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My First Bird!



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SujiCorp12345

Hi all,

 

I opened my mail today and was delighted to find my very first Pelikan M800 Tortoise that I purchased from John Mottishaw. Just wanted to share some photos! :) It's a broad stub. (My first broad, and my first stub!)

 

-Best regards,

Suji

 

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Pelikan 140 EF | Pelikan 140 OBB | Pelikan M205 0.4mm stub | Pilot Custom Heritage 912 PO | Pilot Metropolitan M | TWSBI 580 EF | Waterman 52 1/2v

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You couldn't have made a better choice in Pelikans! Love that color! Congrats!!

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Congratulations on your new acquisition, the M800; it's truly a stellar pen. I believe you're going to find that now that you've acquired your first Peli, there WILL be more to follow. Enjoy.

Oh, by the way, the tortoise shell coloring is beautiful.

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sargetalon

As already stated, a great pen with a beautiful look. Enjoy!

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The Good Captain

Wonderful pen. I've an F nib one using Diamine Salamander exclusively. Fabulous.

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"Meddler's 'Salamander' - almost as good as the real thing!"

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inkstainedruth

Slippery slope, ... what a way to start!

Slippery slope indeed! I have 3 "birds" now, although one (the 200) was a gift and and one was a pretty good deal on the Bay of Evil a few weeks ago (it was one of OcalaFlGuy's Sunday Fleabay picks for that week IIRC, a black and green 100 with what turned out to be a 1 mm italic nib). But my first one was a semi-vintage (probably 1980s or 1990s) 400 Brown Tortoise, which I think is the prettiest of the tortoise colorations. It's my most expensive pen, by far, but IMO worth every penny, because the nib is just awesome.

I had too many pens inked up for a bit, but now that I've been whittling that number down, I really need to put that one back in rotation. :wub: Except I'm also going on vacation in a few weeks, and I do NOT to have to try to explain to the husband if I lost something that expensive....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Way to go big on your first Pelikan! Congrats!! :bunny01: Thanks for sharing pics of your fabulous tortoise!

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Runnin_Ute

Such a beautiful pen. Congrats!

Brad

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"None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain

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Slippery slope indeed! I have 3 "birds" now, although one (the 200) was a gift and and one was a pretty good deal on the Bay of Evil a few weeks ago (it was one of OcalaFlGuy's Sunday Fleabay picks for that week IIRC, a black and green 100 with what turned out to be a 1 mm italic nib). But my first one was a semi-vintage (probably 1980s or 1990s) 400 Brown Tortoise, which I think is the prettiest of the tortoise colorations. It's my most expensive pen, by far, but IMO worth every penny, because the nib is just awesome.

I had too many pens inked up for a bit, but now that I've been whittling that number down, I really need to put that one back in rotation. :wub: Except I'm also going on vacation in a few weeks, and I do NOT to have to try to explain to the husband if I lost something that expensive....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

I have an M400 similar to yours and as my rotation expands and contracts I find that pen is always inked. It's got a Motishaw stub nib, everything about it is good: it is a beautiful, classic pen, it always behaves well, and the nib makes me smile. I have a lot of other Pels, some more expensive, some more fancy, but this one might be the ansewer to the "If you were stuck on a desert Isle" question.

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I have an M400 similar to yours and as my rotation expands and contracts I find that pen is always inked. It's got a Motishaw stub nib, everything about it is good: it is a beautiful, classic pen, it always behaves well, and the nib makes me smile. I have a lot of other Pels, some more expensive, some more fancy, but this one might be the ansewer to the "If you were stuck on a desert Isle" question.

The nib on my 400 is only an F, nothing fancy. But it's *very* smooth and has a bit of "give" (probably what BoBo Olsen would consider "springy" or "semi-flex").

It's funny, because when I first started looking at Pelikans I thought I wanted the striated blue (or, in a absolute pinch, the striated red). But then I saw the Brown Tortoise :wub: ; and, even at the price I paid, it was still cheaper than a new blue striated 400 -- and would have been even it I had hit my maximum bid (which thankfully I didn't). But I don't particularly like the White Tortoises. The more I looked at them, the more I found I didn't care for the greenish tint to the the binde in the photos I saw.

Mostly I don't care all that much about matching ink colors to pen colors. But there's just something about that pen makes me reach for brown ink (I've had Iroshihzuku Yama-guri and vintage Quink Brown in it). Maybe it's the nib: I think it will make a good pen for drawing and sketching, as well as for writing, and I always like doing fine line drawings with a dip pen crow quill and Higgins sepia ink in high school. So I tried the Iroshihzuku first, since I had a sample of it, and liked the result a whole lot. (I was mostly using the vintage Quink Brown because I had run out of Yama-guri, and really need to get a full bottle of it. OTOH, I can't see me using green, greenish-toned sepia, red, blue-black or black ink in it. Just seems weird to me somehow -- the idea using those colors in that pen somehow seems aesthetically wrong and disharmonious (told you it was weird :blush:); although I can easily see using Noodler's Navajo Turquoise in it somehow, as a (sort of) complementary color.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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georges zaslavsky

congrats :thumbup:

Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

 

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