I am looking for a classic pen for everyday use. Years ago I felt in love with fountain pens with a Parker 21 that I got from my grandfather. Then I had a Parker Sonnet and, after this one I have just been using pens that I never felt that they were "my pen". So I am still looking for a pen that I could consider a 'soulmate', using the word I read in one of this forums days ago, which really represents what I am looking for.
Here is the question. My first option was the Pelikan M200. Certainly classic, good size and weight for me, piston filler, changeable nibs, reliable writer... In a couple of posts I read about mild lines.. I did not pay attention just thinking that probably it was not that bad or that they were isolated cases.
But today I have just found a picture where one mold line is clearly visible... I am certainly picky enough to be seriously worried about it. I am currently using a Prera and has no line, as my Sonnet did not have... etc. so I was assuming that pens this level were only rarely showing this issues. I was probably wrong.
So my questions are...
— How serious is this: it has lines all along the barrel? Also in the cap?
— Does the attached picture make it look worse that it really is?
— Is there a safe way to polish or get rid of them?
— What about other similar pens? I am thinking about other pens in my list, such as the Pilot Custom 74, the Kaweco Dia 2 or the Sailor Sapporo...
Thank you very much,
Edited by zuhandensein, 23 October 2014 - 01:11.