Pelikan M101N Bright Red Special Edition, M101N 14K Extra Fine, inked with Kyo No Oto No.01 nurebairo

Making its seventh time into my rotation is the very pretty M101N Bright Red SE. This pen is the latest edition in the retro-looking M101N range. This range seems to be on a two-year release cycle so there should be a new due next year.


M101N nibs are so pure, retro, and of excellent quality. This extra fine was the nib that came with this pen, and unlike a lot of my newer Pelikan extra fine nib, it is true to size.


I am continuing my trek through the range Kyo No Oto inks with their No1 nurebairo making its way into use. I read on the 'net this ink described as a black ink for people who dislike black inks. It is not a true black but has a bluish undertone. This fine nib probably doesn’t show this ink at its best.