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MattDiamond

Hi everyone,

I have the M120 Iconic Blue for about month now and I don't know why, but I just love its steel nib experience. So much, that I even prefer it over my M400 Gold nib lately (both F).

My question is, can the nib be bought somewhere as a spare? And no, I do not like the plain look of M200 spare. I tried look for it everywhere but no luck so far...

Or if anyone here is the opposite - and upgrades his or her M120 with gold and willing to sell (if you have F)? ;-)

Thanks!

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You should contact online retailers such as nibs.com (I have no affiliation with them) as they sell Pelikan Classic series pens & their special editions with upgraded M400 nibs. So it is quite possible they have a few of those M120 nibs in stock.

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Hey Voltron, thanks for your suggestion. I didn't knew Nibs.com as I live in Europe so prefer local resellers. But from what I understand on their pages they also incluse the SS nib even when upgrading. But I sent them a mail anyway so we'll see.

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You could probably have someone tune your other nibs?

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 

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I'm about 6 days in with me new Iconic Blue w/ M nib and I love it. The prettiest nibs I've ever had. And the writing experience rivals even the 18c nibs on my 800"s. I wouldn't mind having a duplicate nib if they were made available - not one of the standard replacement nibs!

Fair winds and following seas.

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Bo Bo Olson

Modern 400/600 nibs are semi-nails, and fatter and blobbier than the springier regular flex 200 half a width narrower nibs.

That is the same width and flex rate as the semi-vintage regular flex 400, 381 and Celebry nibs.

 

It's harder to turn a semi-nail nib into a springy regular flex, than to just tune the tip.

Starting more from the wetter semi-flex which is better for line variation, I learned to like the dryer regular flex, for shading. M and F are good in regular flex for two toned shading.

 

That is a very pretty 200 nib :notworthy1: :thumbup: ....even if it's for the 120. It is more a 'bronze' coating than gold from what I see in the picture.

I can see why you'd want to go that way.

Please do let us know what one costs.........

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

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That is a very pretty 200 nib :notworthy1: :thumbup: ....even if it's for the 120. It is more a 'bronze' coating than gold from what I see in the picture.

 

 

Sorry, that is my flawed photographic craft. In reality, the nib is about the same gold/shine/luster as the gold furniture. I'm not sure how/why the camera made it turn out like that. This is a (slightly) better representation.

 

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MattDiamond

Hi, so I got reply from Nibs.com but no luck there. I also wrote message to Pelikan facebook page and they told me to rather contact German service department directly. I will write them today and keep you updated if anyone wants this nib too :-)

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Hi, so I got reply from Nibs.com but no luck there. I also wrote message to Pelikan facebook page and they told me to rather contact German service department directly. I will write them today and keep you updated if anyone wants this nib too :-)

 

Hmm. Contact the manufacturer directly... why didn't I think of that? Hopefully they are not like Rolex where you have to give one to get one.

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Vendors can get nibs via special order but I don't know that this nib would be included amongst them since this is a special edition. Please report back though if you are able to find a source.

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MattDiamond

Great news! While looking for the spare nib, I also decided to address my problem with the M120 pen itself – a tiny bit loose filling knob. Both the reseller (Fritz Schipmf) and the Pelikan agreed this will be replaced under warranty, so I tried to push a little and ask for another nib – but no luck from them both.

 

But I got another tip from fellow FPN member to get in touch with Niche Pens as they apparently had some. They replied quickly saying they only have one last Medium.
So I decided to buy it (even though I was looking for Fine) nevertheless. And
to my big surprise, one hour later mail came saying they just randomly found a Fine nib - in completely wrong storage while completing somebody else’s order - and they will ship that one to me instead, if I want!! The hell I want it! :D Probably my luckiest pen-day so far!

 

So, if anybody is looking for one as well, there is still that Medium waiting! ;)

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Good for you!!!

It is great to see only positives on the performance of new M120 nibs throughout the forum.

(off to check if that M is still around at nichepens, thanks for sharing :) )

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@MsRedpen, I hope you were successful!

Mine arrived today and I think the special edition nib matches the overall look of Souverän perfectly!

 

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Yep, EF is on the way!

It will replace the standard M in my Cafe Creme.

 

MattD - thanks for the tip!

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I agree. The steel Pelikan nibs are as nice as my M800 18K. Who would have thought? I have a fine and I love it.

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Pelikan M600 Red Striped (Fine) - Pelikan 4001 Turquoise

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