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Pelikan M205 Toledo Red


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#21 Garageboy

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 03:47

It looks soo utilitarian with the ink window and the new solid colors. Very esterbrook-ey

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#22 saintsimon

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 04:29

I have to admit, I don't like this tomato red colour called Toledo red. I prefer their old burgundy/bordeaux solid colours.

#23 myrrhman

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 21:06

I have a black Binderized version of this pen. It's lovely. Very smooth, wet writer (just how I like them) with a very functional ink window.

#24 santander02

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 18:48

It`s Pelikan 205 red. It isn`t Toledo red. Toledo red is this
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Toledo isn`t the colour, it`s the decoration of the barrel, typical from Toledo, Spain

#25 santander02

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 18:58

It´s
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#26 RobbW

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 02:57

I have a Binderized 205 in Toledo Red. I first inked it with Herbin 1670. Some pen/ink combinations are just right together. I love the pen, love the ink, and love the combo so much that I keep reinking with the 1670--it's never had another ink. The ink looks fantastic in the window, and even better on paper.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 04:37

Great review, great pen. I have several Pelikans but this review prompted me to grab another while the special price applies - USD$74 delivered to the door via Fedex from melpens.com in Malaysia. Super offer too good to ignore ... Posted Image

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#28 encremental

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 09:59

santander02 - Pelikan themselves call it Toledo Red on the box, so perhaps we should go with that :happyberet: - and lovely as they are, Pelikan's current 'Toledo' pens have precious little to do with the Spanish craft metalwork of the same name. I wish they did!

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#29 encremental

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 10:07

Great review, superfreeka. Has anyone noticed quite a change in character in Pelikan steel nibs of late? Both my F red M205 and EF M205 blue demonstrator nibs have had far more flex than older M215 nibs. A bit more tooth as well. The writing experience seems different - not bad in any way, it just has a different character.

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#30 Murfie

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:35

And if you happen to like fine steel nibs, you can get a Binder Waverley XXF nib for one. Great combination!

#31 bigstick

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 18:23

Well done indeed: you have purchased a pen that will not only make you happy your entire life, but is capable of doing the same for your descendants. And, it's RED!
Pelikan 120 : Lamy 2000 : Sheaffer PFM III : Parker DuoFold Jr : Hero 239 : Pilot Vanishing Point : Danitrio Cum Laude : Esterbrook LJ : Waterman's 12 and an unknown lever-filler : Lambert Drop-fill : Conway Stewart 388

MB Racing Green : Diamine Sapphire Blue , Registrar's : J. Herbin violet pensée , café des îles : Noodler's Baystate Blue : Waterman Purple, Florida Blue

#32 bunnybaby

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:47

Design: German engineering encapsulated.


Clever copywriting. I'm sold!

#33 Runnin_Ute

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:12

I have one en route purchased from a friend that is like new. Am looking forward to receiving it.


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#34 papabear16

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:35

I have the same nib in my M215. It's incredible.

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#35 Ink_Monitor

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 22:10

It`s Pelikan 205 red. It isn`t Toledo red. Toledo red is this
PELIKAN_TOLEDO_RED.jpg
Toledo isn`t the colour, it`s the decoration of the barrel, typical from Toledo, Spain

 

 

santander02 - Pelikan themselves call it Toledo Red on the box, so perhaps we should go with that  :happyberet: - and lovely as they are, Pelikan's current 'Toledo' pens have precious little to do with the Spanish craft metalwork of the same name. I wish they did!

John

 

And here's the proof from the end of the box of my Toledo Red M205 ...

 

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#36 Runnin_Ute

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:38

Arrived the week of Thanksgiving here in the US (11/25)

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The photo shows a F, but I had it switched to a M.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 03:42

I purchased a Toledo red a couple of years ago. One of my children promptly bent the nib. A few weeks ago a bought a new nib off nibs.com (despite the strong recommendation they have against still nibs). I now look forward to using the pen every day I'm at the office (where it now lives).



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 20:53

I'm amused to see that the OP was a student, given that the red M205 makes an excellent pen for marking student work. Mine's currently filled with Diamine Pumpkin (no sigh of the ink window staining yet), and with its bright colour I can't confuse it with my 'main' pen, my birthday present M400 tortoise.


Edited by PDW, 06 January 2014 - 20:54.


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 14:19

Thanks you for the review.

 

Very helpful!~



#40 KangarueTheDay

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:12

Beautiful pen! I love the red. 








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