Pelikan M805 Stresemann Anthracite, M805 18K Fine, inked with Diamine Tulip

A statement of understatement. The big boy Stresemann has become to my mind the new classic Pelikan model. I think it is the silver coloured rather than gold trim that makes it so attractive. I have read comments on social media saying that Pelikan should make a version in the M1000 size, I agree it was be great and I would buy one even though I find that size too big for me.


A silver trimmed pen needs a single tone silver coloured nib.


Another of Diamine flower series inks. The squat bottle is deep enough to allow filling of this plunger filled pen.


The fine nib does nothing for this bright red ink. Living in a sub-tropical climate I have never seen a red tulip in real life but this ink colour seems true to the flowers on the label.