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Pelikan M605 - Blue & Silver


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#1 dandelion

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 20:36



This was a pleasant surprise. Since I believe Pelikan to be the best big pen company in the world I had high expectations, and this pen exceeded them. Beside the perfect size, balance and craftmanship, this pen is almost all about the nib. This is the best medium nib I've ever tried and - contrary to my intention before the purchase - I will keep the M nib. The rather low total of 42.5/50 is a bit unfair - it is the initial impression that makes the total low. I'd say that 8.75-9/10 is a more fair overall grade. A lovely pen that I bought at a ridiculously low price (99€) in Berlin.

I didn't believe M nibbed pens could be something for me.
I didn't believe blue pens could be something for me.
I was wrong.

I'm very happy with this pen. This juicy, smooth, nib will be one of my favourites for journalling and letters. I'm so happy to be wrong sometimes!

PS My pics - no pics - does justice to this beautiful deep blue pen!



With its sibling.





The lovely nib.

Edited by dandelion, 06 July 2009 - 21:54.

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#2 diplomat

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 20:40

Nice review, nice pen (I have it!), but... what about the moratorium?? hmm1.gif

Enjoy your new pen!

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#3 George

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 21:35

I just love Pelikan's nibs! I hope you enjoy your pen!

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#4 jbn10161

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 21:48

Your handwriting is beautiful! Thanks for the review and pics.
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 23:35

Nice review Dandelion. I like your handwriting and from the looks of it the M605 M is showing signs of a stubbish nib! This is something I've found on most examples of Pelikan mediums that give it great character. Congratulations on a fine pen at a great price.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 00:44

QUOTE (diplomat @ Jul 6 2009, 02:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
what about the moratorium?? hmm1.gif

You of all people should know that such things don't apply to Pelikans, diplo! happyberet.gif The M605 is perfect for me in most respects. Enjoy it, Dandelion.

#7 dandelion

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 21:25

Thanks for positive response and the kind comments on my handwriting. I must say that this M nib has broadened my horizons. It is such a joy writing with! I think I'll go for a broad nib someday. I still prefer EF/F for notetaking and scribbling, but I think I begin to understand the thing with wider (slightly stubbish) nibs. Italics and stubs has been favourites all along, but this...lovely. Still very fond of this pen.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 22:40

The M6xx nibs are pretty sweet. I just got an M640 Sahara with an 18K F and I am very impressed with it.
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#9 dandelion

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 23:16

Here are some photos that I took today, that better capture the awesome blue colour on the M605.









Together with the M215 Lozenge.

Edited by dandelion, 11 July 2009 - 23:16.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 00:12

I love the outdoor photos.

I was at a local office supply store to see if they'd gotten any new fountain pens in, and indeed they had-- some Souverän M405's. The nib was so buttery smooth that I seriously thought about cutting back on eating out for a while to afford it. I think I might have to start saving for a Pelikan, after playing around with that one and seeing everybody talk of how smooth the nibs are...

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 17:45

very nice review and pics
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 17:58

FYI: Galeria Kaufhof has them stocked again for 99€. So if you're visiting Germany, take your chance to get a really nice pen for an even nicer price.  I'm almost tempted to buy a second one as a backup.

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#13 mori45

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 00:35

Great review--my blue M605 is one of my everywhere pens. Although I really don't need another pen, at 99 Euro, I am considering picking up a spare.

#14 langere

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 00:53

I agree! When I was in Germany this summer, I bought one at Kaufhof in Nuremburg. What a great price!

My wife bought shoes, and I bought a pen... :thumbup:

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Edited by langere, 12 October 2010 - 00:53.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 01:34

Nice review. Makes me miss Germany. :( The M6xx or the M8xx are some of the Pelikans I've been eying for a while due to the excellent M400 I have in my collection.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:09

Oh, another thing--M6xxs will fit M2xx/4xx nibs. Makes it really convenient if you want to be able to swap between bodies.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 09:14

FYI: Galeria Kaufhof has them stocked again for 99€. So if you're visiting Germany, take your chance to get a really nice pen for an even nicer price. I'm almost tempted to buy a second one as a backup.


For those in Eu land, Galeria Kaufhof M605, 99 Euros.


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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:06

FYI: Galeria Kaufhof has them stocked again for 99€. So if you're visiting Germany, take your chance to get a really nice pen for an even nicer price. I'm almost tempted to buy a second one as a backup.


For those in Eu land, Galeria Kaufhof M605, 99 Euros.


Dave... v.tempted. Get thee behind me ....



Beware, I think they still ship only to German addresses.
Got the blue M605 (and the yellow M200) from them a couple years ago, but had to ask for help from a German friend.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:25

FYI: Galeria Kaufhof has them stocked again for 99€. So if you're visiting Germany, take your chance to get a really nice pen for an even nicer price. I'm almost tempted to buy a second one as a backup.


For those in Eu land, Galeria Kaufhof M605, 99 Euros.


Dave... v.tempted. Get thee behind me ....



Beware, I think they still ship only to German addresses.
Got the blue M605 (and the yellow M200) from them a couple years ago, but had to ask for help from a German friend.



Thanks goodness for that :-) Temptation removed.

incredible price though.


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Posted 12 October 2010 - 12:47

Isn't there anyone who lives in Germany who's willing to help us poor none-EU people get our hands on these pens at cost?

PLEASE???????

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