Pelikan M600 Pink Special Edition, M620 18K Medium, inked with Noodler's Midnight Blue

I love this pink pen; I probably say that every time it comes into rotation. But I do. It is still the best of the M600 white trim pens. It is just a fun pen to use, and I always get comments about it in the office.

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This nib had a fault, its tines we slightly too far apart, which made for a hard starter and then a very wet broad line. Last night I decided to do something about it; I knew the technique to fix this, but I had never had the need actually to use it. It involves bending one tine down and the other up and then crossing them over one another to force the tines closer. It took a couple of attempts, but the tips of the tine were back to a gap that looked normal. All I had to do next was realign them vertically, and it should be good to go.

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The fix on the nib worked well as the problem I had with it were gone. Noodler’s Midnight Blue is one of my oldest inks being in my collection for almost eight years. It is a rich dark blue that I enjoy, it shades very slightly from this medium nib, but there is no sheen to be seen.

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Pelikan M600 Pink Special Edition, M620 18K Medium, inked with Rohrer & Klingner Sepia

This pen is my favourite of my four white capped M600s. I love the candy striped pattern of dark pink and clear.

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An old M620 18K medium that writes finer than medium - this is not a bad thing! 

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Rohrer & Klingner Sepia is a true to colour sepia that is otherwise not that exciting. A little shading and no sheen whatsoever. This shade will go well at the office as a different work safe ink.

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Pelikan M600 Pink Special Edition, M620 18K Medium, inked with Pilot iroshizuku kosumosu

With St Valentine day being this Sunday I thought it was a good excuse to bring my Pelikan M600 Pink back into use. My initial thoughts on this pen was covered back in October 2015.

A M620 18K medium that arrived with my M620 Stockholm fountain pen. It is quite an old nib that seems to write slightly finer than my newer medium nibs.  

The classic iroshizuku bottle, clear glass to show off the ink colour inside.

Pilot iroshizuku kosumosu is very pretty pink. It shades pretty well and makes the for a good match to the pen.

Pelikan M600 Pink Special Edition, M600 14K Fine, inked with Montblanc Pink Ink

One of my favourite movies of the '80s was the John Hughes classic Pretty in Pink (I had such a thing for Molly Ringwald).

The latest M600 Special Edition pen from Pelikan is the Pink and it is very, very pretty. This release is certainly aimed at the ladies with the colouring and particularly the corset-like inner packaging, none of this overt targeting phases me as a compulsive, completist collector of Pelikan Special Editions. :)

The Pink sports 24K gold plate trimming and white cap, nib section, and blind cap, it's closest relative in my collection is the M600 Tortoiseshell White Special Edition from a couple of years ago which features the same gold trim and white sections. One difference however is that while the Tortoiseshell barrel is transparent enough to see the ink level the Pink needs to be held to a strong light to see the ink inside. 

Another nice wet 14K two-toned Fine nib to add to my collection.

Interesting inner packaging.

Ignoring my Fountain Pen database's recommendations I identified three options for the ink to use first with this pen. They were Montblanc's Pink Ink, Pilot iroshizuku's kosumosu and Diamine's Flower Series Carnation. I didn't deliberate for very long and in the end it was all about pink so the winner was Pink Ink by Montblanc.