|Model Number||PELIKAN 926790|
March 23, 2011
I think that Pelikan...
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 products.
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 thick.
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 more savings.