Body material: Plastic
Cap: Snap on
Posts: Yes, friction
Filling: Pelikan short/long international cartridge, Pelikan C400 converter
Nib material: SteelLength (capped): 139.4 mm/5.49"
Length (uncapped): 128.9 mm/5.07"
Length (posted): 178.11 mm/7.01"
Length (section): 36.0 mm/1.41"
Diameter (barrel): 12.5 - 17.2 mm/0.49" - 0.67"
Diameter (section): 11.7 - 14.2 mm/0.46" - 0.50"
Weight (all): 21 g
Weight (cap): 3 g
Weight (body): 18 g
Price: € 7,36 outside the EU
Where to buy: Fontoplumo
ALL CUSTOMERS: GOURMETPENS
PACKAGINGThe Pelikan Twist from Europe is presented in a small cardboard box. The pen came with a single Pelikan long international cartridge. It's super basic, not wasteful, and recyclable so I am happy with that. No unnecessary plastic.
APPEARANCEThe Twist is a cute pen! I have the Pink but it is available in a few color combinations. It is a smaller pen than what I usually use but is not into the pocket pen range. It has a twisted plastic body and blunt ends. The twisted shape is emphasized by the edges around the body.
NIB & PERFORMANCEThis is a medium steel nib. It has a single slit, no breather hole, and it is engraved with an 'M'. The feed is plastic. Although the tip looks slightly rough, it writes pretty well.
IN HANDThere is no clip on this pen but it does not roll around because of the shape of the body. Convenient for keeping on your desk!
Top to bottom: Lamy Safari, Pelikan Twist, Pelikan Souverän M800The section is interesting. It's slightly rubbery with an ergonomically shaped grip so you hold it properly. This is not my preferred grip style but the section itself is comfortable to the touch.
PROS & CONS
There is not a whole lot to say about this pen, but there's not much to object to either. I love the Lamy Safari as a beginner (and regular use) pen, but the Twist is cute, colorful, bright, cheery, comfortable, inexpensive, and writes well. I also like that it doesn't have an overwhelming amount of color or nib options, which can sometimes be intimidating for a new user looking to buy a fountain pen. It is an inexpensive plastic pen and it may not look very expensive, but it's cute. Great gift, great for kids, adults, and for getting people hooked on pens!
I received this item/these items 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.