The nib was fine. Not my style. It wrote well, not scratchy but not the plush ride I was craving.
I bought a BB from Richard Binder who said he thought the M200 nibs would fit on a 140. He should know, right?
Wow, just wow. This took that sweet little bird and made it into an F-14!!!! Zoom! The nib fit perfectly, I filled it up with Noodler's Eel Blue and took off. Smooth, fat line of glassy dark blue ink trail behind me. Wow, maybe that is the wild blue yonder.
The 140 has a huge ink capacity for its size and the double broad gold nib looks a bit large but in a neat way. Actually, I thought the old nib was a bit prissy, this one advertizes! I have small hands and the 140 nestles right in there as if it were made for me. Light weight and I could write all day with no fatigue at all.
I was unsure about Pelikans before, I had to get pushed into this transaction by a friend on this forum and I am so glad I did. With the right nib handled by the right guy it's the right pen.
I feel like putting up a few images later. It is worth looking at even if you have seen them before. That broad nib makes it special.
*I am editing this because I gave the wrong source before, sorry.
Edited by Fabienne, 18 January 2012 - 12:26.