Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies

Registration on the Fountain Pen Network

Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.

Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team


Pelikan M200 Yellow Demonstrator

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 alvarez57



  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,451 posts
  • Location:Metairie, Louisiana
  • Flag:

Posted 22 March 2011 - 06:22

After many months of avoiding any indulgence in buying a pen, well.... needing ink, I went to the stationary shop where I buy my pens from the owner, Dave. The last acquisition was either the Pilot 78 Custom or the Stipula "Model T", both good pens. Well Dave started showing me pens until I saw the Pelikan Yellow Demonstrator. Knowing Dave, I could make a few swaps as to get a M nib vs a double Broad (:glare: not of my liking) and to swap that hideous :sick: yellow ink for a PR Electric DC. Dave knowing me, he knows I have a weakness for Demonstrators and also for Pelikans.


Just an M200 that measures 12.5cm capped, 12.2 uncapped. It is transparent shocking psychedelic neon yellow (yeller) with silvery hardware (?). Gold plated would have been really kitschy for this pen.

Posted Image

filling system

Piston of course! Like any good Pelikan, a nice reservoir of ink. Being a demonstrator, the mechanism can be clearly seen and you don't have to force your eyesight through the lines to watch the ink level. Being +++40 and having transitional lenses, this is a blessing for me.

Posted Image

Posted Image

the cap

Nickel(?) bands and clip with the pelican beak design. Being an M200, a single cap ring. The top has the traditional Pelikan emblem.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

the nib

is the second "raison d'être" why I bought this pen: a smooth and flexible steel nib. Of all the steel nibs that I had tried in the past, the only one I really liked was the Esterbrook nib. No, I haven't tried the Edison nib...yet.

Posted Image

As can be seen, this is NOTthe gold-plated steel nib. Initially I was considering grinding it to a stub if I wasn't satisfied with the nib, but no, I have decided to leave it as is. This is how much I like it.

Posted Image

Posted Image

I had to "tweak" it a bit for the tines were slightly misaligned (Dave kinda pushes too hard on them) and it was rather dry. Today I took it to work hard (I am constantly writing) and it just perfomed graciously and to my satisfaction. No delicate M Japanese here but a stout German M nib.

Posted Image


I am not sure if I would have like the pen as it came for I had it practically fit to my liking with a change of nib and ink. I never came to try the double broad (BB) so I cannot really tell. Neither do I have any idea where Dave pulled this M nib from, but I would judge from other M200's he's got in the store. If this is the new steel nib produced by [China] Pelikan, I must confess I was prejudiced.
This one will definitely be included more often in my rotations.

Thank you. :happyberet:

sonia alvarez





Sponsored Content

#2 NathanLow



  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 117 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 22 April 2011 - 15:01

Enjoy it,thanks for sharing. :drool:

#3 breaker



  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 580 posts

Posted 23 April 2011 - 06:13

very nice review and pics
Cogito ergo sum

#4 bjcmatthews


    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 226 posts
  • Location:Perth, Western Australia
  • Flag:

Posted 24 April 2011 - 06:13

I have an M200 binderized steel nib on my TWSBI and love it. I only wish that there was a neon Yellow TWSBI on the market. I would seriously buy one of these if they were bigger, M200's are tiddly in my hands, even posted they are below the crease b/n my index finger and thumb *sigh* :D

nice review....

Sponsored Content