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#1 errorinious

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 09:33

Hello,

I bought set M800 & K800 one month ago, with cheap price. It is my first pelikan fountain pen. I think it is old stock product because have marked W.-Germany at the cap band. I like this pen

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#2 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 12:56

Somegi.......... :angry: :gaah: :wallbash:

Got it Cheap........... :yikes: ....................so it's no good?

Actually you got over big time.

W.Germany 800's ('87?89-90)have a bonus....on one is sure it is the better slightly springy 'true' regular flex nibs ever made.

 

The W.Germany nibs were tad better than the Germany nibs (after '90) up to @ '98 when the 400's became fat blobby semi-nails and the 800 became a nail.

 

I had the privilege of trans-mailing one  W.Germany 800 to Spain in the German Idiot seller refused to mail out side of Germany.

Even though I found the 800 to be too Large, awkward and clunky....I was impressed with the nib that was all that others had written......one of the very best of the once normal issue nibs....the 'true' regular flex.

I would buy a W.Germany 800....I would never buy a modern nail 800. One has a nib worth having....yours. The other is just a nail.....and a nail's a nail no matter who makes it or if it's steel or gold.....it's only a nail.

 

I call it 'true' regular flex....in that was once the normal issue nib of many pen companies.

Then in the late '90's many companies went over to semi-nail and nail nibs as normal issue in they didn't have to repair them for the cross over Jack Hammer handed Ball Point Barbarians.

 

Grumble, grumble...grumble cubed. a Cheap W. Germany 800.

:happyberet: I got a somegi my self with a 100n.

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Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 14 January 2017 - 12:57.

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.

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#3 carlos.q

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 14:36

Congratulations!   :thumbup:



#4 errorinious

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 14:55

Thanks olson.

Like do you say, it is very soft and i like it. I got it with $180, because that is old stock and last stock. I think that's cheaper than other saller and with new condition.
I am excited to know it is good item

Edited by errorinious, 14 January 2017 - 15:02.


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 15:21

Hello,
I bought set M800 & K800 one month ago, with cheap price. It is my first pelikan fountain pen. I think it is old stock product because have marked W.-Germany at the cap band. I like this pen


Hello errorinious and welcome.

Congratulations on your newly acquired set!
Enjoy!

#6 Lam1

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 15:22

Oh, my gosh! You got an early M800 for only $180!!!
It doesn't get much better than that! That is a sumgai in my book.

Congratulations and have fun with the new pen.

#7 errorinious

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 15:34

Thanks all

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 16:49

That's something to treasure!  May you enjoy your pen set for many years to come.


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#9 zaddick

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 17:45

Looks to be from 1988 to 1990 or so. You got an amazing deal. Enjoy your new pens.

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 20:11

That's a great set from a very desirable time period of manufacture.  Amazing price.  Congrats and enjoy!


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#11 billy1380

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 20:53

Cannot wait for a writing sample.... Gratz!



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Posted 14 January 2017 - 22:44

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 01:10

Welcome to the club and congrats.



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Posted 15 January 2017 - 01:31

Uh oh, first step on the slippery slope.



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Posted 15 January 2017 - 03:43

Grats on the super duper find. And such a bargain! Doesn't get much better than that.


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:23

Cannot wait for a writing sample.... Gratz!



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Posted 15 January 2017 - 08:38

Good flexy nib too. Congrats on acquiring the beautiful set.
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Posted 15 January 2017 - 08:49

Nice line variations and a beautiful nib... classic Pelikan green.. Congrats and enjoy..

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 15:23

What an incredible deal on a beautiful set! The nib is far superior to the current production. Congratulations and welcome to FPN!


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 17:00

Mitto.

That is what was once called regular flex....what I call 'true' regular flex in regular issue nowadays is semi-nail and nail.

It is not 'flexi' nor semi-flex. It is a very good springy regular flex nib.

 

A regular flex nib can be mashed to 3 X a light down stroke....part of the 3X nib set that includes semi-flex and maxi-semi-flex. Half the pressure needed to mash a regular flex to 3 X tine spread = semi-flex, half of that or 1/4th the pressure needed to mash a regular flex = maxi-semi-flex.

 

With lots of pressure a semi-nail can be made to go 2 X a light down stroke....not know for good tine bend.

Many folks coming over from nail&semi-nail think 'true' regular flex to be semi-flex because of ease and tine spread. It is not.

 

I was once a semi-flex snob....but I've come to like 'true' regular flex nibs. They give a nice ride and are often better nibs in they are drier than semi-flex for shading inks.

 

That 'W. Germany' 800 I trans-mailed to Spain, because of it's fame was one of the first springy normal regular flex nibs that I really marked in my mind....it was famous as one of the very best regular flex nibs ever made.*****

 

 

'Springy' nibs like a Falcon, modern MB and the Lamy Imporium have good tine bend but only 2 X tine spread.

Lamy blew it.....it is a wonderful 'Springy' nib....and could have been semi-flex with just a bit of more effort. :crybaby:

 

 

*****A passed poster, told me when I asked her if I should chase a '82-90 W. Germany M400, not to, in I'd be disappointment in I was already spoiled with semi-flex 140 OB and a maxi-semi-flex 400nn OF.

She was right. Middle of last year I got a W.Germany 200. It is 'nice' but with 42 semi/maxi pens nothing I'm going to reach for 'first'. :yikes:  :blush: 

It's one of the 15 pens I have inked. It needs it's time in the sun too.

 

The W. Germany 800 is the only 800 I'd think of buying....that is one very nice regular flex nib.


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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