Body Material: Resin
Length (capped): 4.87"
Length (uncapped nib-end):
Length (posted): 5.87"
Barrel Diameter: 0.5"
Section Diameter: 0.35" - 0.38"
Nib material: 14K gold plated steel
Weight: 11.34 g
Fill type: Piston-filler
Where to buy: Pen Chalet
The M200 is one of the smaller of the Pelikan series, but it's just as gorgeous as any of the other Pelikan fountain pens. The clear, polished resin provides a great view of the piston-filling mechanism of the pen. The clear resin is perfectly complemented by the gold trim of the rings and pelican beak clip. The section is small, with a slight flare towards the nib. The gold nib sits is a good size for the pen, aesthetically; not too small.
The pen is light and comfortable, and posts well. As such, it's pretty nice to use for both shorter and longer writing sessions. I have always liked Pelikans, even the bigger models (such as the M1005). The piston is plastic, unlike the brass piston on the M1005, so where this pen could be made heavier, it isn't. Of course, this is a function of the price as well.
Compared to a Lamy Safari, it looks kind of small, doesn't it? Those who have large hands or just prefer bigger pens, steer clear.
One great thing is, like other Pelikans, the nib unit can be screwed off and interchanged for another unit. A huge plus! And makes for very easy cleaning of the pen.
I think this is a lovely pen - aesthetically, it's very appealing to me because I love clear pens, and the warmth and richness of the gold brings even more to it. As I also own the Pelikan M1005 clear fountain pen, I miss the weight, but it's hard to complain about such things when considering the difference in the prices. With the springy, juicy nib, the M200 is very fun to use! And pretty much every ink looks good in it, which is a bonus.
I received this pen free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion. There are no affiliate links in this review.
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