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New Addition; M400 White Tortoiseshell

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#1 OrangeSport

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 20:41

So I've had my latest addition about a week now. It's a white tortoiseshell M400 with a board nib.

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I usually use fine nibs, so was intrigued to see how this was to use. It's ever so smooth, and flows really reliably. I was using Montblanc blue ink originally, but have just filled it with an orange ink by Cult Oens.

It's a stunning looking pen; very eye catching. So far so good. I'm really impressed.

Edited by OrangeSport, 19 December 2015 - 20:50.

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#2 Lam1

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 20:47

Congratulations! The white tortoise is one of the most beautiful Pelikans, in my opinion.

I find that R&K Alt-Goldgrün is a perfect match for this pen.

Enjoy your new pen.

#3 sargetalon

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 23:28

Beautiful pen. I love the coloring of the white tortoise. I second the recommendation for Alt-Goldgrun. A perfect pairing.

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#4 masterguns

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 01:09

Congrats on a beauty.

 

You might also consider Diamine Safari, which is a very nice matching ink for the pen. 



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Posted 20 December 2015 - 14:25

I love the white tortoises, and put Noodler's Burma Road Brown in mine. Don't let the name fool you--it's really an olive sort of green.



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Posted 20 December 2015 - 15:22

Mine's got Herbin Ambre de Birmanie in it :-)

 

I love this tortoise as to my mind it has the quality of the vintage binde - it's not pinstriped, but has little flecks and shimmers of different colours within the stripes. Still looking for its big brother the m600 white tortie, but they are difficult to catch; I had my nets laid for one recently, but it escaped...


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#7 Manalto

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 19:18

I just clicked on this thread, hoping there was a photo, to get a convenient glance at this beautiful pen. Congratulations on your new acquisition. I don't subscribe to the match-the-ink-to-the-pen approach, so any good ink will be a joy to use.


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Posted 20 December 2015 - 19:46

The white and tortoise is such a beautiful combination. How does the white plastic do if dipped in ink while filling?  Will it stain?



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Posted 20 December 2015 - 23:14

The white and tortoise is such a beautiful combination. How does the white plastic do if dipped in ink while filling?  Will it stain?

 

I've never experienced any staining or the like on mine. I do practice pretty good pen hygiene, though, by thoroughly wiping the section and feed after a fill.



#10 Manalto

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 00:04

"Don't get ink on your pen" would be a rather severe restriction for Pelikan to expect, don't you think?


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:08

I bought one of these recently. They were selling at a bargain price on Amazon. I must try other inks in mine.



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 13:02

The white hasn't stained on my pen when it has dipped into the ink. However, I'm not using Noodler's bulletproof or any other kind of permanent ink, so I can't speak for those inks.



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 13:04

I have been using Stipula Muschiato Green in mine.  :)



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 13:06

I have one, and it wasn't cheap (alas) and I love it. I don't use it enough though. It is the prettiest pen I own. Mine has a broad nib, as well. Smooth.



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#15 Manalto

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 15:53

It's such a beautiful pen but too small, I suspect, for my hand. How does it compare in size to the Souveran M800? 

 

ETA: Never mind - I found a highly-detailed answer at good ol' Goulet Pens:

http://blog.gouletpe...e-tortoise.html


Edited by Manalto, 21 December 2015 - 15:59.

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 16:55

beautiful pen


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 18:10

It's such a beautiful pen but too small, I suspect, for my hand. How does it compare in size to the Souveran M800? 

 

ETA: Never mind - I found a highly-detailed answer at good ol' Goulet Pens:

http://blog.gouletpe...e-tortoise.html

 

Yeah, it really is stunning, but its pretty much too small for my taste. I can certainly write well with it, but I much prefer the M800/1000 sizes. I rarely use mine, but I can't seem to bring myself to sell or trade it. I also have a red stripe M400 that sits right next to the white tortoise in my pen box. I bought both for their colors. I have been seriously contemplating selling both of my M400s in order to fund another pen, but haven't done anything about it yet. 



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 18:34

I use the following inks exclusively in my Pelikan M400 Tortoise White:

Kobe #21 Shinkaichi Gold
Iroshizuku Ina-ho
Diamine Wagner
Bungbox Green Tea 88

Soon to add Alt-Goldgrun to the rotation!

 

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 21:58

No problems with the White staining so far, and yes, the broad nib is super smooth!
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Posted 16 August 2016 - 15:42

Really beautiful pen.







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