Posts Tagged ‘Fountain Pens’

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Pelikan’s European Price Increase

02/05/2018

The Pelikan’s Perch has a comprehensive post about the price hike and a theory behind the increase. The comments to the article add to understanding how Pelikan aficionados view the situation.

At its peak, there were a dozen Pelikans in my collection. That number has been cut by half so I remain an enthusiast. My modern M400 has been a solid worker for many years though it needed adjustment before it truly suited my hand. It has a fine nib with no drag and significant flow. There are days when it is the perfect pen though it is never inspiring since I like lines with at least a modicum of character. The fine has none. Round nibs aren’t expected to so that isn’t a fault. Just something that is.

The current offering of just five nib sizes does not appeal to me and I would not spend the going rate for any of them. In the past, Pelikan offered a huge variety of nibs but that has long since ceased to be. That deficiency in addition to the escalating prices makes older and vintage Pels more appealing. Not that you can’t spend a goodly sum on a vintage pen, but why buy new when there are gems on offer that are far more exciting to use.

Platinum and Pelikan Pens
Binder Modified Pelikan Stub

Pelikan M400 with Waterman Florida Blue Ink

Pelikan 400 Tortoiseshell Brown (1951-1954) Quick Fountain Pen Review

Pelikan M400 (Old Style, 1982-1997) Tortoiseshell Brown Quick Fountain Pen Review

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Sunday Reads: Pen, Ink, And A Cat

12/24/2017

Dark green ink is a fixture in my kit whether Montblanc Racing Green or Sailor Tokiwa Matsu and it is always in my holiday rotation. This year the latter is in a silver Pilot Metropolitan with a medium nib. Holiday perfection!

Oh, man, I want to sleep like that. Well, except for the twitching tail.

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Sunday Reads: A Pug, A Squirrel, And Pens

11/12/2017

More pens than not…

 

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Sunday Reads: Handwriting, Color, And Making Movies

09/10/2017

Another eclectic mix…

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The Fountain Pen Book On Sale Today

09/04/2017

The Fountain Pen Book by Tony Thomas is on sale today in the Amazon Kindle format. Tony runs The Frugal Fountain Pen blog and has more than a nodding acquaintance with our favorite writing tool. Even if you are thoroughly knowledgeable about fountain pens, for a mere $1.99 you can support a worthy effort to bring more folks into the fold. Sweet and simple, eh?

You can purchase The Fountain Pen Book through my Amazon portal any day, but the sale price is only good through September 4, 2017.

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Sunday Reads: Pens, Hummingbirds, and Elephants

08/14/2017

Elephants and hummingbirds fascinate me so this past week offered some special treats. A watercolor demonstration has inspired me to try painting elephants. It’s way outside my skill level, but fun nevertheless…

Anyone else a sucker for demos?

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Sunday Reads: Charity Auction, A Pilot Kakuno, Game of Thrones Pens

05/28/2017

Did you know Captain Kirk used to show horses? I saw him once and he was very good. He is a man of many talents and earns high marks for putting together a silent charity auction of entertainment memorabilia. Perhaps an item or two will interest you…

The Pilot Kakuno has a delightful expression, perfect to brighten any day.

 

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