Pelikan M205 Yellow Demonstrator, M405 14K Broad, inked with Kyo No Oto No.03 kokeiro

Being one of only two pens I have that has a rating of five it is strange to see this pen in use without it being inked it up with a devil’s concoction from Noodler’s, or some sparkly ink from J.Herbin. I have been lucky that none the weird inks have stained it to any real extent.


This lovely little broad nib has been in my collection for a year and day. I bought this nib as a spare with the view to using it in my M205 Toledo Red. It is not the most exciting nib, but it does start every time and produces a nice wet line.


I am going to see a lot of these lovely little 40ml Kyo No Oto bottles over the next few weeks because I recently completed the current set of these inks by buying the last eight bottles.


Kokeiro means moss colour in Japanese, moss where I live is greener than this, but it certainly is a lovely shade. It reminds me of Diamine Wagner and Robert Oster Signature Gold Antiqua; both I think are more golden and less green. This ink shades up a storm from this broad nib, but fails to show any sheen.


Pelikan M101N Lizard Special Edition, M405 14K Broad, inked with Pilot iroshizuku tsuki-yo

The Lizard is an interesting little pen that is aways welcome back in rotation. It is the only one of my four M101N that features silver rather than gold trim. 


Just like silver trimmed pens I do like an all silver coloured nib, the silver colour is actually rhodium plating. I bought this nib as a replacement for the steel nib I got with the M205 Toledo Red late last year. I love a broad nib because it allows an ink to show off its best. 


tsuki-yo is Japanese for moon light which makes me think midnight blue but this ink colour is classified as a blue-black in my database. This is a good shading ink that sheens slightly. This is one of my favourite blue-black inks.