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On 3/25/2021 at 4:37 AM, A Smug Dill said:

That certainly looks more attractive to my eyes than the M205 Moonstone.

Yes.  This new one looks great.  I have a M205 Moonstone and it's more attractive in the pictures. 😬

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Has anyone managed to find anywhere else that is offering the bb option? 

 

I think this is either an error on the F-S site, or an exclusive, which I suppose is possible, but unlikely given that there haven't been any BB or above nibs available for quite some time. 

 

Rats.

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Hmmm if it seriously comes in a BB I'd be tickled to try it... Pelikan looks like it makes some fancy paintbrushes 😛

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1 hour ago, mizgeorge said:

Has anyone managed to find anywhere else that is offering the bb option? 

 

I think this is either an error on the F-S site,

 

I already asked my preferred retailer about it, and he said, “[Pelikan] don't offer BB in the Benelux.” So I don't think it's a matter of the BB nib being exclusive to Fritz Schimpf, so much as it's only available in Germany (through online and bricks-and-mortar outlets) and perhaps other select European countries, but not an option intended to be generally available.

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Pintstein

I've just ordered it from Fritz-Schimpf, in B. The BB was not available stock with the pen, but I was able to order a BB nib unit separately. 

Edit: I may have gotten the last one, it shows as no longer in stock:
https://www.fritz-schimpf.de/en/Brands/Pelikan/Ersatzteile/Modellgruppe-Pelikan-Classic-M200-M205-M215-Ersatzteile.html?listtype=search&searchparam=model m205&listtype=search&searchparam=model m205

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14 minutes ago, Pintstein said:

I've just ordered it from Fritz-Schimpf, in B. The BB was not available stock with the pen, but I was able to order a BB nib unit separately. 

Edit: I may have gotten the last one, it shows as no longer in stock:
https://www.fritz-schimpf.de/en/Brands/Pelikan/Ersatzteile/Modellgruppe-Pelikan-Classic-M200-M205-M215-Ersatzteile.html?listtype=search&searchparam=model m205&listtype=search&searchparam=model m205

Looks like you did.

Though they're charging a lot for their steel nib units, I'm used to paying less than £10 for them.  However, they are suggesting they've already got the pens, which is very tempting. 

 

edited to add that I seem to have ordered one...

And I'm going to get on to a couple of suppliers here to see if they can't get hold of a BB nib unit for me. Actually, make that a couple.

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oregano

Yes, I may even get the ballpoint version, that's how much I like this color!! Now if they had it in an m600...!

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maclink

Cultpens are usually on the ball with getting stock but they estimate getting their stock of the petrol colour in May.

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enuhski

I'm seriously tempted to pick this one up. For some reason, I enjoying using my lone M205 (Moonstone) over the M400s that I have. o.O

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29 minutes ago, enuhski said:

I'm seriously tempted to pick this one up. For some reason, I enjoying using my lone M205 (Moonstone) over the M400s that I have. o.O

I don't know if you have a modern post '97 fat and blobby butter smooth semi-nail 400 or not.

 

The nib geometry of the 200 seems to me to be the same as the '82-97 era nibs, of the 400/600/800. It is also a nice springy nice ride regular flex............and writes with a nice clean line, like the semi-vintage nibs.

The 200 has a superior nib.

 

As 'noobie' I fell for semi-flex, (living in Germany it was easy) then started trans-shipping 200 nibs to a passed pal in England in there are Germans who refuse to ship outside of Germany.

 

I got to try them in my '90's 400, or 605 and came to like them. They are great for two toned shading inks. In semi-flex is a wetter writing nib; one has to be more careful matching ink and paper to get good shading.

 

Being still then, a bit snobbish:rolleyes:...saw no reason to get a 200, in I had a few 400's semi&vintage. So I got a 215 Lozenge in M in it had a 200's nib.

 

I ended up with more '90's pens, two Celebries, one in gold and one in steel; both =. Both having that semi-vintage regular flex nib. Got a gold 381, again a regular flex nib.

I didn't need a 200, I had those pens. Right:happyberet: .

 

In the mean while I've added a W.Germany 200 OM, a couple '90's ones one an M, the other NOS OB and three LE's in M and the marbled brown in EF for editing.

I have grown to like regular flex M's.

 

Folks normally go narrow or wide when they come into fountain pens, or like me come back to them. I had gone wide; getting F's only as place holders until I finally accepted F as an ok nib. And that took a while.

 

Then I drifted into regular flex M; which shades a tad better, is that tad smoother and would be a nib I would reach for if I dig out my classic rougher paper; laid or linen effect.

 

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,

 

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Anyone hear anything regarding a matching ink?

 

This is the first SE/LE Pelikan that has interested me.   Based on their previous releases,  can you normally buy the matching ink separately? 

 

All of the US pre-orders I find are for the pen only but I'd like the ink too if they are releasing one.  

 

I'm wondering if I should order now or wait for the set...

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I can see a dark gray glitter ink; but the hard part would be to get green glitter.:D

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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2 hours ago, Bo Bo Olson said:

I can see a dark gray glitter ink; but the hard part would be to get green glitter.:D

Gray Shimmer was last year's moonstone.  

 

Dark teal/turquoise/blue-green/green-blue is what I am hoping for...

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I just bought an expensive pen, and I absolutely don't need this one. I just ordered it though. That blue is my favorite color, and I'm really hoping for a matching ink.

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I don't think there will be a matching ink for this one. 

Pelikan only releases one SE ink per year, and this year was the Golden Beryl (which should match a demo released later on this year, if things proceed as usual).

 

The ink that seems to match this pen is the Aquamarine, from a few years back. 

It is the perfect match for the Ocean Swirl, IMO. So, it should match well this one.

 

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25 minutes ago, maclink said:

There’s Montblanc Petrol Blue. It’s their 2020 colour of the year. A tad pricey though. 

Especially when you can get Diamine Eau de Nil or Callifolio Ohlanga for a fraction of the cost!

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When MB jumped from E16 to E 19, they lost a costumer, and the LE's from E20-22 to even higher Mont Blonc Heights.....then came the special, special super LE E60 inks.:headsmack::lticaptd:

 

They were trying to keep up with the Jones, Faber Castel. Another way too expensive ink for me. Edelstein has jumped E0.50. :D To E-16.50.

 

Hell, I don't even buy any E-22 Japanese inks that use to be E-70 a bottle over here in Germany, before Amazon took that in hand, with their air fleet.

That expensive imported Noodlers  I think costs E-19.

 

I did a greenish ink test.........and then E8.50 R&K Verdura (50ml) beat MB Irish Green(60ml) by a nose. So save money on Green-Green inks.

Both are shading inks.

Unfortunately many here wanted a dull dark green, so Pelikan listened and gave them a dull non-shading green, discontinuing the nice green-green 4001 Brilliant Green, that finished a neck back of Verdura as a Green-Green shading ink.

It wasn't but a decade ago that MB ink was E12....expensive vs E3.50 for Lamy and Pelikan. I could understand the jump to E 14, when they went to the 60ml ink bottle........but I guess MB is chasing the E35 Faber Castell. Can't let the Jones's get ahead of you, or no one will think of you as a Jones.

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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