I see that martiniauctions is accepting pre-orders for a M101N Red Tortoise. I think the red color would complement quite well the M101n Lizard LE in a collection. Expected availability is September.
I really like the M101Ns. Speaking for myself, I think the series has the nicest modern Pelikan nibs and one of the best form factors. However, my excitement is tempered by the asking price of 360 Euros. That's $492US at current exchange rates. Correct me if I am wrong but this is a bit of a price jump from the initial release price of previous M101n LE tortoises.
What do you think of the Red Tortoise LE and will you be saving up for it?
The pre order price she quotes for the new Red pen is inline with the 'buy it now' of the SE or Lizard she has. That said if you wait for her auctions it could probably be had for a 100 less
What is interesting is the fact it says the nib is two tone (rather than the single tone of the previous two pens) so does that mean it is going to use a standard nib from an M400 or something new ?
I have the SE and lizard and my preference is for the Tortoise, but for me the size of the pen is a little small for my everyday use.
I also was wary of the white Tortoise, but as mentioned, it is more cream and the colouring works well with the gold trim, but I went with the M600 size. Nice pen other than my previously mentioned comment that I think the nibs on the M600 seem proportionally too small for the pen.
Edited by Guy007, 14 January 2014 - 21:49.