I simply just couldn’t help myself. Who could resist? Just look at it! I don’t think there has ever been a more beautiful Pelikan M80x. You really need to see it in person to fully appreciate it but video is pretty convincing too.
So it goes without saying that all the nice things I have said about the M805 Stresemann hold true as well as good things about the M800 Burnt Orange. There was a time when I didn’t think I’d own a new Pelikan M80x and now I have three! If Pelikan doesn’t stop making gorgeous pens I fear for my wallet. This one will be hard to top though. It’s the material. It’s drop dead gorgeous and super rich and translucent. The blue pops and there’s so much hypnotizing depth in the material. It’s really perfect. Pelikan nailed it. I’m also super ecstatic that they didn’t go with a black cap. The more the merrier with this acrylic.
Not only is the translucence beautiful it’s highly functional. Like many I was slightly grumbly with the lack of ink window on the Burnt Orange –not too much because I’ve always got several pens inked. Anyway the vibrant blue acrylic lets you easily see how much ink you have without being a true demonstrator or actually having an ink window. It’s perfect for me because I find demonstrators irritating to keep clean.
And the insides of this pen can easily be scrubbed by removing the piston with a TWSBI wrench or by unscrewing the lovely nib and going in the front end with a cotton swab. And the nib is a thing of beauty too. Monochrome rhodium plated 18k gold with a really lovely feel and a bit of bounce. Not as fleecy as the M1000 but that suits me. I went with broad of course.
I love love love this pen and can’t imagine ever wanting to part with it. Cheers to the guys in the Fountain Pen Group Buying (FPGB) group on Facebook for getting us such an amazing price. Don’t miss this pen folks. It’ll be gone soon.
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