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Posted 19 May 2011 - 18:43
Now, Pam is able to accept only cash/cheques or MOs. I live in India, so these modes were out of the question... Here my friend, who is also on FPN, pelman, stepped in to rescue me. He is a long time client of oscarbraunpens and I sent the payment to Pam through him. Pam's service is outstanding. She despatched the pen to me even before she had received pelman's cheque.
The pen was despatched to me on the 5th of April, it entered the customs clearance centre at the Foreign post office, Mumbai on the 13th of April but Indiapost really tested my patience this time. The parcel was released only today, 19th May 2011 after more than 5weeks.
Finally I got to see the beauty in person today.
First impression I got was "delicate", pen is really beautiful. The cap is finely machined of very thin material. The fit and finish I found very satisfactory. Simple nib, I took some pictures:
The B nib is quite stubbish.
The samples in Blue are of the Pelikan M101N B:
The filler unit is of the screw in type, unlike the press fit fillers found in the M600 and below.
The filler unit flats:
A number on the Filler: "102" any idea what it stands for?
Finally a group photo of my small Pelikan flock: L-R: M101N, M450, M650, M800, M1000.
In conclusion, The pen has worked well out of the box, the nib is smooth with some feedback, the filler is maintanable, all in all a beautiful and well made pen. It is not inexpensive at 345USD before shipping, but the cost seems justified due to the beautiful celluloid cap and barrel and the specially made monotone nib for this model.
Posted 19 May 2011 - 18:49
Parker VS (rust)
Parker "51" aerometric (navy grey)
Sheaffer Snorkel Saratoga (burgundy)
Sheaffer Imperial IV Touchdown (green)
Posted 19 May 2011 - 19:59
Good to hear the piston unit is not mounted using the pop-in ridges fixation used on the modenn 200 & 400 pens.!
Does the piston unit screws down using left hand threads as on the old 100 pens?
Beautiful pen,enjoy !
Posted 19 May 2011 - 21:13
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:26
Very beautiful.......... I feel like this pen will stump collectors in 100 years though.....
Thanks! I really hope the modern pen holds up as well as the vintage ancestors.
Can others who have the M101N check the number on their fillers and report? is that some sort of a hidden serial number?
Posted 30 May 2011 - 16:34
Having owned an original 101N, I must say this pen is a disappointment. The finish lacks the lustre and depth of the vintage pen, especially the cheap and nasty feel of the brown acrylic ends. The imprint of the Pelikan just looks and feels to the hand cheap cheap cheap.
Well, I guess I can't really complain about the nib: only because like all my modern Pelikans, it isn't a patch on their vintage nibs. It writes like a nail and just completely lacks personality, even after John's gentle massaging to a stub. Competent, yes, but bland.
All in all, not what I was expecting...
Edited by mongrelnomad, 30 May 2011 - 16:35.
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 19:23
Shotokan Karate: Respect, Etiquette, Discipline, Perseverance
Posted 31 May 2011 - 04:06
pen family photo is incomplete Haribhai.....
Hi Adam, the latest addition is wonderful, yes, this family photo needs to be updated, will be done soon!
Congratulations on this purchase. Great pictures of a wonderful pen, I hope you have years of fun!
Thank you Lewis!
Congratz on such a nice pen. The nib point looks huge!
Thanks Ivan, my usual preference is for a F nib but somehow big nibs on small pens give me a lot of joy, i have a B nibbed Mozart which is a delight, so went for the B on this.