Pelikan Porn

The Pelikan M200 is considered the REFERENCE fountain pen in the sub-100$-class.

If you ask yourself what you need a fountain pen for, then please don´t read any further

…. you seem to have no sense of “good style”, then. A ballpoint pen is always good to have for quick notes, but nothing beats a handwritten note or letter, written on some good paper with the flexible nib of a good fountain pen. Good friends deserve it.

The M200 is a steel-nibbed screw-cap art-deco-style fountain pen that is usually sold in shops with a MEDIUM nib, catering to most handwriting styles. It is a lightweight pen in a good size for men and women. It retails for some serious money (“street prices” in Germany are around 60 Euros these days), but it is not really expensive either. You get a fountain pen that will give you good and consistent service for many years. Take some care for it, clean it regularly (just with lukewarm water every month or so) and use only good ink, not the EL CHEAPO brand that clogs your pen. The M200 does not use cartridges, you will need to fill it from an ink bottle. Empty the pen before you enter a plane…

Enclosed you will see some dated pictures of my small collection. The rounded cap model has been made only up until the late 90s, so these are collector´s items. The dark green model is also no longer produced. The latest M200 generation has a ribbed cap to make it resemble the more expensive “Souverän” Pelikans. These have all gold nibs, but i don´t need that material in a fountain pen for everyday writing chores. The M200 features a very flexible steel nib, good enough for me.

I never had an M200 that gave me bad service. If yours is flawed, contact Pelikan in Hannover / Germany. Their service is first class and they will replace your nib for free (within a certain time frame) if you chose one that does not fit you.

Watch out for special editions of the M200 in limited runs of barrel colors etc.

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