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Actually I've bought it "used" for $110 tongue.gif
It would have been a bit too expensive for me brand new

 

 

Do you buy them online? I would like to get a Pelikan, but new ones are too expensive.

post #1892 of 2468
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Do you buy them online? I would like to get a Pelikan, but new ones are too expensive.

Yes I do. There is an ebay-like site here where I can find some good deals every now and then. The 'good' thing is that most of the time the seller is not really into fountain pens, so they dont always know what do they put up for sale. This is the downside of it too though. They leave the ink in them what dries up for example...
I'm yet to find a shop where I could get used or vintage pens. I know a few what sells nice new pens and inks though.

post #1893 of 2468
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Do you buy them online? I would like to get a Pelikan, but new ones are too expensive.


If you're in the US, you might want to check and see if you can find a local fountain pen convention. You can usually find some good deals there, and the sellers tend to be knowledgeable. Pelikan's a very modern pen company, relatively speaking, so they won't have as many of those. But you will find a lot of high quality pens with gold nibs from companies that are no longer around, and pens that feature filling mechanisms that are unusual to find today.

post #1894 of 2468
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If you're in the US, you might want to check and see if you can find a local fountain pen convention. You can usually find some good deals there, and the sellers tend to be knowledgeable. Pelikan's a very modern pen company, relatively speaking, so they won't have as many of those. But you will find a lot of high quality pens with gold nibs from companies that are no longer around, and pens that feature filling mechanisms that are unusual to find today.

 

Great idea, I'll check out if there's any convention held here.

post #1895 of 2468

Anyone here using a Pelikan Souveran M400?

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I've got one but I don't use it very often.  Kinda just sits in the pen case.  No fault of the pen, though.

post #1897 of 2468
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I've got one but I don't use it very often.  Kinda just sits in the pen case.  No fault of the pen, though.

 

I wanted to ask about the fine nib, I'm deciding between the fine and the extra fine.

 

And I can see why it wouldn't get out much. Its pretty expensive and not worth daily wear/tear. But it is one heck of a pen.


Edited by proton007 - 5/23/13 at 7:34am
post #1898 of 2468

Sorry, can't help on that one.  Mine's a medium.  I probably should have ordered a F as that better suits my handwriting.  I'm not a big fan of XF in general, though.  Pelican nibs run pretty wide and wet, though.  So a XF may be better suited for you if you normally use a F.

 

My daily/out of the house use pen is a F Lamy 2000.  I just like the understated appearance of it.  


Edited by leftnose - 5/23/13 at 8:19am
post #1899 of 2468
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Sorry, can't help on that one.  Mine's a medium.  I probably should have ordered a F as that better suits my handwriting.  I'm not a big fan of XF in general, though.  Pelican nibs run pretty wide and wet, though.  So a XF may be better suited for you if you normally use a F.

 

My daily/out of the house use pen is a F Lamy 2000.  I just like the understated appearance of it.  

 

I have the EF 2K, and like you, I'm a big fan of its design.

 

I've heard that the pelikan EF isn't smooth, its rather scratchy out of the box. I'll check if I can get an EF.

post #1900 of 2468

Life is too short, too sweet, for one not to use their finest. Our tomorrows are simply not guaranteed. I use my twin Pilot Metal Falcons all day, everyday (one is filled with Purple ink, the other with Blue ink) with great delight. 

post #1901 of 2468
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Life is too short, too sweet, for one not to use their finest. Our tomorrows are simply not guaranteed. I use my twin Pilot Metal Falcons all day, everyday (Purple ink; Blue ink) with delight. 

 

Wow, I'm on a lucky run today. I've been looking to get the Metal Falcons, do you know any place I can get them? They're pretty expensive new, so I'm also considering used.

post #1902 of 2468
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Wow, I'm on a lucky run today. I've been looking to get the Metal Falcons, do you know any place I can get them? They're pretty expensive new, so I'm also considering used.

 

Used Pre-Owned try "The Fountain Pen Network." May find other pens whispering your name there as well. Amazon new or used as well. I find the nib, body, weight and feel of these pens to be so right for my writing style. And their value is merely icing on the cake.

 

May buy two more in September. Now have one Black, one Sapphire... gorgeous!


Edited by Silent One - 5/23/13 at 10:11am
post #1903 of 2468
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Used Pre-Owned try "The Fountain Pen Network." May find other pens whispering your name there as well. Amazon new or used as well. I find the nib, body, weight and feel of these pens to be so right for my writing style. And their value is merely icing on the cake.

Haha... thats where I'm coming from just now. No falcons on sale as of now. But I'll keep an eye out.

post #1904 of 2468
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Haha... thats where I'm coming from just now. No falcons on sale as of now. But I'll keep an eye out.

 

New, what colour body would you choose and nib? I'm currently using Fine - The Japanese makers tend to go on the narrower side of definition, at least Pilot does. It will be fun choosing two additional colours to have in the next pair.

 

My only concern is if they get lost or stolen. I'm cafe side a lot, very mobile in general and there are a lot of shifty eyesph34r.gif biggrin.gif on my prize in public. 

post #1905 of 2468
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New, what colour body would you choose and nib? I'm currently using Fine - The Japanese makers tend to go on the narrower side of definition, at least Pilot does. It will be fun choosing two additional colours to have in the next pair.

 

My only concern is if they get lost or stolen. I'm cafe side a lot, very mobile in general and there are a lot of shifty eyesph34r.gif biggrin.gif on my prize in public. 

 

Nib would be fine. Color black. There's only four colors I think.

All japanese nibs are finer than the western nibs. Their F is like an EF.

 

Yeah, there's always a risk it might get stolen, especially the good looking ones or brighter colors...be careful.

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