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Pelikan M215 Lozenge Review


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#1 Parkermaniac

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 03:13

Well, this being my first fountain pen review that I post on the FPN, I decided to make it a special one. I recently ordered a Pelikan M215 in the pattern that I liked, the Lozenge one from Isellpens.com (no affiliation, just a very consistently satisfied customer), and thought that this pen would be perfect to review.

First Impressions/Appearance and Design: 9/10

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Wow, the box is even impressive looking. I enjoyed the sleek look.

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Ah, the pen. It has a wonderful Art-Deco feel to it. The design is timeless and classy. The only reason that I did not give it a full 10/10 is that the pen was smaller than I expected it to be.

Nib & Performance: 10/10

I truly love this nib. This nice wet medium nib was working properly the second I filled the pen up with ink. I always flush my pens before I ink them and this time was no exception. The smaller size than expected does not affect writing at all! I feel that this pen's design is perfect for the job. I also heard that this pen was uncomfortably heavy. WRONG! Maybe in comparison to the M200 it is, but this weight is just wonderful for large amounts of writing. This pen writes very smoothly with Pelikan Blue-Black ink The in hand feel was very odd before posting the cap though.

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Filling System: 10/10

Go piston fillers! The piston fill is my favorite type of filling system. This pen holds a generous amount of ink and would probably last me several days of writing. Another note, this filler is the smoothest thing I have ever used to fill a pen. Hands down, my favorite filling system of all time.

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Cost and Value: 10/10

This high quality, German, solid, piston filling pen, was only $90. Very good deal. I feel that this pen is worth much more than the price.

Conclusion:

This pen is definitely in my favorites. I love every single part of it. I love the way it writes, it's look, it's filling system, and it's heritage. This pen is going to be a keeper in my rotation.

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-Nate

Edited by Parkermaniac, 20 October 2009 - 03:20.

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:22

This high quality, German, solid, piston filling pen, was only $90. Very good deal. I feel that this pen is worth much more than the price.


That's the best compliment for a today's fountain pens. In a world of overpriced precious resin stick, the Pelikan value stands out in my opinion.

Cheers,

#3 DAYoung

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:24

Excellent. I recently bought a M215, blue/black, and I couldn't agree more.
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Posted 20 October 2009 - 18:40

Amen...
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 01:17

I bought the exact same pen as my first "nice" fountain pen and I couldn't agree more. It has a simplicity to its design that only adds to its elegant look.

And it writes nice :)

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 01:21

I never get tired of a good Pelikan review! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 05:17

Beautiful pen. What year is the make?
When I want a consistent pen, I always end up using the Pelikans.
You WILL enjoy this pen.

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#8 Parkermaniac

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 00:13

Beautiful pen. What year is the make?
When I want a consistent pen, I always end up using the Pelikans.
You WILL enjoy this pen.

I will tell you the truth. To say I am enjoying it is an understatement. I LOVE it with a passion. I used it to write many pages over the past few days and it still has ink from the first fill! Truly something wonderful here.

-Nate
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#9 DeaconKC

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 01:49

My 215 is my favorite FP. Period.
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 12:05

I just purchased one in Blue/Black and agree completely with your review.

What a great writer. Pen arrived on Wednesday and I immediately inked it with Herbin Eclat de Saphir. Been writing with this pen exclusively since it arrived and it still has ink from the first fill. You have to love the piston filler!!!

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 01:48

I just purchased one in Blue/Black and agree completely with your review.

What a great writer. Pen arrived on Wednesday and I immediately inked it with Herbin Eclat de Saphir. Been writing with this pen exclusively since it arrived and it still has ink from the first fill. You have to love the piston filler!!!


Awesome reply...thanks for posting!
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 06:22

I too have a Pelikan 215 m blue black and agree, very much classic, and it writes really well. I also love piston fillers.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 16:32

I imagine a white M215, with metal bars same as the ones in the Blue-Black version, and a black cap.
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 13:53

This high quality, German, solid, piston filling pen, was only $90. Very good deal. I feel that this pen is worth much more than the price.


That's the best compliment for a today's fountain pens. In a world of overpriced precious resin stick, the Pelikan value stands out in my opinion.

Cheers,


+1. Absolutely!

#15 Ru4scuba

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 02:10

Man...reading all these reviews really has me jonesing for my blue black M215 from the wife.

Can't wait and when I get it, I'll post my own review just for more pics for everyone!

Thanks again for the info.
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Posted 29 November 2009 - 02:41

Man...reading all these reviews really has me jonesing for my blue black M215 from the wife.

Can't wait and when I get it, I'll post my own review just for more pics for everyone!

Thanks again for the info.

I have the Blue Black m215 with medium nib. It is the only Pelikan I own, got it to check out the Pelikan through this model and I love the pen. It is my second piston filler my first was the Lamy 2000. I think piston filling is my favorite filling system.
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Pelikan 205 Blue Demo B,Pelikan 215 Lozenge W 14K two tone M
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#17 PianoMan14

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 03:01

Yes! Yes! Yes! :clap1:

I own one and couldn't agree more. It is truly a special pen.
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Posted 29 November 2009 - 16:08

Nice review! :) I have the exact same 215, been using it daily for the past 16 months. It hasn't skipped a beat. My ink of choice is the Noodler blue-black. I think my pen needs to go in for a service, as it's started to develop a slight leak at the section. And the clip as become loose –but other than that, this pen is a excellent work horse! I absolotely love the classic art-decco decor :wub:

Kind regards,

#19 stnnorman

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 16:46

Nice review. This pen is one of my favorites and is used daily. Looks classy and writes great.

#20 jean-charles

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 19:37

Nice review. Now, I want one :headsmack:






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