief Authentication Engineer, Izzy D. Facto, released the following statement:
“When the subject pen arrived at NIBS, our most highly qualified scientists were divided into two teams. One team performed observational testing of the subject while the other team performed technical testing, which included a complete dismantle.
Both teams independently determined that the subject pen is, in fact, a Black Noodler’s Ahab Flex Nib Piston Fill Fountain Pen.”
Team scientists were naturally skeptical going in, owing to the fact that FPGeeks receives approximately four false tips per day regarding the Black Noodler’s Ahab Flex Nib Fountain Pen. However, handling, using and dismantling the pen provided such overwhelming evidence pointing to its authenticity, that the possibility of it being counterfeit is very nearly zero.
FPGeeks has reached out to our friends at Noodler’s hoping to receive unequivocal confirmation as to the pen’s legitimacy, along with information regarding the pen’s official release date.
FPGeeks will be happy to return this pen to its rightful owner. If that’s you, step right up.