In my Shirtpocket, June 2017: Sailor Professional Gear Naginata togi, NMF

This time I share with you a pen with one of the now hard to get, Sailor specialty nibs, the Naginata togi. With this nib you can write thin or broad lines depending of the writing angle. Sorry for the pictures, I’m writing this on a train between Gothenburg and Stockholm. 

In my Shirtpocket, May 2017: Pelikan 140 (late production) 

For some reason I’m very fond of the torpedo-shaped Pelikans, and if it is a vintage pen, just better.

My 140 is of a late production with a narrow clip, engraving on the cap band and no Günther Wagner on the body.

For more information: (From Herrn DOMINIC ROTHEMEL’S excellent Pelikan site)

https://www.pelikan-collectibles.com/en/Pelikan/Models/Revised-Piston-Fillers/140-Basis/index.html

Spring is here!

PS: I love this Pelikan catalog from 1955!

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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, April 2017: Pelikan M120N and Reform 1745

My Pelikan 120 Merz & Krell has been on a diet! Sorry, just joking. It’s another excellent German piston-filler, a NOS school-pen. I use to buy them in a bunches of ten pens from seller adrika0202 on Ebay. They are cheap and reliable with springy F-nibs. I use them as give-away pens, and at work. But, as they are old, the pistons are often stiff and need lubrication with pure silicon grease. If you cannot do it yourself, ask the seller about it, or someone who can do it for you.

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… 

In my Shirtpocket, Feb 2017: Pelikan M120N and Parker “51” Vacumatic, 1946

The Pelikan is my universial pen for everyday use, but when I’m writing letters I need something special, and why not the classic black and gold Parker “51” Vacumatic from 1946. It’s a special feeling knowing that people before me have used this pen, and who knows what has been written with it…

In my shirtpocket, Jan 2017: Pelikan M120N and Pelikan 400 (1950-54)

Friends,

From a whim I have made this a New Year’s Resolution: To publish a monthly feature “In my shirtpocket” where one pen is going to be exchanged and a new one presented every month. If short of time perhaps only with pictures, another month perhaps with a presentation and perhaps even writing samples. Sometimes I’m willing to sell the presented pen, but definitely not today. (Even if I have a still sealed DHL package with another M120N with F nib, which I myself have never seen…)

Pelikan M120N and Pelikan 400. Copyright: Lennart Wennberg

The M120N is filled with Sailor Kiwa guro black and the 400 with J. Herbin “Terre de Feu”.

The Pelikan 400 needs no further presentation as it is one of most iconic pens in the history of writing instruments and you can find a lot of information elsewhere. Let me just show an old picture from Pelikan.com.

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