Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue Special Edition, M805 18K Broad, inked with Robert Oster Signature Royal Red

The M805 Vibrant Blue is still one of prettiest Pelikans that I own. The newer Ocean Swirl may have knocked it off as favourite if I am in more of a dark mood. Nah I still love this pen.


This nib is weirdly ground. It is a factory grind nib but has a very flat top edge and doesn’t have the large round of tipping like most modern Pelikan nibs. It is almost stubby but rather dry.


Royal Red makes its return to use after only 15 months as I have reset the usage counts for all inks that were not used in a Pelikan previously. This red is very orangey to my eye and is not all that exciting a red ink.