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#1 purpledog

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 06:23

Appearance and Finish 4.75/5.00

The pen arrived in excellent condition for a used pen. The pen measures 14.7 cm capped. The finish is excellent. There is a little micro-depression on the blind cap which I have smoothened with polishing cream.

Design, Size, and Weight 4.75/5.00

The pen has simple design and does not warrant too much attention from non fountain pen users. In my opinion, the design is very traditional. A very positive point is that the cap takes about 0.75 turn to uncapped. The cap sits snugly when tightened. The size is good. I like the weight of the pen (not too light nor too heavy).

Nib Design and Performance 4.75/5.00

The nib is 18k EF. The nib is big, which is what I like. The nib arrived in M nib, which is very wet and writes a line too thick for my liking. After the exchange at Chartpak (thanks, Chartpak for the super fast exchange), the EF nib (which writes like a F nib) is also a wet and smooth writer (although not as smooth or wet as a M nib). The nib is slightly flexible.

Filling System 5.00/5.00

The pen is a piston-filler, with a window to see how much ink is left. I read that the piston parts are made of brass, and the parts should last a long time.

Value 4.50/5.00

I bought it for $255 including shipping. It did not come with the original paper and box.

Conclusions 23.75/25.00

I am not really keen about Pelikan pens in general. I have a M400 Honey White pen which I seldom use. I have also sold other smaller Pelikan pens after I have bought them for less than 2 months. The main reason for selling is to get funds for other pens, and not because they do not write well. In fact, they are good writers, just that I am not hooked to them. I read a lot about the rave reviews of M1000 pens, and this M1000 pen has been one of my favorite pens. Hopefully, it will stay with me for a long time.






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Edited by purpledog, 22 June 2008 - 06:24.


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#2 FrankB

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 11:02

Thanks for the review and pics.

I think to say " ... the nib is big ..." is an understatement. wink.gif I think the nibs are huge, and I agree fully about the loving them part. I have said often that I do not really write with my M-1000's, I draw or paint my letters and I have a great time doing it. I have a M nib and two B nibs with which I use J. Herbin inks most of the time. The nib widths allow the Herbin inks to shine, producing lovely water color lines.

I also love the size of the pen itself. It is a far cry from the smaller Pelikans, but it is less comfortable to carry about town. I find the shape and balance to be perfect for me. I also consider the style to be wonderfully conservative and timeless.

I think you got your pen for an excellent price. Congrats! I hope you enjoy your 1000 for many years.

Edited by FrankB, 22 June 2008 - 11:03.


#3 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 12:23

I will buy myself a m1000 because it is a very high quality pen. Enjoy yours.

Edited by georges zaslavsky, 22 June 2008 - 12:23.

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#4 kodoc

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 13:48

Thank you for your thoughtful reviews.

In your MB 146 review you compared the 146 to 149. I have an M620 (Picadilly) and I am considering purchasing either an M800 or M1000. I would be curious to know if you considered purchasing the M800 and if so why you chose the M1000 instead?

Thanks, Jerry

Edited by kodoc, 22 June 2008 - 13:50.


#5 goodguy

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 14:11

Wow,what a beauty.
Thank you for the review.
Everytime I plan to buy the M1000 I find myself with yet a nother LE pem.I must have more self control and get this amazing pe already.
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#6 playpen

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 14:14

Wow, beautiful pen and great review. I have many Pelikans but none larger than the 600 series. One of my 400s is the blue striped one. It's such a pretty pen. How does one decide which color to get next? smile.gif

#7 purpledog

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 23:55

QUOTE(kodoc @ Jun 22 2008, 09:48 AM) View Post
Thank you for your thoughtful reviews.

In your MB 146 review you compared the 146 to 149. I have an M620 (Picadilly) and I am considering purchasing either an M800 or M1000. I would be curious to know if you considered purchasing the M800 and if so why you chose the M1000 instead?

Thanks, Jerry


It is a bit funny how I came to acquire this pen from eBay.

I bought another pen (Sheaffer Valor) from the same seller. Then I happened to see that the seller was selling this M1000 with an option for best offer to be submitted. Since this is the largest Pelikan and I have read so many positive reviews about the pen, I thought there is no harm to enter a low bid. I entered $232, and got it. So, including shipping, I paid about $240. I made a mistake saying this was bought for $255. I made a few pens of this price range recently and I got confused.

So there isn't a choice of me to choose between M800 or M1000. But given a choice, I would choose the bigger pen if the price difference between the pens is not significant. It is my personal preference for big pens, although I am an Asian with average-sized hands.

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#8 CharlieB

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:16

This is not only an excellent pen, but it is a great value in terms of what you get for your money.
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 03:57

Thanks for the review. Mine is WET, SPRINGY, and BROAD! It writes like nothing else. I have yet to take it out of the house, but, perhaps, someday, it will be my signature pen. Congrats.
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#10 Sallent

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 04:19

I ordered mine today!!!!

Am a big fan of smaller pens and enjoy the M200/M400 lines, but something about the M1000 kept calling to me thumbup.gif

Can't wait to get it
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#11 Bryant

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 07:52

Nice review and nice pen and pics Purpledog. Thanks!
I see one of these in my future for sure, I am sure I would already have one if they made a blue or red one... Does anyone know if they ever will? Or is this a pipe dream?

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#12 goodguy

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 10:09

QUOTE(Bryant @ Jun 26 2008, 07:52 AM) View Post
Nice review and nice pen and pics Purpledog. Thanks!
I see one of these in my future for sure, I am sure I would already have one if they made a blue or red one... Does anyone know if they ever will? Or is this a pipe dream?

My feeling is that they will no.I dont think this pen is sold in high volume as it is a big pen and only nuts like us like it so I think it will stay black/black and green/black.For me I never really cared too much,I love there grenn,blue and red.I just need to focus more on this pen and not dream on other.
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