Pelikan M405 Stresemann Anthracite , M405 14K Extra Fine, inked with Akkerman China Town Red #21

The grey and black stripes of the M405 Streseman Anthracite has become such a classy, classic look in such a short time. I can't wait to get the big M1005 version later this year and surely a M605 will be produced in the near feature. I hope against hope that they will one day do a M300 sized one just so I can have all the sizes.


This nib is weird for a modern Pelikan nib as it is actually fine - bordering on Japanese fine. This nib was purchased with this pen and it is the first time in 14 months that they have been together.


China Town Red lives up to its name as it is VERY RED. No shading or sheen from this extra fine nib but I look forward to turning my work journal pages red with this ink.


Pelikan M405 Stresemann Anthracite , M400 14K Broad, inked with Noodler's Blue Upon the Plains of Abraham

If the pen in my previous post was the classic Pelikan this model the Stresemann Anthracite is fast becoming the new classic. So far released in M400 & M800 size (with a rumour of a M1000 version late in 2018), this grey and black with silver trim design is so unstated but classy. As I have previous mentioned the M400 model is the perfect size for a  shirt pocket pen.


This is one broad, wet M400 14K Broad nib. It lacks the stubbiness of some my older broads but is perfectly smooth.


It is the second time up for this Canadian themed model. This is a great shading blue-black that has a hint of red sheen in the wet areas. It is a Bulletproof ink so is resistant to water and certain chemicals. An interesting ink with a very detailed label.