This M600 is the third black with gold trim Pelikan to enter my current rotation joining my M800 and M300 version. This size is my favourite as it is big enough to feel like you are not using a pocket pen but small enough to still fit in the average business shirt pocket.
I have two Richard Binder ground Extra Fine flexible nibs, one I bought new, a single tone gold M250 version, and this one that I bought on eBay which is a two-toned M600 version. This nib needed quite a lot of manipulation to get it to a stage where I was happy with its performance. I treat it like a soft nib, not a super flex nib.
North American Violet is one Noodler’s V-Mail series of ink that are supposed to be reproductions of World War II inks. Sounds like a good story. This is a lovely performing ink, shading well from the fine nib.