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Pelikan P570 With B Nib


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#1 olivier78860

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 14:46

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#2 watch_art

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 15:32

Interesting. Reminds me a bit of the Cross Townsend.

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#3 olivier78860

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 15:55

I only have a Cross Townsend ballpoint, but I'd say the Cross Townsend is longer, and heavier. This Pelikan is rather light, and well-balanced only if you write holding the pen by the body, therefore not as enjoyable as a Townsend, once in hand. If you are used to putting the cap on the body when writing, this definitely isn't a pen for you.

The aluminium section isn't that bad, I mean, if it had been plain metal it wouldn't have been great, so it's a compromise. Not cold and skippy like metal, but not as "warm" as resin. The main advantage of aluminium over resin being that it's not getting fingerprint dirty.

The main concern is price. If you can get this pen for ~$40 NOS, take it. Otherwise, leave it, it's too expensive.

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#4 lovemy51

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 04:01

thx, olivier!

i think it looks more like the Cross ATX, specially w/o the cap -just the barrel and section.

see this pic taken from somewhere in the web:

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 15:46

This is the first time I've come across this particular Pelikan, simple lines and quite elegant.
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