Pelikan M320 Ruby Red, M300 14K Broad, inked with Bookbinders Snake Ink Ground Rattler

The cuteness continues with my Ruby Red M320 making its sixteenth appearance in my rotation. Like its M600 big brother, this pen has a lovely ruby red marbled pattern in the material, some people dislike the black blind cap and grip, but I like the contrast.


I have been collecting spare M300 nibs of late. This broad came from Cult Pens in the UK who have a few M300 nibs still in stock. It feels a bit weird to have such a wide nib on a tiny pen, but you soon forget about it once you write a few words and marvel at the smoothness.


I don’t remember this ink being so pale, in my notes from its last use I did note that it was a similar shade to iroshizuku kiri-same. It shades well, but all grey inks shade. I hope it is legible on the Clairefontaine paper stock I use at the office.


Pelikan M320 Ruby Red, M300 14K Fine, inked with Noodler's Brexit Royal Blue/Purple

The M320 Ruby Red is such a cute little pen. I have to use this size posted but otherwise it is a comfortable pocket pen.


The M300 nibs might be small but they still are high quality. This fine is one of the sweetest writers I own.


Supposedly this ink is to represent the UK breaking away from the EU much in the way the US broke away from the UK back in the day. I must admit this ink is not one of my favourites. I find it a pretty uninspiring shade of ink.


Pelikan M320 Ruby Red, M300 14K Medium, inked with J.Herbin 1670 Edition Anniversaire Rouge Hematite

The baby of the Souverän the M300 is a great little pocket pen. This model the M320 Ruby Red has such a pretty pattern.


A nice wet medium nib - not much more to say.


The Rouge Hematite was the first release of the J.Herbin 1670 Edition inks and this particular one is an early version made before they started to add gold dust. This ink scanned quite orange because the whole ink sample sheens gold on 52gsm Tomoe River paper. This is such a great ink and makes me wish all the 1670 Editions had a version without the gold dust.


Pelikan M320 Ruby Red, M300 14K Broad, inked with J.Herbin Bleu Myosotis

This little ruby red Pelikan is just the cutest, a scaled down version of the M600 series pen of same name.  I use this pen with my Passport-sized Midori Traveller as it is of a length that fits snuggly inside the notebook. Un-posted this pen is just usable in my hand, with posted cap they are a good length.

Tiny but not a toy. Pelikan M300 nibs are high quality and this broad is no exception. 

Yes, I seem to be in the middle of a J.Herbin phase at the moment. Another of their standard range inks comes into use. Bleu Myosotis (Forget-Me-Not) flower is a good shade. It looks pretty good from the broad nib of the Pelikan.