First Impressions: 5/5 pts
It is small....very small as a matter of fact, and very light too. However, when posted the pen grows to a very respectable size and is a remarkably well balanced writing instrument.
The quality is great. The piston is super smooth, the ink window is a nice touch (mine is loaded here with Waterman Blue) and the Gold nib is impressive.
Filling Mechanism: 5/5 pts
The pen uses the same reliable and buttery smooth Pelikan piston filler that all Pelikans are known for. Although this is a small pen, it hold a ton of ink. What's not too love about this efficient filling system?
Writting performance: 5/5 pts
This vintage beauty is sporting a highly flexible fine Gold nib. The nib easily screws out and can be swapped for another in a matter of seconds. The ink flow is nicely wet and consistent, the nib is smooth and very responsive as it glides above paper. A superb performance!!!
Quality: 5/5 pts
The Pelikan 100N is built like a battle tank. These pens have held up extremely well after more than 5 decades of use. This one is no different. These Pelikans are very well built using high quality materials. I have no doubt that this pen will still be around 50 years from now.
Total Score: 20/20 pts
And now for some beauty shots from the Queen herself! Please excuse the thumb prints, I have been using the pen all week and a few thumb prints are to be expected here and there
Edited by Dr Ozzie, 22 January 2009 - 06:47.