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Pelikan M200 Yellow Demonstrator


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#1 alvarez57

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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.

body

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.



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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.

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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.



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the nib


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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.

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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.


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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.


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Conclusion

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

 

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#2 NathanLow

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 15:01

Enjoy it,thanks for sharing. :drool:

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 06:13

very nice review and pics
thanks!
Cogito ergo sum

#4 bjcmatthews

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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....






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