~ In December, 2018 a two-part plan for ordering paper, inks, etuis, and Pelikan fountain pens gradually came together.
The underlying idea was to place a smaller test order with Fritz Schimpf stationery in Tübingen, Germany, before following up with a larger order.
Circumstances are such that such “foreign” goods as fountain pens receive less-than-friendly treatment when arriving in the area where I work and live.
Mindful of the potential delays and obstruction, Fritz Schimpf very graciously worked with me to prepare a shipment with minimal potential issues.
Nevertheless, that shipment, including a Pelikan Classic M120 Iconic Blue B with a Fritz Schimpf Italic Broad Grind, was help up for a time due to administrative interference.
After the first shipment arrived, I was so delighted with the goods received that the second follow-up order was placed with several extra items added beyond what I'd originally anticipated.
The Fritz Schimpf Feinpost writing paper is sufficiently fountain pen friendly that more was ordered to ensure an adequate supply.
The four Fritz Schimpf inks are reliable for work purposes, therefore another set was ordered as back-up.
A two-pen Pelikan black leather etui would facilitate bringing pens to classrooms, lecture halls or research laboratories.
Three Pelikan pens were ordered with small size, specialized nibs, and comparatively understated overall appearance.
• Pelikan Souverän M400 Special Edition Tortoiseshell Brown with an IB nib
• Pelikan Special Edition Classic M200 Smoky Quartz with an EF nib
• Pelikan Classic M205 Black with a Fritz Schimpf Italic Broad Grind Nib
The second shipment was similarly held up for a couple of months, which was no fault whatsoever of Fritz Schimpf which provides exemplary service.
Yesterday afternoon the box arrived, in which everything was in excellent shape, as a result of the high quality packing by Fritz Schimpf.
The greatest surprise was the size of the three fountain pens, which were somewhat larger than I expected.
All three nibs write very well, and the four inks from L’Artisan Pastellier exceed my expectations.
Once again, I'm a highly satisfied customer of Fritz Schimpf and, by extension, Pelikan. These products meet my professional requirements with elegance.
Delayed Several Months
L’Artisan Pastellier Inks
Pelikan Box Opened
Pelikan Special Edition Classic M200 Smoky Quartz EF Nib
Pelikan EF Nib
Pelikan Classic M205 Black B Nib with Fritz Schimpf Italic Broad Grind
Fritz Schimpf Italic Broad Grind on a Pelikan B Nib
Pelikan Souverän M400 Special Edition Tortoiseshell Brown IB Nib
Pelikan IB Nib
Eight Ink Bottles
Fritz Schimpf Italic Broad Grind Writing Sample
Pelikan IB Nib Writing Sample
Pelikan EF Nib Writing Sample