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Pelikan Vs. [The World]

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#21 Runnin_Ute


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 05:19

The brands I have the most of?

Pelikan (4 - a 120 Merz & Krell from the 1970's I got as NOS with an EF, 2 M205's - one in Toledo Red, one in Black (M/F) and a M150 - M) The red one had been inked only once. I went fro 0-2 in the same transaction.


Parker - 3 45's - a Flighter (14k-M), a burgundy *Made in Spain"(F), and a desk set/pen(M) and a 51 Special (F) set with MP and an IM.


Mostly singles of other brands - Lamy, Waterman, TWSBI, Noodler's, Pilot,True Writer, and 2 Esterbrooks.


Why do I like Pelikan? Good question. Well made, I can post if I want, but I don't very often with any of my pens. The ones I post most frequently? My 51 and my 45's. The 45's for the aesthetic, the 51 for more practical purposes. Classic design that works well.

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#22 jmccarty3


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Posted 07 February 2015 - 21:16

I agree with all the wonderful things that have been said about Pelikan in this thread, but there are a couple of things that bug me. First, Pelikan has never made a truly extra-fine nib. I honestly can't tell much difference between their fine and their extra-fine. Second, they have stopped making their specialty nibs, such as double and triple broads, obliques, and the like. (I have discussed this on another thread.) If you are happy with a medium or fine nib, it would be hard to find a better writing pen.

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#23 Joe in Seattle

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 23:13

I prefer my M800's to: Montblanc 146 & 149, to Parker (vintage & modern), to Delta Dolce Vita, to Nakaya, to Edison Herald, to just about everything except my Palladium nibbled Homo Sapiens E F ( which is too heavy to write with constantly). I grew up with Esther Brooks and Shafer school pens. In college I migrated to a Pelikans 120; I've always loved their designs. My Grail is a Toledo.
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