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Pelikan M250 Fp, K250 Bp & D250 Mp


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#1 soapytwist

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 22:13

One of the first new pens I bought as a teenager, I find the old-style M250 to be nicer-looking than its modern face-lifted counterpart with its bowler hat cap and lack of the extra gold ring at the piston end. It just has a plain, simple, classic look - the only real ornament is the beak-shaped clip. The FP is light, well-balanced, with a lipped section that I love. The 14K nib is expressive, but maybe not as flexible as a couple of steel-nibbed M200s I've owned.

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The ballpoint and pencil carry on the look very successfully, and they are a well matched set together. The ballpoint however, is not as well executed as the pencil. The push-button is plastic-ended which makes it feel a little bit cheap.

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The pencil by comparison is a much more solid-feeling instrument, with a metal end to the button and a heavier heft. The only negative with the pencil is that the metal point isn't retractable and can play havoc with pocket linings.

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The pencil takes 0.7mm leads and the ballpoint takes Parker-style refills, and so can be a gel roller as well as a biro.

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#2 Inkwisitor

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:51

Another nice collection, well photographed.
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#3 Rasendyll

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 14:19

I have a similar set-though a rollerball is included as well, and it has blue marbled barrels. The FP has a lovely juicy BB, somewhat flexy and very exprresiive-great fun!

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 15:41

I had this set which I bought in Wiesbaden in the early 90's. I can't remember how much it was. The fp has passed away, split across the ink window when it fell off a lab bench. The bp and pencil are with other owners now. I agree with the comment about the plastic bp button, why make it different? I liked the fp and used it daily for years.
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