I received the m205 from Cult Pens today. It does not look cheap, nor does it feel cheap. I have a black m200 that I love, but somehow, it always felt cheap to me. Not to mention the multiple unfortunate bad nibs (both fines) but now the black m200 has a gold plated steel extra fine that is a nail, but consistent and works beautifully.
Now, the M205 has the extra fine nib, the line width is just a micron or two wider than the gold plated EF of the m200, and the m205 nib has a little bit of bounce to it, but it writes with the most beautiful wet extra fine stream of a line. I am using Platinum Carbon Black ( which sometimes tends to make some pens write with a wider line) because I like to sketch with my pens as well as write with them. The Carbon Black allows me to add watercolor to the sketches. The stainless steel extra fine nib that came with my m205 today has got to be one of the smoothest nibs I have ever used.I know it's the first day and all, and I have a couple of favorite pens like the Sailor King Of Pen Ebonite, medium nib that makes my heart skip a beat every time the nib touches the page, but the m205 surprises me with how smooth and springy, consistent and comfortable it is. It may become my favorite pen, especially for sketching due to the ease of monitoring the ink level. It is also a good looker without being flashy. The cap is completely transparent, allowing the nib to be easily seen when capped, which is also fun. Great first day and I can't wait to take it out for a spin tomorrow.
This is a sketch I did today of a man reading a newspaper at the cafe. Pelikan m205 EF loaded with Platinum Carbon Black ink, watercolor in a Pentalic Travelers Pocket Journal 4 X 3 inches 74 lb. sketch paper.
So here's my first impression of the Pelikan m205 Clear Demonstrator with an extra fine nib. Loving it.
Edited by Seanskii, 09 June 2018 - 05:22.