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Pelikan M200 Smoky Quartz Special-Edition Set

Pelikan M200 Smoky Quartz Special-Edition Set

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The extrafine version is sold out. Any chance that would change?
This is a good price for this paring. I got mine somewhere else before this drop was published at a comparable, but somewhat higher, price. The nib is actually nice. I did need to polish mine by using some micro-mesh pads. I did run a 0.01" brass shim between the tines to make the nib run a touch wetter. I also got a M600 gold nib in "F" for this pen. This nib screws right in to the pen and works well. With the cap, it does fit, just barely. There are times when I prefer the steel nib. Pelikan inks tend to run on the drier side, but with running the brass shim between the tines, the nib flows really well, not too wet and definitely not dry anymore. That's the nice thing about Pelikan fountain pens, it's easy to change nibs. I forget where I found it, but there are charts out there that show which nibs work with which pens. A lot of sites claim that a M600 nib won't work with this pen due to point hitting on the inside of the cap. That doesn't happen with my pen but might with yours. It's easy to tell since this pen is semi-translucent. I have large hands (XL glove size) and I can use this pen unposted but it does look and feel to be too small in my hand. A Pelikan M800 is on the small side for me, but I don't feel the need to post the M800. Sometimes I do prefer to post the cap on this pen, but I tend to use it unposted, as I do with my other fountain pens. But, the cap is very light and doesn't back-weight the pen and throw off the balance. The cap posts securely and the pen feels great in my hand posted. Overall, this is a well-made pen with a nice nib, beautiful color and a piston-filler mechanism. At $105 for the pen and ink, it's a good deal when you consider the ink alone sells anywhere from $20 to $30 depending on your source. If I didn't already own this pen, I would buy this one. It would also make a great gift. Seriously, a piston-filling Pelikan for $80???
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cornerstonetom
"I forget where I found it, but there are charts out there that show which nibs work with which pens" You must be thinking about this chart, courtesy of Richard Binder: http://www.richardspens.com/ref/nibs/pel_nibs.htm
vadman
Yep! Thanks!
Can I ask what was the price at the last drop?
Anyone received their M200 Smoky Quartz? My delivery date keeps being pushed out, was Aug 3, then Aug 4, now Aug 7. Should I be concerned? This is my first drop, a newbie.
AlexZonis
I got mine yesterday, 8/3. So nice and I am very happy with this purchase. My first Pelikan!
teyajax
Thank you! This makes me feel better. Fedex must be overloaded in my area.
This will be my first pelikan pen I am so pleased
In case anybody's interested, here's a potato-quality photo of the pen and ink in action.
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Xyverz
Nyeah, how does the carrot version look, Doc?
Looks great. I do hope that the price remains low the next time it comes around. Too broke to join this time.
I don't really see a lot of satisfactory results when I search for it, but how does the size of the Pelikan M200 compare to the Pelikan M100? I happen to own an M100 already and think it's a great pen. I initially thought it was a little on the small side, but I got used to it once I started to write with it more frequently, and I always see people complain about how the M200 is too small for their tastes.
Holy carp the price this time is amazing - $30 lower than closest stateside store! Sold American!
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.
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@halfmanhalfbearhalfpig – actually, this is part of a gift set that comes in a nifty looking gift box. It comes like this from Pelikan, IIRC. I ordered mine from La Couronne du Comte's webstore and am very happy with it, but this price beats what I paid by a whole lot. I'd say this is a good deal.
Xyverz
Right you are. This is a complete set. I was mostly referring to Pelikans in general since people seem confused why sometimes there's leather pouch, sometimes there's not.
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.
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.
F00lw0lf
In EU try Akkerman at www.vulpennen.nl I got mine there for 105€. I consider this drop a good deal but too bad shipping and customs tax etc will increase the price if you're in Europe :( Masdrop should start shipping from EU to EU customers.
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!
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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.
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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?
Does the pen come with the leather pouch, like when you buy it without the ink?
Having bought this set before the previous Massdrop had occurred, I just wanted to comment that I love my Pelikan M200. For a steel nib, it is very smooth. Buttery as they say. I have a Fine nib and it writes like a Western style Fine which is more like a Japanese Medium. I only have P E Smoky Quartz loaded in the pen, as well. Love the dark chocolatey brown. It is a darker brown. The combo is an excellent buy. You should be very happy with both the pen and the ink. My main ink (in my Lamy 2000) is Caroube de Chypre and this ink is a bit darker than that. I'd say the second picture below is a better representation of the ink. Enjoy!
Woah shipping already?
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interestedshopper
I'm happy about that!
Whelp, griped about this being a steel nib the last drop. Didn't purchase it. Saw it again, and caved. Here's to a gorgeous, limited run pen. Hope it writes well!
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Bloozyy
It's a huge error to lump all steel nibs together. Yes, many are junk...but a good steel nib is a good nib.
And at this price point? The only gold nibs out there at a similar price, are from Japan...some of the Pilot and Platinum models. Those are great buys, at least partially driven by exchange rates right now, I believe. Would I rather have a 14k modern Pelikan nib? For sure. An 18k? Maybe not; they're stiffer. And the price surcharge is getting to be substantial.
I don't need the pen (got an amber demonstrator) or the ink...got some nice browns, and overall far too many bottles. Otherwise, this'd be pretty high on my list.
Bloozyy
Ohh, it will, and you will be happy
Would be nice if we could see the ink color
halfbellstate
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The lower image seems to be more accurate by my experience.
Would love to jump on this but extra fine gone... :-(
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Not really I got a lamy fine in the last drop of the lx and it writes as fine as my extra fine pilot falcon
dieyen
Then you must have gotten one that breaks the standards. Look up nib size variations between regions. Anyone will tell you that japenese nibs are smaller than almost any other region.
I can't speak for the m200, but Smoky Quartz is a $23-30 ink that is absolutely outstanding color, lots of lovely shading on a dark brown that is very well behaved. A great ink for everyday use and great for art. Also moderate-good water resistance. I bought 3 bottles when I found them for $16/bottle
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Amazon.
Honeybadgers
Thanks
You folks have talked me into it. Thanks for the enabling!
Very much looking forward to my first Pelikan.
Jackyll
You welcome, won't be sorry