Body Material: Resin
Trim: Gold plated
Length (capped): 129.8 mm/5.11"
Length (uncapped nib-end): 120.5 mm/4.74"
Length (posted): 153.3 mm/6.03"
Barrel Diameter: 11.7 mm/0.46"
Section Diameter: 9.1 - 9.9 mm/0.36" - 0.39"
Nib material: Gold-plated steel
Weight (all): 14 g
Weight (cap): 4 g
Weight (body): 10 g
Fill type: Piston-filler
Cap: Screw on
Posts: Yes, friction
Price: € 189,00
Where to buy: La Couronne du Comte
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Inside, the pen and bottle of ink is secured in a satiny bed. I love when ink is included with a pen, and yes, maybe I'm a sucker, but it makes the experience more fun for me. I think Pelikan should have included their new 4001 Dunkel Grün ink instead, which would have been a great match for the green on the pen. Instead, it comes with Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue/Königsblau.
The M120 is a small (not tiny), quite cute pen - think a size similar to the 400NN/Souverän M400/M2XX series. The cap and barrel are round, and both ends are rounded off points. The finial has a modern, glossy Pelikan logo engraved in a matte ring of black resin. It is not very obvious, and it blends in to the black cap. The clip is attached externally by a ring around the cap. The trim is gold plated and complements the green and black plastic nicely. The clip is shaped like a pelican's bill, sitting close to the cap, and angling slightly upwards at the end. The center band is engraved with Pelikan and Germany.
NIB & PERFORMANCE
This gold plated steel nib is an extra fine. It is a removable nib unit, and the nib is a bright yellow gold (plating). It has a single slit and a round breather hole. It is engraved with a special curly engraving that was found on a Pelikan price list from 1889. It is also engraved with a modern Pelikan logo, and the nib size (EF).
The clip is nice and springy, with a convenient and useful amount of tension. It's operable one handed but snug enough to hold the pen in place. The angled end makes it easy to slide on and off your papers, pockets, and pouches easily.
The section is quite small and I find the threads a little sharp to the touch. The section picks up grease/oils easily and if it weren't for the shape keeping my grip in place, I would be bothered by the slippery feeling it gets. My fingers just barely clear the section threads and if I shift my grip at all, I notice the sharp feeling. If you have larger hands, your grip will likely be too big for the small section. Still usable, but you will feel the threads.
PROS & CONS
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.