Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue Special Edition, M800 18K 0.7mm CI, inked with Diamine 150 Years Lilac Night

Only ten days to go now till the Pelikan Hubs. The second pen that will be with me for the event is probably the most stunning pen I have in my collection. With mid-blue cracked ice material and rhodium trim I have previously described the M805 Vibrant Blue Special Edition as a wow pen. 


This nib left the Pelikan factory as a medium but was ground into its present state as a 0.7mm cursive italic by the nibmiester Richard Binder. It is simply a glorious nib.


The second of the recently purchased Diamine 150 Years inks to enter rotation is Lilac Night. 


It looks bluer in the ink swab than the bottle label - this may be a quirk of my scanner.


This is more mauve in real life than what appears in this sample. An OK ink that would shade better in a broader nib. I love the line variation that you get from a cursive italic.