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#31 ebluegrass

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 14:35

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got my M600 90 minutes ago.
Love it already. and the size is exactly right. Why is is so darned more expensive than the M200!
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 14:37

I'm fairly sure the jump in price is because of the gold nib vs. the stainless steel. Not sure what the price of gold is these days, but it has soared in recent years. In my limited experience, the gold nib seems to lay a little thicker line than do the steel. Just my 5 cents.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 16:30

Would love to try it, but I have tiny fingers and most of these I think would feel bulky. Any recommendations for similar performance with something easier to handle for small hands?

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 18:28

I have had the same pen- Pelikan 600 with a fine 14 kt nib for quite a while and agree that it is a wonderful, reliable pen. I did have a 605 with an 18kt fine nib for a while and sold it- the 18 kt nib seemed stiffer and less responsive- it was just not as enjoyable a pen even though it was the same size and nib width.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 20:13

Would love to try it, but I have tiny fingers and most of these I think would feel bulky. Any recommendations for similar performance with something easier to handle for small hands?



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Posted 23 August 2012 - 20:16

JoanB: You could try a vintage 400 or a new M400, or a 200. All of these are generally the same size and a little smaller than the M600. As a guy, I have relatively small hands, so the M600 is fine, but the 400 is maybe a little bit more comfortable. It's really all about preference and comfort.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:03

Is there any more consistent pen than a Pelikan?
I love my M400, it's only rival in my rotation is a vintage 140.
These pens last and are ultra reliable on all papers, with all inks.
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#38 Bipedallou

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 16:18

Nice review, well formatted and articulated. I have an M400, purchased in 2009, with the extra fine nib. When I'm not using my M400 I turn to the M600 with a medium nib that I purchased as NOS from an Ebay seller as part of a set, ballpoint, pencil and fountain pen. The set is from the late 80's I believe. This older M600 is the same size as my more modern M400, but that's OK with me. I had retired all my other pens, (not that many really), after getting my M400, and since I got the M600, these two Pelikan pens are all I use now. Great pens!
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:38

Do people regularly take apart their M600 like what Inka did? Is it hard to take apart and reassemble? How long does a new piston stay smooth before you have to silicone grease it?

Edited by dlyz, 26 December 2012 - 05:39.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 12:22

Excellent review. My sister's getting me one in celebration of my university graduation and soon-to-commence work life.

Great companion this pen will be with the Lamy 2000 I already own.

Germans really know their way around fountain pens...... 



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 19:23

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Edited by akmac, 01 May 2014 - 19:26.


#42 LargeSofa

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 19:05

very nice review. thanks.