Thursday, May 7, 2015
Body Material: Resin
Length (capped): 125.3 mm/4.93"
Length (uncapped nib-end): 121.3 mm/4.77''
Length (posted): 148.2 mm/5.83''
Barrel Diameter: 9.5 - 11.7 mm/0.38'' - 0.46''
Section Diameter: 9.1 - 9.9 mm/0.36'' - 0.39''
Nib material: Gold-plated steel
Weight (all): 12 g
Weight (cap): 4 g
Weight (body): 8 g
Fill type: Piston-filler
Price: € 125.00 (Excl. VAT: € 103.31)
Where to buy: Appelboom Pennen (click banner for info on a 10% discount!)
The Classic 200 is a cute and warm fountain pen. It has a round body with slightly rounded-off ends. The back end is a warm brown piston-turning knob, marked by a gold-plated band. The finial is a gold-on-black Pelikan logo. The gold colored clip is attached externally. It is the pelicans bill clip, like other modern Pelikan clips. The center band is simple and thin - engraved with Pelikan Germany.
The gold-plated steel medium nib has a single slit and breather hole. T he nib is engrave with Pelikan, the Pelikan logo, and the nib size.
The clip was nice and springy - it was easy to operate one-handed. The pen was also lightweight enough that the clip could handle the weight of the pen.
The section, although small, was comfortable with its pinched shape. The lip at the end helped keep my grip in place. I did not find it slippery at all, nor did I find the threads at the end sharp or uncomfortable. Not much to complain about there.
This is a pretty, relatively affordable fountain pen that offers a lot: a piston-filler, interchangeable nib units, and a really pleasant, pretty springy nib. I really enjoy this series because not only do you get all that, but the nibs also fit the M400 series. I think these are great pens to start with, collect, or explore your fountain pen/nib tastes with!
I received this item 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. This item has already been given away. There are no affiliate links in this review.