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Pelikan M150 Review


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#1 tonysingh

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 21:40

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First Impressions (10/10)

You can't help but admire it right away.

Appearance (10/10)
This pen has a shiny finish but it may be deceiving it doesn't attract finger prints as much as the shine perceives.It also has a lovely light gold finish which really I feel adds a nice finish to the pen.

Design/Size/Weight (8/10)
The design is really nice and classy but it is perfect for anyone and will fit anyones style.The size is really small for me so i have this pen just to jot down contacts and other relevant info in my little black book.The pen is pretty light even will a full reservoir of ink so you probably wont notice it in your pocket.

Nib (7/10)
The pen has a gold plated nib.It is a EF nib which goes well with my handwriting it is a little thicker than i thought it would be but i am happy with the line.The nib doesn't feel to me like a fountain pen its like a ball point so i am disappointed but it is smooth.

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Filling System (10/10)
The pen has a lovely piston system very nice,and holds a good amount of ink so you can depend on it to last you through the day.

Cost and Value (7/10)
I got the pen for 80$ including shipping but the pen itself was 65$ so i feel it was money well spent.

Conclusion (8.6/10)
Its a nice pen and i am very pleased with pelikan.

Edited by tonysingh, 08 December 2010 - 11:33.


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#2 jsonewald

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 21:46

Nice review! I think the M150 is under appreciated.

#3 goodguy

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 21:48

The M150 was my very first Pelikan and it was a lovely little pen.

The problem ?

Way to small for my hands, this really is fit for kids or woman with small hands.

Thanks for the review.

Edited by goodguy, 07 December 2010 - 21:49.

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#4 tonysingh

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 21:49

Thank your.I agree it definatley deserves more credit.

#5 tonysingh

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 21:51

Yes its small but i take advantage of that and keep it as a journal pen.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 23:48

Thank you for your review of this underrated pen.

I have one from the 80's (my first Pelikan) and recently bought another one.
The older pen has a nice nib with a small amount of flex, whereas the newer pen is as you described it.
The price of progress I assume.

Although I am neither kid nor female, I have no problem with its -admittedly- small size.
Then again, I can comfortably write with a one inch pencil stub.

#7 fabrimedeiros

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 00:22

Thank you! M150 is a great pen that you can get for US$ 50. People with small hands, in fact, have a monetary advantage.

#8 lalindsay225

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 00:57

I have the exact same pen, except with a medium nib. I have had mine for more than ten years. It's a real workhorse, and pretty too.
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

Lisa in Raleigh, NC

#9 akrishna59

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 03:42

dear tony, it is a really cute pen and i am glad that you have reviewed it in a precise manner. may you enjoy it in good health for decades to come.

best,

krishna.
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#10 tonysingh

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 11:30

Thank you everyone for your kind comments.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:13

Nice review,but, is the nib stiff or flexible?

#12 tonysingh

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 20:20

I guess you could say its stiff but its quite springy.

#13 lovemy51

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 01:30

thx for the review... i missed it back when...

mine (the only pelikan FP i have) has an F nib, quite springy (not flexible at all) and smooth. nothing like a BP.

i don't mind the size either!!!

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 13:35

I just got one of these (XF nib - my first Pelikan) and I must say I'm very pleased with how smooth it writes. Size is fine too. So many reviews noted it as being small, consequently I was reluctant to buy one. But no problem, it's the same size as some of my other vintage German piston fillers which I quite like. The only thing that disappoints me right out of the gate is it's construction. While it really is quite a nice looking pen, I feel the material is very light and cheap feeling, very much akin to the Pilot 78G. And with that comparason I naturally begin to question my investment (maybe a bit of buyer's remorse). But in all I expect my appreciaton to overcome this impression.
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