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Green Striated Pelikan 120 Merz & Krell? Any Information?

pelikan 120 400nn merz&krell fake

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#1 jungkind



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 22:03

Recently I got my hands on this supposedly green striated 120 Merz & Krell




As a green striated Merz & Krell 120 was never documented I asked one of the Pelikan Gurus in Germany about his opinion. He reminded me that the 400NN from Merz & Krell has the same size of barrel.


Here the two side by side





In fact the only difference is in the section: The 400NN has a flared section and the 120 a strait one.


I took out the nib of a real 120, the straited one and a 400NN and took a photo side by side from the front


(120 left, 120 striated middle, 400NN right)





You can see that the 120 has a smooth front and the 400NN has 6 small indentation in the front, the striated in the middle has the same indentations and other signs that it was machined from a 400NN barrel.


Conclusion: Someone has fabricated a 120 green striated, using a barrel from a green striated 400NN


If this was done by a worker in the factory or later we will probably never know, but there could be another hint, All of the 120 M&K I have, have a Pelikan120 imprint in the cap plastic, The cap that came with the pen has no cap imprint, but it has the correct capband with the correct stamping.


Anyone has heart about this pen before???



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 00:16

Never seen a similar Pelikan 120 M&K.

This is a very interesting post! Thank you for sharing.


As you say we will probably never know what has happened with this pen, but it´s definitely a pen that is worth to have!


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#3 mwpannell


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 00:25

Yes, thanks for sharing that. Love 120s.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 19:10

That is definitely a unique creation.  Almost certainly made by someone after the fact.  There are quite a few Pelikans out there that pose such a mystery.  Enjoy it.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 03:47

Never seen one like this before. Nice look though.

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