I just learned about a really intriguing deal from the folks at isellpens.com on the Noodler's Konrad releasing this week. While supplies last, they are offering a free bottle of Platinum Mixfree Ink with purchase of at least one Noodler's Konrad vegetal resin fountain pen. Those pens release some time this week and are up for preorder at Todd Nussbaum's site. If you're not familiar with Todd, he has been a retailer since before I started in the hobby five years ago. He offers some wicked good deals from time to time, and this is no exception. He makes clear you cannot be guaranteed your choice of the ink (it is free and an overstock situation) and you only get one bottle of ink no matter how many Konrads you buy. The Konrads themselves are coming in three vegetal resin patterns for $24 each. The first is a brown with sort of brown tortoise barrel. The second is a blue with brown tortoise barrel. The last is a red pen with a swirled red barrel. These pens have also seen a limited release from Fountain Pen Hospital in ebonite and will eventually become a regular item in the ebonite for $40 each. I have an ebonite model and like it quite a bit. Most people I have read suggest it is a superior pen to the Ahab. It's the same semi-flex nib that the Ahab has in a slightly more slender piston filler package. If you're inclined to not preorder or prefer not to order with Todd for whatever reason, the fine folks at Goulet Pens should have the pens available at about the same time. The same should go with whoever your favored retailer is. I do not have an affiliation with any of them other than having a short list of companies like the Goulets and the Nussbaums I like to throw business to when possible.