Does it flex? Of course, and very nicely. The flex side is nice and smooth when you write. It is a little less smooth than the parker vector which has a medium nib. I am impressed by this since it is XXF. I would estimate that the line width expands around five times from unflexed to flexed. The XXXF side is not very smooth, but I figure that that comes with the fact that it is so small and doesn’t have give like the flex side. Even on Rhodia paper it scratches as you write. Despite it being scratchy on the XXXF side it is very usable and useful when super tiny writing is needed. Has anyone else had a different experience?
Using the pen as a non flex pen is also very easy to do and it writes very well. From some comments on the internet I thought that controlling the flex would be more difficult than it is, but it really isn’t bad. It is easy to keep the pen unflexed and use it like a normal pen, or slow down and write flex style. I find this pen very versatile. You really get three pens in one: XXF ball-tip / XXF flex / XXXF needlepoint.
As for the Pelikan m200 the quality of the pen is better than I expected. After reading a lot about it I thought it would feel cheap and plasticy, but everything about it seems quality. Yes it is light and smaller than I thought it would be, but it fits very comfortably in my average size hand. The only problem that I have wondered about with this pen is what I need to do to fill it when my ink bottle gets low. After a few fillings it seems that I have to submerge the full nib to not suck in air with the ink when I fill it. Any Ideas?
Edited by MYU, 13 October 2009 - 16:27.
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