Pelikan M800 Black/Green Striated, M800 18K 0.9mm Stub, inked with Pelikan Edelstein Ruby

I do enjoy the return to rotation of the classic green striated Pelikan pen. This pen, the M800 size, is as big as I enjoy for everyday use.


This 18K gold nib left the factory as an oblique broad (OB), but I could never get it to write well for me, so I got my local pen shop to grind it down to a stub. It produces a line width of 0.9mm, but doesn't have the extreme variation of some of the nibs I have from more notable nibmeisters.


Pelikan Edelstein bottles are really solid pieces of glass. They hold 50ml of ink and are shaped to allow easy filling of even the largest of nibs.


Edelstein Ruby shades pretty well, and has a very slight gold sheen on Tomoe River, but at the end of the day it is not the most exciting red that I own.