Thank you Goldspot for sending this lovely little bird over!
Body Material: Acrylic Resin
Length (capped): 125.2 mm/4.92"
Length (uncapped nib-end): 121.3 mm/4.77"
Length (posted): 147.8 mm/5.81"
Barrel Diameter: 11.8 mm/0.46"
Section Diameter: 9.1 - 9.8 mm/0.36"- 0.38"
Nib material: Steel, gold-plated
Nibs available: F, M, B
Weight (all): 12 g
Weight (cap): 4 g
Weight (body): 8 g
Fill type: Piston-filler
Where to buy: Goldspot
This Pelikan is packaged in a box that resembles Pelikan's coffin gift box, but is smaller and, in my humble opinion, better! Inside a white cardboard, Pelikan-branded sleeve, there is a matte brownish-grey box. The top has the Pelikan logo on it, in brown. The brown matches the brown tones of the grey around it, as well as the brown slide out tray on the side. The brown satin ribbon makes the tray easy to spot and remove. Blah blah you don't care. The pen.
I saw this pen in pictures and I thought it was beautiful. I must say that, although it is not the most expensive pen I've ever seen or held, it is certainly attractive.
The most beautiful part of this pen is the barrel. It is a gorgeous, super chatoyant green marble acrylic resin. The dark green to light green is really eye-catching and lovely, and it practically glows in the light of day.
This gold-plated stainless steel nib is a fine. It has a single slit and a round breather hole. The nib is simple, and matches the pen well. It is engraved with Pelikan, the Pelikan logo, and the nib size (F). I flushed the pen before inking it up, of course. I like the finer nibs on the M200 series, as they tend to be slightly springy, so they're very enjoyable to write with. I like gold nibs more than steel nibs because they often have a bit more give than steel nibs (not always, but the more often), but these steel nibs just have the right amount of spring to mimic that feeling.
The clip is smooth and perfectly shaped to slide it on to papers, into pockets, and into pouches. It doesn't get stuck, and it's not so stiff that it's hard to use.
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.