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hmmm not sure why the pen sold separately comes with a leather pouch, but buy the bundle and the pouch is dropped whilst the ink is added.
This is a great pen for the price and the ink is fantastic. It shades very nicely!

For those poo-poo'ing the 200 series, they really are nice pens. The quality is good, and the nibs are usually pretty fantastic. I've had far fewer nib issues with my 200s than with my more expensive Pelikans. (Disclaimer: my M805s and M605s are regulars in my EDC rotation.) That being said, with average-sized hands like mine, the 200/400 series are fantastic for long writing sessions.
200s aren’t too exciting, best to save up for an 800.
Can you add a picture of what the ink looks like on paper? You usually have it for these ink drops.
cathyc7
see: https://www.gouletpens.com/pelikan-edelstein-smoky-quartz-ink-bottle/p/P300247
Hmm, very nice pen - though as a European, I have to pass. The price is more expansive than the Amazon offering, and that is before tax, import and shipping... :( Too bad.
I had this in my cart last night, but forgot to checkout. Now I come back and it's gone. I don't remember the price, but the lowest was unlocked, maybe $140$ or so?
Bought during the last drop, and love it. Smaller pen, with a very qualit , somewhat small steel nib. The barely transparent brown section is the perfect look for someone who likes the idea of a demonstrator but doesnt like the look- can just see the ink if you look hard. Like all Pelikans the nib unscrews from section so can be swapped out and easily cleaned. The ink is great too and a perfect match. Only caution is be careful because Pelikan's have a way of multiplying. Got this and next thing I knew all the sudden I had a blue stripe M805 Souveran... No idea how that happened!
Got this yesterday, and I love everything about it. This is my first Pelikan, and the nib is smooth as butter. Great deal for a great pen!

iostream72
Mine too!
I got into this drop last time around and I must say, the pen and the ink are amazing. I LOVE the smoky brown ink. Looks fantastic when writing in my journal, white/yellow notebook paper when I'm at work. The pen is of a quality resin and is fairly light. The nib is of good quality as well. To all the people getting in on the deal this time around you will love this setup.
How can I go about buying the matching ball point separately? Thanks
Chipp1
You'll have to Google around for a Pelikan K200 Smoky Quartz, you should find several online retailers who have it in stock.
pedantic
Thanks for the reply, I found it, but man it's expensive!
Now I only have to hope it ships in time for the Holidays...
These is my new favorite pen!
Purchased during last drop even if:
- I don't like demonstrator pens;
- I don't like very light pens;
- I don't like brown;
Nevertheless I was willing to experience a Pelikan pen and since this was not clear transparent and was reasonably priced I've joined the drop for EF nib.
After receiving impressions:
- write smooth and nice. Best pen I have! Not that I have an impressive collection but to be better then this other pen just need to write alone :).
- Nice balanced pen even if I would prefer slightly more weight;
- The ink is really really nice (remember that I do not like brown color in general). Even with the EF nib it gives a nice color and shading .
After a while I realize that I do wish to use it daily (even when I have nothing to write :) ).
Highly recommended.
Looking forward for the M205 Aquamarine model.
lucser
looking forward for the Aquamarine as well...
lucser
Not cheep, but you see, these pens are some of the best made. Period.
This is a great buy! You will have to work hard to find the Fountain Pen alone for this price. The ink itself goes for $28-$30.
I bought this set last time around and i love it. Not really my color ink, but the combo is a great deal. I use the pen every day along with a 1947 Parker 51.
Ballpoints are out there. I expect they will be available for a while beyond when the FP sells out.
Is it possible to buy this foutain Pen separately, and then buy the matching ball point at a later date due to limited funding?

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