Pelikan M600 Blue Demonstrator, M600 14K Broad, inked with Diamine Violet

I am not certain which of my blue M600 demonstrators I like the best. Blue with gold trim or blue with silver trim. I think I like this one slightly more. 


This is my newest M600 nib, making its way into my collection with the Turquoise/White pen in April. It is a nice wet broad that writes without issue.


A broader nib brings out more shading in this violet ink that what it exhibited last time it was in use in early 2016. The swab of this ink does sheen golden where the ink was thick but there is no sign of sheen in my writing samples. 


Pelikan M600 Blue Demonstrator, M620 18K Medium, inked with Franklin-Christoph Noir et Bleu

This M600 Blue Demonstrator was once broken check this post for the full story. 


The nib says M for medium but this older style (early 2000s) 18K nib writes like a modern fine.


Franklin-Christoph is one of my favourite manufacturers. While I am unlikely ever to own any of their pens I do buy all the ink releases and many of their pen cases. Franklin-Christoph sell their ink in a sensibly tall, wide mouthed bottle.


Noir et Bleu is french for black and blue. This ink leans more black than blue being very dark. No shading or sheen to be seen but I do like this ink. It is a serious ink for the office.


Pelikan M600 Blue Demonstrator, M600 14K Medium, inked with De Atramentis Sea Breeze

One Pelikan out, another Pelikan in. This pen has several names, I formally call it the M600 Blue Demonstrator, it is also know in my collection as the pen that Supa-glue fixed. This pen is a bit of a mystery. Pelikan pen history sites reference this model, colour, and trim as being made for Sony (2500 made), though knowing manufacturers, they never just make the exact number for the order so this is more likely a leftover that was later sold to the US market. I bought it second hand and it arrived snapped in two. Luckily the break was clean so Supa-glue to the rescue and it is still going strong.

I have lots of M600 Medium nibs - medium is probably my least favourite size of nib as it so in-between. This particular nib performs without fault and you can't ask anything  more of it.

Yet another of my many De Atramentis scented inks, this is Sea Breeze, which smells like a 70s cologne or maybe a brand of suntan oil we used to have. It's quite a pleasant smell (better than most of my Noodler's inks).

The colour of this is Atlantik (Atlantic) Blue. I live on the Pacific and our ocean is a brighter blue that this. It has a bit of grey to the colour that may reflect the storm-tossed Atlantic. An OK colour I suppose, though with no shading it lacks interest.