Pelikan 101N Lizard
Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:34
I'm going to strive for brevity here. This is a very nice pen. Yes, at exactly the same shape as the previous reissue it is a little small, but posted it feels great. It is light and easily fits in your pocket. From a distance it is classic black and silver. Up close it is very interesting. I'm not sure I see lizard skin (not that I really know), but I like it very much just the same. The big ink window on these pens is really fantastic. This pen has a fine nib that writes a slightly wet, slightly wider than fine consistent line without hesitation even after sitting around awhile---and that is with Sailor's Nano Carbon Black pigment ink. Don't be threatened by the price; I got mine at Dromgooles in Houston, TX for a very attractive price. The pen is worth every penny. These may be the worst pen pics I ever took, but I wanted to see how close the iPhone would get. Nibs.com and others have better pics if you hate mine.
Compared to the 101N tortoise reissue this lizard material feels and looks higher quality. The nibs look the same except for the color, gold vs. silver, but both are smooth juicy wonders. Go buy one already, you know you want to.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:43
Enjoy the pen.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:27
Find it strange btw u feel there is a difference in build between the first and second M101n. U would expect them to be the same. Have read some comments people found the tortoise M101n to feel to cheap a build. So maybe pelikan noticed those commends.
Edited by RobertJRB, 08 January 2013 - 11:27.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:31
Thanks for the review and the great pictures. I think it's a really nice looking pen and the only thing which stops me getting one is the small size (I don't like posting).
Enjoy the pen.
Same for me. The lizard material is great, but the 101N is a poor fit for me. Now if Pelikan made an M1000 in the lizard material...
Edited by raging.dragon, 08 January 2013 - 21:32.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:30
I'm still trying to figure out how to list all my pens down here.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:41
Thanks for sharing.
Edited by Bogon07, 10 January 2013 - 02:41.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:35
The body is incredibly smooth, surprising given the lizard texture underneath, which makes it appear as it might be rough...
I really love this pen! It is worth getting. And yes, I did get it at less than MSRP.
Currently in Rotation:
Retro 1951 Lincoln Tornado "F" nib running PR Copper Burst
Platinum #3776 Briarwood "F" nib running Noodler's Gruene Cactus
Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:34
Posted 10 January 2013 - 13:58
Posted 10 January 2013 - 15:34
This pen is interesting as it looks like it's paying homage to the great Soennecken 222 series, which had a very similar 'lizard-skin' barrel/cap
It's a new interpretation of Pelikan's own 100N Lizard from the 1930's. Pelikan has enough own models and surely doesn't need to imitate other makers :-) I'm not really sure, but don't the Soennecken Lizards date from the early 50's?
I doubt it. There will be another limited edition this year with silver/chrome caps, but I can't think of other colors - the original didn't come in several colors either.
I wonder if Pelikan is going to release more colors with this pattern?
Edited by mirosc, 10 January 2013 - 15:36.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:32
Also, the section looks longer than usual. What is that length?
Posted 11 September 2014 - 11:54
Gorgeous pen, but I too would probably think twice before getting one. Big hands :/