Pelikan M800 Tortoiseshell Brown Special Edition, M800 18K 0.7mm CI, inked with Kyo No Oto No.08 urahairo

You would think that a brown stripe pattern would be boring, but no I find the brown tortoiseshell pattern to be brilliant. The M800 version coming into rotation today has more dark lines than some of my M400 versions - just a great looking pen.


This nib is the other John Mottishaw grind I received with the purchase of the M805 Dark Blue. It is pretty crisp and makes a vertical line around 0.7mm, and horizontal lines are hair width. The tines of this nib were slightly misaligned on arrival, but a bit of fingernail action soon fixed that. I love a crisp cursive italic, and this example is bound to be a favourite.


Yes, I am back on the Kyo No Oto inks, trust me I only have one left to come into the rotation then you will not see them here for years. This lovely shading light green ink is called urahairo which means “under the leaf”.