Pelikan M400 Black/Green Striated, M400 14K Broad, inked with Noodler's Saguaro Wine

Whilst the M600 size is my favourite, not far behind is the M400. I like the smaller size as it sits way better in the top pocket of my shirt (I am a long sleeved, collared, button up shirt guy at the office). The black/green striated colouring is to my mind the definitive pattern that screams Pelikan to me.


This nib is too wet. It came from the factory that way and while so far the inks I have used with it have been dry enough to not gust one day I will not be so lucky. It is far easier to widen the tines than to compress them so I may need to get this nib some professional help.

The standard bottle with the glorious label art that makes Noodler's so compelling to collect. Every ink is a history lesson, no less so this one which gave me an insight into cactuses, fake western movie scenery and wine from fruit.

This ink is so vibrant on the Tomoe River paper, helped no doubt by this very wet broad nib. This ink exhibits some slight shading but no sheen. This ink for me will be just used to doodle, the nib is just too broad for Bullet Journalling in my Travellers notebook.