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  1. I bought yesterday a green striped Pelikan m1000 and inked up. Today I saw stains on the barrel. I am sure that it is not from the outside. I flushed the pen with water and the stain didn't go. I am sure it wasn't there when I bought the pen. There are 2 more stains and one of them is above the level of the piston. Is this normal or should I send the pen for repair?
  2. bbs

    Rust On M1000 Nib

    Anyone else suffered this? Not on the nib itself, obviously, but when I was flushing my new M1000 last week I unscrewed the nib and found rust on the collar ....
  3. stephanos

    Nib Realignment: In Praise Of Diy

    I'd like to share my experience of adjusting a modern Pelikan nib myself. Ages ago, I bought myself a pen that had been on my list for a long time: a black/rhodium Pelikan M1005. It was a disaster! I had hard starts, mid-sentence skipping, couldn't write a frustration-free sentence. The QC problems in modern Pelikans are well-documented; in my case, the tines on the 'Fine' nib came misaligned. Under a powerful loupe, I saw that the tines made a kind of V shape at the tip where they should fit beautifully together. I got the pen just before I went on a big trip, so I didn't have time to have it sorted out before I left; and then when I returned, other stuff intruded. And so time passed. What to do? I seriously considered doing nothing, sending it in to a nibmeister, and even throwing it away (frustration, remember). In the end, armed with information from FPN - notably the pictures from 1000km (and watch_art does some entertaining ones) - I decided to try to fix it myself. My thinking was that, if I was slow and careful, I wouldn't do anything that couldn't be fixed by a professional, if necessary. So, I separated the nib from the collar and feed, realigned the tines, reinserted the nib and feed into the collar, screwed the nib unit back into the barrel, inked it up, and was good to go. The entire operation was actually prety simple and took no more than 15 minutes (plus all the research before starting). Perhaps I got lucky: the only tools I needed were my fingers (and that good loupe). The hardest part was overcoming the mental barrier against working on such an expensive item. It's still not absolutely perfect: it has the occasional hard start on smooth paper (like the Rhodia dotpad in the photo) and the nib and feed are fractionally misaligned. But I now have a very usable pen. It puts down a beautiful, smooth, wet line (though it's just as well I usually prefer broader nibs, because grading this nib as 'fine' is pure fantasy). So, I saved myself time and money, and developed a stronger relationship with my pen: I am very pleased I took the 'do it yourself' approach. What's your experience been like? Picture: writing is a pleasure now. Disclaimer: YMMV. If in doubt, go to a professional. As one well-known pen reviewer on YouTube says, you do this sort of thing at your own risk.
  4. I recently had the great pleasure of using both the M800 and the M1000. I currently own an M200 with a 400 nib (I hope I've remembered that correctly!) and I really like it, although it's not in the classic green stripe style and it is a little too small for me to be honest. It was the delight at using the m800 and the m1000 that made me buy the m200 frankenmodel. It was all good for a while, but I noticed something a little strange. I like to post my pens and the Pelikans post securely and well. The m1000 is a huge pen and bigger again when posted, but I really, really liked it - hence the strong level of temptation to spend a silly amount of money. But I was a little surprised that the m800 didn't feel as well balanced when posted and written with. Has anyone else noticed this, or is it simply to do with hand size and writing style? Now I won't be running out to the shops anytime soon, but can anyone both encourage me to part with a sizeable amount of euro's and discourage me? I'll be honest, I'm totally sold on the m1000, but would appreciate knowing any of the bad things...if there are any.
  5. Sardine

    My M1000 Arrived Today

    Wow!! This is really exactly what I imagined. Love it. Absolutely love it! I've never owned a Pelikan, but this pen writes so nicely I can't see it being the only one in my future...! http://i.imgur.com/NB9Qc3Y.jpg http://i.imgur.com/og74c8B.jpg
  6. GTOZack

    What Pen To Get Now?

    FPN! hello everyone, i wondered what pen to acquire after having a Pelikan M1000? what did u get after getting your M1000
  7. GTOZack

    What Pen To Get Now?

    FPN! hello everyone, i wondered what pen to acquire after having a Pelikan M1000? what did u get after getting your M1000
  8. I have owned a 21st century Pelikan M600 Souveran for a couple years now, and I recently received a first-generation, 1950s-era Pelikan 400 tortoise. (I posted a review of the 400: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/252129-pelikan-400-ef-tortoise-1950-1954-review/) anyone have experience with both a vintage 400 flex nib and the modern M1000? I've heard the M1000 is the only modern pelikan with a flexible nib. With my fresh vintage nib experience, I'm wondering how the modern M1000's nib stacks up! thanks in advance for your thoughts.
  9. bohan

    Best Place To Buy M1000

    Hi: I would very much like to purchase a new M1000. I would like to know if anyone can recommend a reliable website that can offer the best price for the pen. I have been looking around, and I am very unsure as to which online retailer I should trust. Thank you very much for your input.
  10. http://kaffehauz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/pen.png The Pelikan M1000 is the largest fountain pen in Souveran range. It is a distinguished signature pen which features a flexible 18 carat gold nib with rhodium decoration. The M1000 has a brass internal mechanism, 24 carat gold plated trim on the Pelikan clip and rings. This model is Pelikan's signature Green striations with black cap and filler knob - the Black stripes are actually transparent, so when the pen is held up to light, you can see the level of remaining ink. Also, you can just about see the mechanism moving through the stripes when you turn the filler knob. Weight - 33g Length (closed) - 14.5cm Length (cap posted) - 17.7cm Holds 2.0ml of ink (a standard short cartridge holds 0.75ml and a standard large cartridge holds 1.45ml) Guillaume’s Review How do you go about reviewing a top-of-the-line pen like the Pelikan M1000? This is the top (well, maybe not the very top but close enough anyway) and so, what?, are you going to be disappointed? Will you relish the job of finding faults with the thing? My M1000 came after a long saga involving countless email messages over 4, no 5, continents. It was meant as a present for my 40th birthday, a gift of the best fountain pen my wife could find (we discovered a shared lack of interest in the Mont Blanc company), and damn the consequences. Even my parents, not the wealthiest folks you’ll meet, decided to contribute to make it all happen. My job was to find an M1000 at a price that would still make it possible for us to send our children to university some day. I played the Malaysian roulette for a while; very nice people, no M1000 to be had in the striped green version. I then looked into North American options; how can anyone afford anything in Canada? And finally ended up in Old Blighty, where a decent price and a smiley email service made it a reality. After a few other juggling acts involving friends travelling to Canada and back for Christmas…the M1000 was mine. So, what do I make of it? It feels like the top. It’s big, it’s loud, and you wonder if your hand is large enough to hold it, and if what you’re going to write with it will be worthy enough of the thing. Somehow I feel it’s going to criticize me if all I do is doodle on cheap paper. Like a friend of mine would say, this thing is made to sign international agreements, not take notes during a staff meeting. He calls it my MOU Pen. First things first. It comes in a nice enough cardboard box, wrapped in a small vinyl pouch. It’s all a bit tacky, especially the white vinyl pouch (white?) and you’d think that, for the price, they could put the pen in a decent box (the Chinese will sell $19,99 pens on eBay that come in a large wooden box actually worth more than the pen inside). Anyway, this is not the point. The point is the pen. Listen, I like my fountain pens to be straightforward. I like basic marbled celluloid or solid colours. I don’t buy pens with Kabuki figures etched on them or a reproduction of Churchill’s signature in gold appliqué. So, to me, the M1000 in striped green is absolutely perfect. It’s the same damn look the pen had 200 years ago and that’s exactly what I want. The celluloid is smooth like butter on a picnic table on a sunny day and the finishing job is Teutonically perfect. The nib is the two-tone steel and gold, which I find nicer looking than the gold-filled one. The cap has a nice Pelikan logo at its end. The pen holds well in the hand although, it must be said, someone with longer fingers than mine would probably enjoy it even more. I can’t believe that anyone would seriously want to use this pen posted since you get dangerously close to one foot of writing gear in your hand if you put the cap at the end of the body. It’s like writing with a plastic tent peg. But now…how does it write? Well, for one thing it’s a flex nib. Not a wet noodle but flex it is. I’m too much of a dilettante to truly appreciate the power of the flex but it sure is an experience in itself. Not knowing what I was getting myself into, I bought a medium size nib. Friends, medium for flex is like broad, XB even, for your regular hard-nibbed Lamy. And when your nib is about an inch long, that’s even broader stroke flex action for your writing pleasure. I was reading something on the net today where they were warning potential M1000 buyers that “most people prefer a fine-size nib given the flex nature of the nib”. Actually, the nib is excellent. Ink flow is superb, not a scratch will ever trouble your peace of mind as you are drafting your next MOU and, well, the pen is a foot long, what would you expect? XF? Chicken scratches, 500 words to a page? This is the M1000, for the love of God. The filling mechanism is the Pelikan trusted-and-loved pump action. I like the fact that you only unscrew the end of the body a bit and the piston inside goes all the way up. All inks I’ve tried have worked like a charm. Of course, with that much liquid squirting out on the paper, you’re bound to have some amount of feathering. Ink that takes ages to dry will obviously not improve after a ride in the M1000. Get a blotter. Altogether, the M1000 does exactly what it is supposed to do. It announces to the world that you wanted the top and someone loved you enough to give it to you. It pushes the other pens on the sidelines, turning your previous favourites into a bit of a disappointment: they’re too small, write too thinly, are just tepid. It’s like getting off the Harley and riding on the 125cc again. It was such a great little bike but now it’s so…pathetic. I wish I could say that, with the M1000, I’ve reached the end of my fountain pen obsession. It’s got everything and more. Nothing can top that. Nothing. And yet… Originally published at: http://kaffehauz.com/?p=205
  11. Spoiled brat alert: my new M1000, medium nib provides all these delightments...thick, nicely balanced solid heft for my big, thick-fingered hand...a soft yet responsive slightly springy nib...that lays down a precise, silken, wet line. Bliss. BUT, 5% of the time, it skips for just a stroke or two, both up and down. This happens mostly on the slickest paper surfaces (Clarefontaine, Rhodia Premium, Maruman Mnemosyne) but also on Black 'n Red, Exacompta FAF, and even TWSBI notebooks. Pelikan Blue-Black ink is most prone to cause this skippage, then Noodler's BP Black, then Diamine Green-Black. I've flushed, I've flossed, and I've fussed over every nook and Souverän cranny...any insights from the wise heads on FPN...? It's like meeting a new lover who is SO close to your ideal that you spend all your time and energy obsessing about how to 'get there'... (That's the spoiled brat part...)
  12. Cyclopentadiene

    M1000 Nibs. Smoothness And Spring.

    Hi all! I was fortunate enough yesterday to be able to go to the penfriend store up in London. I've had my eye on either a M800 or M1000 for some time now, but needed to hold one in hand in order to see their build quality etc. Seeing some nice shiny photos on here doesn't quite do the job on deciding when there's £300/£400 at stake! Anyway, I tried out a bold nib on a m1000 and was surprised by its softness and wonderful smoothness. Unfortunately they didn't have an fine on a m1000 so couldn't compare. Does anyone have both nibs? if so what are your opinions on which line size is more soft. P.S. I'm aware that Pelikan don't intend on making a flex nibs per se, but their softness is an interesting feature.

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