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This was a pleasant surprise. Since I believe Pelikan to be the best big pen company in the world I had high expectations, and this pen exceeded them. Beside the perfect size, balance and craftmanship, this pen is almost all about the nib. This is the best medium nib I've ever tried and - contrary to my intention before the purchase - I will keep the M nib. The rather low total of 42.5/50 is a bit unfair - it is the initial impression that makes the total low. I'd say that 8.75-9/10 is a more fair overall grade. A lovely pen that I bought at a ridiculously low price (99€) in Berlin.

 

I didn't believe M nibbed pens could be something for me.

I didn't believe blue pens could be something for me.

I was wrong.

 

I'm very happy with this pen. This juicy, smooth, nib will be one of my favourites for journalling and letters. I'm so happy to be wrong sometimes!

 

PS My pics - no pics - does justice to this beautiful deep blue pen!

 

 

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu90/petraplutten/pelikanm605.jpg

With its sibling.

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The lovely nib.

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Nice review, nice pen (I have it!), but... what about the moratorium?? :hmm1:

 

Enjoy your new pen!

 

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Nice review Dandelion. I like your handwriting and from the looks of it the M605 M is showing signs of a stubbish nib! This is something I've found on most examples of Pelikan mediums that give it great character. Congratulations on a fine pen at a great price.

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what about the moratorium?? :hmm1:

You of all people should know that such things don't apply to Pelikans, diplo! :happyberet: The M605 is perfect for me in most respects. Enjoy it, Dandelion.

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Thanks for positive response and the kind comments on my handwriting. I must say that this M nib has broadened my horizons. It is such a joy writing with! I think I'll go for a broad nib someday. I still prefer EF/F for notetaking and scribbling, but I think I begin to understand the thing with wider (slightly stubbish) nibs. Italics and stubs has been favourites all along, but this...lovely. Still very fond of this pen.

 

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The M6xx nibs are pretty sweet. I just got an M640 Sahara with an 18K F and I am very impressed with it.

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Here are some photos that I took today, that better capture the awesome blue colour on the M605.

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu90/petraplutten/Durox3_0151.jpg

 

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu90/petraplutten/Durox3_0168.jpg

 

 

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Together with the M215 Lozenge.

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I love the outdoor photos.

 

I was at a local office supply store to see if they'd gotten any new fountain pens in, and indeed they had-- some Souverän M405's. The nib was so buttery smooth that I seriously thought about cutting back on eating out for a while to afford it. I think I might have to start saving for a Pelikan, after playing around with that one and seeing everybody talk of how smooth the nibs are...

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FYI: Galeria Kaufhof has them stocked again for 99€. So if you're visiting Germany, take your chance to get a really nice pen for an even nicer price.  I'm almost tempted to buy a second one as a backup.

Pelikan 140 OB

Pelikan M605 blue F

Pelikan M200 transparent (Demonstrator Japan) M

Pelikan Level 65 yellow M

Pelikan Level 65 red B  

Pelikan Go! black/magenta M

Pelikan Go! black/petrol M

Pelikan M70/Go! (C/C) magenta B

Pelikan Steno red (70s)

Lamy Safari charcoal 1.5 mm italic

Lamy Safari yellow EF

Lamy Vista Eyedropper 1.9 mm italic

Reform P 120

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Great review--my blue M605 is one of my everywhere pens. Although I really don't need another pen, at 99 Euro, I am considering picking up a spare.

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I agree! When I was in Germany this summer, I bought one at Kaufhof in Nuremburg. What a great price!

 

My wife bought shoes, and I bought a pen... :thumbup:

 

Erick

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Using right now:

Recife Traveler "M" nib running PR Blue Suede

Tibaldi Infrangible "F" nib running PR Infinity Red

Diplomat Excellence A+ "EF" nib running Noodler's Heart of Darkness

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Nice review. Makes me miss Germany. :( The M6xx or the M8xx are some of the Pelikans I've been eying for a while due to the excellent M400 I have in my collection.

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FYI: Galeria Kaufhof has them stocked again for 99€. So if you're visiting Germany, take your chance to get a really nice pen for an even nicer price. I'm almost tempted to buy a second one as a backup.

 

For those in Eu land, Galeria Kaufhof M605, 99 Euros.

 

 

Dave... v.tempted. Get thee behind me ....

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FYI: Galeria Kaufhof has them stocked again for 99€. So if you're visiting Germany, take your chance to get a really nice pen for an even nicer price. I'm almost tempted to buy a second one as a backup.

 

For those in Eu land, Galeria Kaufhof M605, 99 Euros.

 

 

Dave... v.tempted. Get thee behind me ....

 

 

Beware, I think they still ship only to German addresses.

Got the blue M605 (and the yellow M200) from them a couple years ago, but had to ask for help from a German friend.

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FYI: Galeria Kaufhof has them stocked again for 99€. So if you're visiting Germany, take your chance to get a really nice pen for an even nicer price. I'm almost tempted to buy a second one as a backup.

 

For those in Eu land, Galeria Kaufhof M605, 99 Euros.

 

 

Dave... v.tempted. Get thee behind me ....

 

 

Beware, I think they still ship only to German addresses.

Got the blue M605 (and the yellow M200) from them a couple years ago, but had to ask for help from a German friend.

 

 

Thanks goodness for that :-) Temptation removed.

 

incredible price though.

 

 

Dave

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Isn't there anyone who lives in Germany who's willing to help us poor none-EU people get our hands on these pens at cost?

 

PLEASE???????

 

:rolleyes:

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