Pelikan M800 Tortoiseshell Brown Special Edition, M800 18K Fine, inked with Pelikan Edelstein Sapphire

One of my favourites the big brown Tortie makes its way into rotation for the 14th time in the 5⅓ years I have owned it.


A fairly recently acquired M800 18K fine that writes pretty close to its sizing - though this nib is a tad dry for my liking.


I was in a pen buying lull on the weekend with nothing on the horizon till at least September, so while at a local pen shop I decided to continue my quest to acquire all of the Pelikan Edelstein inks. I was able to add this ink - the Sapphire, plus two others to my collection. I can't say that the line and colour of the Sapphire Blue is really doing much for me from this fine nib. It is a decent mid-blue but I have lots of decent mid-blues in my collection.