Body Material: Resin
Trim: Metal (Silver)
Nib material: Steel
Posts: Yes, friction
Length (capped): 125.2 mm/4.92"
Length (uncapped): 121.6 mm/4.78"
Length (posted): 149.7 mm/5.89"
Diameter (barrel): 11.5 mm/0.45"
Diameter (section): 9.0 - 9.9 mm/0.35" - 0.38"
Weight (all): 12 g
Weight (cap): 4 g
Weight (body): 8 g
Fill type: Piston-filler
Price: €150,00 (outside the EU): €123,97
Where to buy: Appelboom
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NIB & PERFORMANCE
Classic M205 Amethyst, which had a solid performance with its fine nib, it is a great every day user.
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.
I really love the M2XX series by Pelikan. There have been and still are several colors to choose from, and the nib range is very decent - Extra Fine to Broad. They are usually not too difficult to get, until their production time is up, and the nibs perform well. The nib units are also interchangeable and unscrew without any tools. You can clean and maintain the pen pretty easily at home.
Of course, you can find a pen with a steel nib for less, and I do think the price tag on this is quite steep. Last year, the M205 Amethyst was € 125, so an extra € 25 for the ink is a bit insane. It's more reasonable when you purchase it without VAT, and it's still overpriced, but maybe less painful. Of course, you could do worse. This pen is also available on its own (without the ink) but I have not seen it on Appelboom's site yet. It's still relatively affordable, and it is quite enjoyable, but whether it's worth the price tag can only be decided by you!
I received this item on loan for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion.