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Next Pen Advice, Visconti Van Gogh Or Pelikan M800?

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#41 fljones3

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 00:18

Pelikan M800 by far.  Try the tortoise if you want a little colorful delight.



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#42 Quadratus

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 23:42

I have both a Visconti Van Gogh and a Pelikan 800: they are each wonderful pens, but the Pelikan definitely has the edge. It is truly a perfect writing instrument, with poise, balance and style, as well as a fantastic 18 k nib and great ink capacity.

Peter Twyddle, the English pen expert and author of a classic book on collecting fountain pens, has been selling and repairing fountain pens for his entire life: in his great work "Fountain Pens", he states his considered opinion that the Pelikan 800 Soverän is the finest pen ever made. On his recommendation, I went ahead and bought one. He is absolutely right. These are the pens against which all others must be compared.

So no doubt about it: buy a Pelikan Soverän 800 :)

#43 igor61

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 02:31

Pelikan,its a better pen. I have both and the Pelikan its by far a better pen.



#44 rofl

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 06:09

The Van Gogh Self Portrait was my first fountain pen, and I loved it! I love its appearance and it does write smoothly.







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