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Pelikan Mount Everest M640


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#1 Steven

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 03:41

Appearance & Design
This is an artistically stunning pen which captures the spirit of the Himalayan Mountains. The grandeur of Mount Everest standing high amongst the lesser mountains is beautifully depicted in gold, highlighting the majesty of the highest place on earth at sunrise. The rest of the range is nicely portrayed on the icy silver gray brushed barrel conjuring up the image of frozen slopes highlighted by gold lines suggestive of an early morning sun streaking over the Himalayan pass.



Weight & Dimensions
This is a heavy pen measuring 13.6 mm capped and feels well balanced uncapped.



Filling System, Nib and & Performance
The filling system is the standard plunger type found on all Pelikan M series pens. I got this pen with the M600 fine nib and it writes smooth as expected. There are plenty of reviews about the performance of the Pelikan M600 which you can read so I will not rehash old ground.



Conclusion & Value
Holding this pen close to my ear I can hear the cold Himalayan winds blowing through the pass. The artistry is awe inspiring and the sight is highly evocative of the coldness, sheer wilderness and beauty of the Himalayans. This pen is true art and the value is in the eye of the beholder.

Edited by MYU, 28 February 2009 - 21:50.

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#2 Joehek

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 05:39

Steven,

Thanks for the review! I have always wondered about this pen, I see it around every now and then but never in this detail. I wanted to get the Krone Mt. Everest LE but that one is pretty expensive. I love the nibs on the Pelikan's, especially the F, and EF.

#3 GeeTee

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 07:59

Thanks for the review and the detailed photo's. All other pictures i've seen were marketing photos, which didn't show very much detail. I must say it look much better than i thought.

#4 stevlight

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 13:01

Thanks for the review--I LOVE my Polar lights but I have never liked gold and silver together. If it was all grey and silver it would be a winner to me. Just my personal taste though --if it performs like my Polar lights then it is one of the best pens made in my opinion. Wish they would come out with an all black and silver one with ink window!!!
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 13:21

Thanks for this review. I have been wondering about this pen smile.gif


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Posted 28 February 2009 - 17:43

Thank you for the review and especially the detailed pics.
I start to like the shape of this M640 series but I have to say that this one is the one I like the least from the lot. I like more geometric designs like the polar light or the niagara.

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#7 bphollin

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 21:02

QUOTE (Steven @ Feb 27 2009, 08:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Holding this pen close to my ear I can hear the cold Himalayan winds blowing through the pass. The artistry is awe inspiring and the sight is highly evocative of the coldness, sheer wilderness and beauty of the Himalayans.

I'm glad the pen evokes such feelings in you! From your photos, it appears that light dances off the gold elements. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and pictures.


#8 MYU

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 21:32

Your photos are superb, Steven--I wish I could take ones this good! smile.gif

I'm so used to very straight barrels with Pelikan, that this one with a slight bulge looks peculiar... at first. But after looking at the pen for a while I'm beginning to warm up to it. Especially with the intricate design of an abstract Mount Everest. Beautiful choice!

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#9 Philosopher

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:14

QUOTE (MYU @ Feb 28 2009, 05:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Your photos are superb, Steven--I wish I could take ones this good! smile.gif

I'm so used to very straight barrels with Pelikan, that this one with a slight bulge looks peculiar... at first. But after looking at the pen for a while I'm beginning to warm up to it. Especially with the intricate design of an abstract Mount Everest. Beautiful choice!


I too love this pen and use Caran d'Ache STORM ink in it which somehow manages to express the violent weather that sweeps in so quickly around the Mt. Everest's peak. Your pictures are among the best ever posted here!
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#10 wykpenguin

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:15

The design doesn't work for me. mellow.gif

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 17:20

nice review and pics on a very nice pen
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Posted 11 December 2014 - 23:49

Appearance & Design
This is an artistically stunning pen which captures the spirit of the Himalayan Mountains. The grandeur of Mount Everest standing high amongst the lesser mountains is beautifully depicted in gold, highlighting the majesty of the highest place on earth at sunrise. The rest of the range is nicely portrayed on the icy silver gray brushed barrel conjuring up the image of frozen slopes highlighted by gold lines suggestive of an early morning sun streaking over the Himalayan pass.

Pelikan_Mt_Everest_2.jpg

Weight & Dimensions
This is a heavy pen measuring 13.6 mm capped and feels well balanced uncapped.

Pelikan_Mt_Everest_1.jpg

Filling System, Nib and & Performance
The filling system is the standard plunger type found on all Pelikan M series pens. I got this pen with the M600 fine nib and it writes smooth as expected. There are plenty of reviews about the performance of the Pelikan M600 which you can read so I will not rehash old ground.

Pelikan_Mt_Everest_3.jpg

Conclusion & Value
Holding this pen close to my ear I can hear the cold Himalayan winds blowing through the pass. The artistry is awe inspiring and the sight is highly evocative of the coldness, sheer wilderness and beauty of the Himalayans. This pen is true art and the value is in the eye of the beholder.

I know this post is several years old, so forgive me for that. Now that you've had the pen for a while, what are your impressions now? I'm thinking about getting this same pen for myself and curious of you have the same opinion after it being in rotation for a while. Thanks!

 

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