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#21 jclewis33

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 14:23

Looks like I was too late. I just checked Pen Chalet and they are out of stock on the M205



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Posted 05 January 2015 - 14:24

M215 is a full-fledged piston filler, just a bit heavier than a M205 due to the metal casing of the barrel.

Ok, thanks. I can't remember where I read about the cartridge only pen. I am looking at the 215 now. It looks nice.



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Posted 05 January 2015 - 14:49

 

 

The 215. I was under the impression this was just a cartridge pen. It wasn't a piston filler. Is that correct?

Probably thinking of the P205 which is a cartridge pen.


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 16:07

The M205 is a smart idea. The gold plating rubs off the nibs of the M200s, so you won't have that problem with the M205.

As far as the writing experience, nothing I have writes as well as my two M200s, and there's nothing wrong with the size or weight of the pen. It's small, but not too skinny to comfortably hold. It's only small compared to other larger fountain pens, it's in the same size category as a Pilot Precise V5 roller ball, for example, slightly thicker but maybe half a centimeter shorter?

The only thing I dislike are the threads on the too-short grip section which have irritated my middle finger. This is probably only an issue if you do a lot of writing and you hold the pen too tightly (which many people, unfortunately, do; I have a hard time trying to grip less tight).


Edited by LionRoar, 05 January 2015 - 16:12.


#25 mitto

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 16:11

Probably thinking of the P205 which is a cartridge pen.

Here the seller says Pelikan M205 is equipped with piston filling machanism. Are they wrong?
http://www.magiclamp...=B007RZGWVM&s=1

Edited by mitto, 05 January 2015 - 16:12.

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#26 Matlock

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 16:56

Here the seller says Pelikan M205 is equipped with piston filling machanism. Are they wrong?
http://www.magiclamp...=B007RZGWVM&s=1

The M205 is Piston, the P205 is cartridge.


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#27 jclewis33

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 17:03

Probably thinking of the P205 which is a cartridge pen.

Yes, that is right. I am thinking of the P205. Thanks for clarifying and jogging my memory. I need that sometimes. 



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Posted 05 January 2015 - 17:05

The M205 is a smart idea. The gold plating rubs off the nibs of the M200s, so you won't have that problem with the M205.

As far as the writing experience, nothing I have writes as well as my two M200s, and there's nothing wrong with the size or weight of the pen. It's small, but not too skinny to comfortably hold. It's only small compared to other larger fountain pens, it's in the same size category as a Pilot Precise V5 roller ball, for example, slightly thicker but maybe half a centimeter shorter?

The only thing I dislike are the threads on the too-short grip section which have irritated my middle finger. This is probably only an issue if you do a lot of writing and you hold the pen too tightly (which many people, unfortunately, do; I have a hard time trying to grip less tight).

Awesome. I look forward to getting one. I just need to find a good deal now. Maybe Pen Chalet will get them back in stock and still be offering a good discount. 



#29 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 20:14

The 200/400/DJ Esterbrook is NOT a small pen :angry: :angry: :angry: ....it is a full sized standard pen :thumbup: . It is only "small" if you don't post, like any standard pen is 'small'.

 

I grew up in the days of the Silver dime and standard pens were standard. Light, nimble, well balanced because they were posted.

Then came the era, when fountain pens almost died.... when pens had to be Big enough to be Seen by those who needed to be impressed. :headsmack: Nimble was Out....Bling was In. :wallbash:

Grumpy old man strikes again.

 

If you grew up using big Large clunky pens.....sigh. :unsure: Don't even know what balance is in a pen. A 200 is a very good balanced pen, when posted.

 

 

No way in hell is a 12 cm 200 the same size as a 10 cm Kaweco sport....which really 100% needs to be posted.

Yep 2cm makes a difference...in most of my Large pens are 14cm.....I do like medium-large like a P-51 or 600 (13 cm) more than those Large Clunky pens. Yep, even 1 cm can make a difference of how big a pen is....medium-large can and IMO should be posted...for the balance.

I do find using my grip of 'forefinger up' that Large un-posted pens are Toooooo Short; often to back heavy when posted also.

Post your standard sized pens, and they are longer than an un-posted Large pen, and are better balanced and more nimble.

I do find some Large pens to be too Fat, also. :P

 

I have a Large 146 (70-80's) and a '50's medium-large 146. I prefer the latter, which also has a better nib. I find Large pens .... large; I have to adjust when I pick one up. 


Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 05 January 2015 - 20:25.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 20:56

My M205 was my first Pelikan. So good that it lead to 8 other Pelikans. Be warned!



#31 jclewis33

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 21:08

My M205 was my first Pelikan. So good that it lead to 8 other Pelikans. Be warned!

Yes, that is what I am afraid of. The M205 is not a bad price, but some of the others are getting up there. 



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Posted 05 January 2015 - 21:55

How about this for some extra motivation....

 

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Do you use the "highlighter" BB for everyday writing? If so, how is it?



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Posted 05 January 2015 - 21:59

Do you use the "highlighter" BB for everyday writing? If so, how is it?

 

Not for everyday writing.  Too broad for my taste.  I do use it to make notes on what I highlight and it works fine for that.  More of an underline/notate pen for me.  My writing is small though so broad nibs aren't well suited to it.


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#34 LuckyKate

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 22:36

I have the red one in a fine nib and love it. I just saw the taupe version at Chatterlies' Luxuries for $75

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 00:12

So I got a M205, white, and I am in love with it.

 

I got the italic one but didn't check first, and it's a 1.5 mm italic, a little big for my handwriting. I think I can get nib replacements right? Check this:

 

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Edited by coredump, 06 January 2015 - 00:13.


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 00:26

My favourites are the red, the blue and the colourless.


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#37 jclewis33

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 01:01

I think I like the white, red and black

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 21:31

My Taupe M205  w/ fine nib arrived yesterday and I haven't been able to put it down. It's my first Pelikan and most likely won't be my last. I've got it filled with J. Herbin Vert Empire and it's as smooth as can be. I feel hesitant to give too loud of a recommendation since I've only had it for one day, but I'm very happy with my purchase.



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 22:45

My Taupe M205  w/ fine nib arrived yesterday and I haven't been able to put it down. It's my first Pelikan and most likely won't be my last. I've got it filled with J. Herbin Vert Empire and it's as smooth as can be. I feel hesitant to give too loud of a recommendation since I've only had it for one day, but I'm very happy with my purchase.

Congratulations on your first Pelikan. But beware: these birds tend to breed!!! ;)



#40 FayeV

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:59

But beware: these birds tend to breed!!! ;)


You are so right about that! I have picked up 5 of them since last August. They are my new favorite EDC pens.

I love the red and usually have that filled with green ink (currently J Herbin Vert Olive, which isn't such a good match with the EF nib).

I wasn't sure about the taupe (EF), but loved it when I got my hands on it.

I have a black M200 (I), which is really boring to me. And I prefer the silver trim of the M205 rather than the gold trim of the M200.

I have 2 white ones, one F and the other I.

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