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  1. Pen Pit Stop : Pelikan Souverän M400 Tortoiseshell Brown (2016) Welcome to the Pen Pit Stop. Here you will find reviews of pens that already have some mileage on them. More specifically, these reviews are of pens that are in my personal collection, and that have been in use for at least a year. I thought it would be fun to do it this way – no new & shiny pens here, but battered vehicles that have been put to work for at least a year. Let’s find out how they have withstood the ravages of time. The fountain pen that enters the pit stop today is the “Pelikan M
  2. After a long & strong fight with the penavarice-devil , I finally gave in and bought a GvFC Intuition. I went with the 'terra' - the red-orang-ish barrel. I have also replicated the content with some additional pictures in my blog as the images are reduced to a small thumbnail after a short-while. Below is a link to the same: Graf von Faber-Castell Intuition Review Here goes a review of the same: The Intuition With a covetous eye on this pen, since the time I had got my FCD Ambition and then an orange coloured Ondoro fountain pen, it indeed required lady luck's blessings, to get t
  3. Hi FPN, I have been lurking for quite a while but this is my first post on here. I currently own a TWSBI 580 and a Lamy Safari, both in extra-fine, I have been considering purchasing either an Edison collier or a Pelikan m400 pen. I like my nibs to draw quite thin lines having come from Uni-ball pens, and I do not have access to a local store that sells Pelikan pens, I was wondering if someone could provide writing samples for a Pelikan extra-fine nib so I can try to assess the line-width. Thank you for your time, ~Chris
  4. frr149

    Pelikan M400 Broken Piston

    Hi, I have a vintage m400 whose piston is broken. The casing of the piston is in 2 pieces. How can I fix this? Can I buy a new piston casing? Thanks!
  5. While Pelikan does a lot of special editions, there are relatively less number of special editions of M400 fountain pens except for sterling-silver variations, which are now all discontinued. You have only two widely available options if you want special M400 fountain pens; M400 White Tortoiseshell and M400 Brown Tortoiseshell. I just want to give comparison between them. 1. Tortoiseshell material Two materials are totally different from each other. The brown tortoiseshell is a striated mixture of brown, grey, and black while the white tortoiseshell is that of yellow, green,
  6. Pen Pit Stop : Pelikan Souverän M400 White Tortoise Welcome to the Pen Pit Stop. Here you will find reviews of pens that already have some mileage on them. More specifically, these reviews are of pens that are in my personal collection, and that have been in use for at least a year. I thought it would be fun to do it this way - no new & shiny pens here, but battered vehicles that have been put to work for at least a year. Let's find out how they have withstood the ravages of time. The fountain pen that enters the pit stop today is the "Pelikan M400 White Tortoise". Pelikan is one of the
  7. Coming from my home base in California, USA - A new discount from paperinkpen.com: Today through next Wednesday I'm offering 20% Off Regular Pricing on all Pelikan Souveran Fountain Pens in Stock Please use code: fpn20 to receive your discount. Discount is taken during checkout. As always California Residents: We Pay Your Sales Tax! Thanks for peeking in. I look forward to serving you. Dave macaddicted Paper, Ink, Pen is a California based authorized Pelikan reseller. Not responsible for typographic errors. Offer is subject to change
  8. MattDiamond

    Moisture Inside Barrel (M400/m200)

    Hi, I recently discovered I have quite a lot if moisture inside barrel of my M400 (behind piston in the shaft area). I have this pen for about 2 months now and cleaned it ca 4-5 times - with nib unscrewed and pen body under water tap. Is the connection between filling knob and barrel supposed to be watertight or is this normal? Problem is on M400 the piston part cannot be easily removed, unlike simple unscrewing on M800 so I cannot simply wipe it with paper towel. Do you have any proven methods or suggestions how to get rid of it? Leave the pen with filling knob fully unscrewed for few days
  9. As soon as I discovered the original M800 Brown Tortoise, it was my favorite Pelikan and THE end game to my fountain pen acquirement to own one someday. Of course at that point it was just a pipe dream. It was practically semi-mythical and sold for over $2000 on the rare occasions it might surface. There was no way I would spend that kind of money on a pen on principle. So like many others I held on to the great hope that Pelikan would one day decide to produce it again and our collective dream was fulfilled, though not exactly as we'd hoped. Nevertheless, I saved up for it and once I had th
  10. Xiachem

    My New Fountain Pen---Pelikan M400

    I bought a new fountain pen last week.It's Pelikan M400(medium nib).It is different from "normal" M400 in that it has a different nib.It's 18ct gold and it has a different pattern(four-lines pattern,it just like a mustache).And I don't know how to call it in English.And it has a "PF" stamp.I hear that It has different writing characteristics with ''EN'' stamp and no stamp nibs. I have 3 Pelikan fountain pen.there are M400 M800 and 400nn.M400 is more soft than M800 and more hard than 400nn.I really like this felling. Here is some photo. And the nib's photo. My three Pelikans.The lift one
  11. So I've always assumed one of my oldest pens was a Pelikan m400, which was fine with me, except I looked from time to time for a slightly bigger m600, which have always been beyond my budget, or more precisely how much I'm willing to spend on any pen. Except after re-reading some specialized web sites while I was looking for something else I gather it might have been an m600 all along, the "old style" which I guess was the same size as the m400...?? I love this pen either way, but I'd like to know. Length with cap: 127mm There is a single band on the barrel towards the turning knob.Two band
  12. I hav a pelikan MM400 torquoise fountain pen "Old style" (1980's-1990's i guess) that needs to be repaired. I tried to twist off d piston cap since the stopper inside d barrel got stuck. In short, i broke d piston mechanism inside bummer. Some of the destroyed parts even got stuck inside the barrel. If not for the piston, the pen is in pristine condition, but I guess the most practical way to fix it is to replace the barrel. Where could I purchase old style tortoise barrels? Here are some photos of the destroyed beauty. Any advice or suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance.
  13. Hello there, I got a little problem with a Pelikan M400 (1980s model). The piston seal has detached from the piston rod and is not sticking in the barrel. Thus, I have to disassemble the M400. Question now: How can I disassemble the piston unit from the barrel? Is that friction fit with the M400 just as it is with the vintage 400? Greetings and Thanx
  14. mcorrea

    Removing The Section Of An M400

    Hello, If this has been covered before, please point me to the topic, i couldn't find it myself: Is it possible to remove the section of an M400 without breaking the pen? I recently bought an M400 that was seriously neglected, when removing the nib, the feed broke and there is a piece that is completely stuck near the bottom of the section. I want to remove it so I can use a modern M200 or M400 feed in it. I think the best way would be to remove the section from the barrel and use a nockout block to remove the piece of feed. Is it possible to do this? do you need to aply heat? BTW, it'
  15. OrangeSport

    New Addition; M400 White Tortoiseshell

    So I've had my latest addition about a week now. It's a white tortoiseshell M400 with a board nib. I usually use fine nibs, so was intrigued to see how this was to use. It's ever so smooth, and flows really reliably. I was using Montblanc blue ink originally, but have just filled it with an orange ink by Cult Oens. It's a stunning looking pen; very eye catching. So far so good. I'm really impressed.
  16. Can anyone recommend an online authorized retailer of Pelikan pens? I'm looking to get my hands on an M400. Cheers!
  17. Uncial

    My Little Flock

    I've been meaning to do this for ages and I'm only getting around to it now. This is my little flock of Pelikans but one little Frakenbird is missing from the picture - a blue wave m200 with a 400 nib. I would very much appreciate help in identifying the older Pelikan in the picture. It has a monotone gold nib and is in green stripe with a rounded end and round domed end to the cap. The cap also appears to be lined in brass. It's a medium nib, but has a bit of flex and seems to me to write slightly stubby. It was sold to me as a 400N from the 70's; would this be correct? Below is a sh
  18. ThatPhotoGuy

    The Good Old - M400 Vs M600

    Hello all I have a M400 and a M200 + a spare Golden nib. Im considering a extra M400 but i cant decide if the extra money for the M600 would be a good choice. Everyone is praising the size of the M600 and saying its a better size than the m400. i find the Comfort okay with the m400 (not the biggest hands) but if the m600 was even more comfortable that would be great :-) The size of the M200/M400 might be making me cramp my fingers a little hard around the pen at times. i have found a okay deal on a nibless M400(for the extra nib i have) so the difference between that deal and the M600 is hig
  19. Seville

    Pelikan M400 Piston

    I picked up this Gunter Wagner Pelikan 400 and have unscrewed the nib (and cleaned) and greased the piston without removing it. Now while the piston is moving freely it only travels about 2 turns on the piston nob while my other 400 does about 4+ turns. I have been advised and read about how to knock the piston out but my concern is that if it is not fully retracted then tapping on it could blow the piston up. It is a very nice writing vintage Pelikan that I had bought for re-sale but it writes well enough to keep. Any thoughts? Philip DSCN0988_result by Seville36, on Flickr DSCN0990_r
  20. Warning! This is a long, picture-heavy rant about my Pelikan journey. My Souveran M400 and M800 Brown Tortoises under morning light. As I've posted here before, my ultimate goal from the beginning of my fountain pen days was to acquire these two pens. Or at least it was once I discovered the existence of these two pens. Of course back then, the new M800 Brown Tortoise didn't actually exist nor was there any indication that it ever would. What I liked was the old style M800 BT, but that is such a rare pen and is way too expensive for me to even want to buy. What I wanted more in general wa
  21. I just acquired an m400 that becomes really drippy after being used or stored nib-down for ten minutes or so. It is bad enough that I can very gently shake it and get it to drip fat drops of ink. My other pens (including m205) do not do this. The piston is fine, the nib writes a little dry but is otherwise ok. I have taken apart the nib unit completely and reassembled without any change in the pen behavior. All the pieces of the nib unit look ok and fit together well, but I don't have any experience in this regard. Can someone recommend something obvious to check? Otherwise could you rec
  22. One of my initial reviews@fpn was of the FCD Ambition. I took this pen out today to give it a deeper look, after gaining relatively more experience with Faber Castell line of pens. Here is a link to my review on blogger: The Faber-Castell Design Ambition Review So here goes a detailed review. Long ago during school days, I had used some of the not so expensive Faber-Castell ballpoints, pencils, highlighters, rulers, mechanical pencils and geometry sets. They used to be a bit scarce in India then, as they came with a ‘Made in Germany’ tag. Though there was little or no price difference wit
  23. Dear members of the forum, today I went into a bookstore (!) to order a book and at the checkout, behind the counter hidden away in a dark corner, I saw this little box. I think I have been to this store a hundred times but had never seen it before: http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg565/Serlo78/Mobile%20Uploads/E432945C-B1A4-4225-ABE0-BF05700891C4_zpsquftkf6q.jpg Of course, I had to have a look at this because I know that some of you are Pelikan aficionados and I have only read good things about Pelikan so far; I think my first school fountain pen actually was a Pelikan, alas, I lo
  24. Is anyone picking up one of these? If I didn't already have the M600, I would definitely grab one
  25. I have a Pelikan Demonstrator which came with the M200 Fine nib. This nib is steel with gold plate. I decided to see what the M400 nib would be like and ordered an Extra Fine nib knowing that gold nibs write slightly broader. I have been extremely disappointed to say the least. The 14c M400 EF nib writes like a broad nib. The lines are wide and it is annoying since it is suppose to be an EF nib. I contacted Chartpak and did a nib exchange and the replacement seems to be as broad. (which makes me sceptical if it was actually replaced). My question is, has anyone else had similar experiences

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