Stockholm, Sweden, April 2017

You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Matthew 7:16-20 NKJV

In my Shirtpocket, March 2017: Pelikan M120N (2016) and Pelikan 120 Merz & Krell (1973-1977)

 

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Can you find the differences?

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The cap-rings are different.

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The piston-knob is longer on the Merz & Krell.

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Love this engraving!

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Thinner metal in the clip.

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The nib is surprisingly a true EF, with a bit of flex, which gives swelling arches…

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 See you all in April… 

Review: M120N Green/Black (2016)

A very good review by one of the most productive Pelikan fans on this planet!

The Pelikan's Perch

Pelikan M120N Fountain PenPelikan’s announcement of the M120N in January came as somewhat of a surprise.  The retro release marked the revival of a popular 1950’s school pen, the predecessor of the Pelikano.  Like the original that debuted in 1955, this version keeps the same green-black color scheme and gold-plated stainless steel nib but comes in a larger size and with the added flourish of a unique nib engraving.  What was even more surprising than the pen itself was the price tag attached to it.  Still, these seem to have found their target audience and I have heard anecdotes that sales have been good.  Pelikan expected to very quickly sell out of this special edition release.  I couldn’t resist picking one of these up and after thoroughly putting the pen through its paces, I felt that a review was in order.  Read on to see how this model stacks up to the original 120…

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