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#1 Sach

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 06:36

Seems like a number of online vendors are selling M800 BB nibs. I read on Niche pens website that they had commissioned a batch to be produced by Pelikan. 

It seems however, that nibs.com, writing desk also have them. 

Was this some kind of collaborative efforts by them, or did Pelikan listed to our concerns?



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#2 NichePens

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 11:59

Hello!

 

We passed on feedback to Pelikan that we would like to see the BB nibs continued when they first told us that they were going. We also suggested a 1.1mm italic for the whole Souveran range and the M200.

 

The UK distributor told us a couple of months later that Pelikan had offered to make a batch of M800 and M805 BB nibs and asked if we could agree to buy a 'bulk load' off them to justify the production - we did agree. We were not aware of anyone else getting them too as the impression we got was they were being made for us...

 

The UK distributor must have ordered more than just our batch as they held some in stock after our delivery which other UK retailers can now buy then, it seems.

 

I do not know the situation with overseas retailers, but perhaps the demand caused further production! If this is the case, then brilliant, we have succeeded in persuading Pelikan to continue to offer the nibs that customers are still looking for!


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#3 twdpens

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 12:58

Not collaboration as such, but my guess is that Pelikan made a batch to order based on quantities requested by distributors. The M800 BB nibs we have were pre-ordered several months before they arrived and I'm assuming this was the case for others. If Pelikan produced more than the initial pre-ordered quantity then this can only be a Good Thing.

 

HTH,

 

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 14:29

All I can say is thanks chaps..!
Is good to know that they can listen.

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 17:07

The M800 and M6xx BB nibs make great starts for custom italic grinds. If Pelikan produced a 1.1mm italic, that would be pretty exciting. 

 

I wonder if US vendors or Chartpak has put in special orders, as described.

 

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 19:43

Shame there's no BB for the M200 range...



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Posted 24 September 2015 - 22:23

Sometimes I feel like the M nibs are BB. Seriously though, I hope that this at least puts the interest of the niche enthusiast base on Pelikan's radar. More ariety would be great though I somehow doubt it would prove cost effective for the company.

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#8 carlos.q

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 02:11

Shame there's no BB for the M200 range...


There are M205 BB steel nibs that are used for the DUO highlighter models:

http://www.pelikan.c...duo-highlighter

#9 jmccarty3

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 22:24

This is very good news.


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Posted 09 October 2015 - 09:05

Purchased an M800 with BB nib from Martin (The Writing Desk) and picked it up at the London Pen Show. Pure delight to write with  :thumbup: 

 

David



#11 sirgilbert357

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 19:05

There are M205 BB steel nibs that are used for the DUO highlighter models:

http://www.pelikan.c...duo-highlighter

 

Excellent info, sorry I am just now seeing this/replying. Thank you Carlos!







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