Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 110

A couple of weeks ago, we featured a vintage Pelikan fountain pen (a very nice 70-year old Pelikan '400' model) owned by honourary VPC member Glenn in Australia. Today, we're shining a spotlight on a brand-new Pelikan he just got a few hours ago!

 (all photos courtesy of Glenn ~ please click on images to enlarge)

(the excitement builds...)


                                                              (nice packaging!) 


 And here it is!

  Glenn: "The first new M400/405 since the Stresemann in 2016, the gently refined colour scheme of the Pelikan M405 Silver-White is somehow slightly more understated than that of the M605 White Transparent; that’s not a complaint, merely an observation. I can imagine it appealing to Elsa in 'Frozen'


 "Despite pre-release concerns that it does not have an ink window and that it looked more opaque than its larger cousin, the clear bands between the silver stripes are just that, clear, and there will be no problem seeing the ink. I say ‘will be’ because it only came today and I’ve yet to fill it, but I did hold it up to the light (not a stain and shining bright… old UK Surf washing powder advert.) Which reminds me, I note that some Pelikan fans have expressed concerns that the white will indeed stain, but to date I’ve not had that problem with my others, and I don’t anticipate any problem now."  


  "The design recipe is classic M405… palladium trim in all the usual places and a rhodium plated, 14k gold nib. It isn’t everyone’s proverbial cup of tea, but I like it. I would have preferred a B nib, but it wasn’t offered by my local B&M store, which I wanted to support, and the price was right." 

 What a gorgeous fountain pen! Many thanks to Glenn for photographing his new Pelikan as soon as it arrived (just in time for today's "show & tell) and for sharing his thoughts on it!

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