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I received my Blue Dunes today and must say that I am very pleased. The colouring is subtle, with interesting shading and variety. This time (and I have a rather embarrassingly large collection of Pelikan M800s!) I decided to get an Extra Fine nib, as this was missing in my collection of rhodianised/silver M805s. Part of what swayed me was that Iguana Sell were offering reasonable prices for an EF nib (i.e. not the outrageous mark up these nibs are now charged at), so it seemed to good an opportunity to miss.


The pen wrote beautifully straight out of the box and I am delighted. It is not the most spectacular and imaginative Pelikan 800 around but certainly one that is very nice to have.


I am waiting to see if the good people of Hanover will produce a wonder to match their Star Ruby ink of the year (and not yet another M200 in a matching colour). A really arresting deep red M800 or M600 would be hard to resist!

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I just ordered one from my favorite UK vendor. A medium nib, grind to rounded Italic. Now the eager waiting game starts!


It was a hard decision between this one and the M815 metal stripe. M815 is very attractive and business looking, but the price increase from M805 is steep. There is the extra weight too. This is my first M8xx, M805 is a safer bet.


When I showed the two pens to my husband, he said the blue dunes pattern is something very different from my current collection of birds. No more stripes, he said. This is my first blue colored bird, excited!


I had promised no more pens till Christmas, how did I manage to get another! (Oh, I remembered, because my husband bought my three year old daughter a 10 Euro toy that is too messy to my liking. So to make me happy...)

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Hmmm. I'm having the opposite experience from when they came out with the M805 (and then later the M405) Anthracite Stresemann. Their lighting made the pen look much lighter than it is in person. Here, instead, the "pro" camera shots don't wow me -- but encremental's shots (in good lighting) make the pen look *nicer* than the "official shots.... Go figure.

At the same time, I'm having the *same* reaction to this as I did to the Stresemann -- if they made it in a smaller size pen I'd be yelling "Pelikan! Take my money!" (while wondering how I'd be able to GET the money....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


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it seems nice enough and is, after all, an M800. But I am not a fan of the translucency .... I would prefer to see the depth of the design in the material than the nib and section inside.

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I like translucency for easy ink view. I think this one will have some depth in variations of blue and silver patterns.

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A really arresting deep red M800 or M600 would be hard to resist!

I like the Blue Dunes. Had mine ground to a stub by Dan Smith. Solid pen despite being just another shade of blue. I could really get behind an “arresting deep red” Pelikan anything.

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Mine arrived today. This blue-silver pattern has a lot of depth. The pen looks much nicer in person. I tried to take some photos but could not capture its beauty.


The silver patterns are like shimmering moon light dusts, which add to the depth. I am very happy with my first M8xx!

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I had promised no more pens till Christmas, how did I manage to get another! (Oh, I remembered, because my husband bought my three year old daughter a 10 Euro toy that is too messy to my liking. So to make me happy...)


Now, that was a very expensive 10 euro toy!! :yikes: :yikes:

The lengths we will go to get a new bird! :lol:


Congrats on your first M80x!

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Thanks Lam1! Got to make up something to fight the guilt.


I bought six birds and six extra nibs this year. They are all so different. The M805 is much heavier than my other favorite, a red tortoise M101n. Switching between them is a lot of fun.

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