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#1 jandrese

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:34

It seems I am the first to review this pen, at least in this sub forum. I am surprised by that. Many loved the last Pelikan 101N reissue, the brown tortoise. I love it, and my review of that pen can be found here. So many loved it Pelikan ran at least three production runs. From what I hear many fewer love this latest 101N reissue, the lizard. If you are a hater shame on you, this pen equals or betters the previous reissue. Just look at it up close.

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I'm going to strive for brevity here. This is a very nice pen. Yes, at exactly the same shape as the previous reissue it is a little small, but posted it feels great. It is light and easily fits in your pocket. From a distance it is classic black and silver. Up close it is very interesting. I'm not sure I see lizard skin (not that I really know), but I like it very much just the same. The big ink window on these pens is really fantastic. This pen has a fine nib that writes a slightly wet, slightly wider than fine consistent line without hesitation even after sitting around awhile---and that is with Sailor's Nano Carbon Black pigment ink. Don't be threatened by the price; I got mine at Dromgooles in Houston, TX for a very attractive price. The pen is worth every penny. These may be the worst pen pics I ever took, but I wanted to see how close the iPhone would get. Nibs.com and others have better pics if you hate mine.

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Compared to the 101N tortoise reissue this lizard material feels and looks higher quality. The nibs look the same except for the color, gold vs. silver, but both are smooth juicy wonders. Go buy one already, you know you want to.

#2 Jonst

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:43

Thanks for the review and the great pictures. I think it's a really nice looking pen and the only thing which stops me getting one is the small size (I don't like posting).

Enjoy the pen.

Jon

#3 RobertJRB

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:27

Thanks for sharing. Nice pen trough I like the pelikan 100 over the 101. Unfortunately the only reissue pelikan made of those are some expensive LE's. The lizard pattern looks great on this pen.

Find it strange btw u feel there is a difference in build between the first and second M101n. U would expect them to be the same. Have read some comments people found the tortoise M101n to feel to cheap a build. So maybe pelikan noticed those commends.

Edited by RobertJRB, 08 January 2013 - 11:27.

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#4 raging.dragon

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:31

Thanks for the review and the great pictures. I think it's a really nice looking pen and the only thing which stops me getting one is the small size (I don't like posting).

Enjoy the pen.

Jon


Same for me. The lizard material is great, but the 101N is a poor fit for me. Now if Pelikan made an M1000 in the lizard material... :puddle:

Edited by raging.dragon, 08 January 2013 - 21:32.


#5 Frank C

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:30

Thanks for the review. I received mine in December and filled it with R&K Verdigris. I had the B nib made into a cursive italic at nibs.com when I purchased the pen. It is a beautiful pen and writes like a dream. Even though I have big hands--an M1000 is fine--I use the 101N unposted without any problems. I noticed that one of the other early purchasers sold hers through the classifieds already because it didn't "wow" her as she thought it would. My little lizard wowed me!
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#6 Bogon07

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:41

Gorgeous looking pen. Nice colour tones. The lizard pattern looks great in the 2nd & 3rd photos like the underbelly of a large lizard. I think the close-up accentuates the regular grid pattern too much and you would not normally be holding it that close.

Thanks for sharing.

Edited by Bogon07, 10 January 2013 - 02:41.

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#7 langere

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:35

I've had my Lizard for a number of weeks now and I really like it. In fact, I think the nib is even better on this one than the Tortoise (which I have as well). Granted, it is small, but it does not write like a small pen.

The body is incredibly smooth, surprising given the lizard texture underneath, which makes it appear as it might be rough...

I really love this pen! It is worth getting. And yes, I did get it at less than MSRP.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:34

they're very nice
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 13:58

Thanks for the review. This pen is interesting as it looks like it's paying homage to the great Soennecken 222 series, which had a very similar 'lizard-skin' barrel/cap. One difference is that the Soenneckens came in at least 3 colors (grey, red, green), whereas this Pelikan comes in only grey...I wonder if Pelikan is going to release more colors with this pattern?

#10 mirosc

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 15:34

This pen is interesting as it looks like it's paying homage to the great Soennecken 222 series, which had a very similar 'lizard-skin' barrel/cap


Not really.
It's a new interpretation of Pelikan's own 100N Lizard from the 1930's. Pelikan has enough own models and surely doesn't need to imitate other makers :-) I'm not really sure, but don't the Soennecken Lizards date from the early 50's?

I wonder if Pelikan is going to release more colors with this pattern?

I doubt it. There will be another limited edition this year with silver/chrome caps, but I can't think of other colors - the original didn't come in several colors either.

Edited by mirosc, 10 January 2013 - 15:36.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 15:37

If this Lizard was size M1000 , it would be nicer : :puddle: :puddle: :puddle: :puddle:

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:32

What are the dimensions of this pen? Posted? Capped?

Also, the section looks longer than usual. What is that length?