| I think that Pelikan...
, March 23, 2011
I think that Pelikan makes the finest fountain pens available. I often use my
M605 for daily use and love it to death, but for a daily writer, I was just
curious to see how their humble little "school pen" compared to their flagship
I was amazed! I love this pen. I grew up with Scheaffer school pens, which
leaked if you looked at them. This Pelikano does everything you want it to, and
more. Ink cartridge, the "giant" size, fits snugly and securely, the nib is
smooth and in the fine size, perfect for any writing one needs to do. The
plastic is high quality and seems like it will last for many years to come. The
stainless cap and springy plastic clip has been in service on mine for about
four years with no problems. Aesthetically, I liked the previous model better,
but now this chunky rounder, thicker (and more sturdy) design has grown on me
quite a bit.
I originally bought this pen because I wanted a daily Pelikan writer without the
worrying about my emotionaly state should I lose my M605. But now with my M605
virtually permanently in the drawer so that I can write with this one, if I lose
it, I'll feel as though I've lost a limb.
I would recommend the F nib size as it's pretty wide and the ink flows well. I
have a couple in different colors with the M nib and the line it makes is pretty
I love this pen. I'd recommend it to anyone. It may seem pricey for even a daily
writer, but when I consider that I've carried mine for four years so far, it's
nothing. Ink is cheap too, and you can always put a converter in it for even