Thanks to Appelboom for lending me this Pelikan M800 Special Edition Burnt Orange for review! He trusted me not too long ago with the Stresemann, and is now torturing me again with this one! Hooray!
Body Material: Resin
Trim: 24kt Gold-plated
Length (capped): 141.3 mm/5.56
Length (uncapped nib-end): 127.2 mm/5.01"
Length (posted): 165.3 mm/6.51''
Barrel Diameter: 11.1 - 13.0 mm/0.43"- 0.51''
Section Diameter: 10.8 - 11.2 mm/0.42'' - 0.44''
Nib material: 18KT bi color
Weight (all): 30 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 22 g
Fill type: Piston-filler
Price: €495.00 (excluding VAT €409.09)
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First of all, I think it's tremendously sad that Pelikan's nib range has been so drastically reduced. I understand it's probably because most people don't want 3B nibs, but I do. And I know quite a few others who also love them. Currently, this pen is available with an extra-fine, fine, medium, or broad nib, but what about those double broads and obliques? Le sigh.
As this is the same model as the M805 Stresemann, my in hand impressions have remained the same:
The clip was snug but springy enough to operate easily. The end of the clip flares up, making it easy to slide on to pages, into pockets, and into pouches.
The section is small but the shape makes it quite comfortable. The threads at the back are a little sharp so if you grip beyond the section, it may be uncomfortable. I did not find the section itself slippery - the flare kept my grip in place.
PROS & CONS
Ok, if you are one of those people (like me) who really, really want a Montblanc Hemingway, or a Parker Big Red, this is a great alternative. I am a fan of Pelikan, and although they are expensive, I am not disappointed by the (several) I own. I am disappointed there are not as many nib options as there used to be, but I still think it's a great color. Ink window is lacking, but the color. THE COLOR.
I was loaned this item 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.