The Herzstück is a gorgeous pen.
But there is absolutely nothing in it that justifies the price, IMO.
- There are no precious materials
- It is a small pen (typically the top priced pens are larger)
- No choice of nibs
- As is typical of Pelikan, there was no money "wasted" in design: they just picked one of their usual designs and repackaged it (at least, this time, it has a special nib).
So, the price is all in the reduced number.
Thanks. But, no thanks!
Uncial's comparison with MB is apt.
To focus even more, consider the MB Le Petit Prince Legrand: is a larger pen, but otherwise it is to the regular 146 like the Herzstück is for the M101N. It is a repackaged 146 design (with a lot of similarities in what changes: piston knob, cap top, clip, nib). But the Le Petit Prince is SE and costs a whole lot less, most importantly, it is not that much more than the regular version. Another important difference is that the MB offers a large variety of wonderful nibs to choose from!
As a result, I purchased the MB with a lovely BB nib. But I won't even look into the Herzstück!
Besides, for the price of the Herzstück I could get two Toledos M900, which are much more interesting... and I still don't have a Toledo!
Edited by Lam1, 12 January 2019 - 21:57.