PERFECT PAIR: Pelikan Edelstein Ink of the Year 2015 Amethyst
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: Steel
Weight (all): 12 g
Weight (cap): 4 g
Weight (body): 8 g
Fill type: Piston-filler
Price: € 125,00 (Excluding VAT: € 103,31)
Where to buy: Appelboom Pennen
The fine steel nib has a single slit and breather hole. The nib is engraved 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. I like the size and shape of the section and the pen in my hand.
Unposted, the pen was lightweight and comfortable. It is on the smaller side, but was well-balanced in hand. The cap posted by friction, seating deeply and securely. Posted, the pen was still well-balanced and comfortable, and the added length made the pen more usable for longer writing sessions.
PROS & CONS
As I have said about the Café Crème:
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!