Pelikan M605 Marine Blue Special Edition, M605 14K Fine, inked with J.Herbin Bleu Pervenche

My M605 Marine Blue demonstrator makes its tenth appearance in the pen rotation. I do like the combination of blue transparent with rhodium trim. Pelikan should make this design in other sizes.


If there is anything, I like more than a rhodium trim pen its a full rhodium plated nib. This fine nib entered my collection with the M605 White Transparent last November, and this is its fourth use. It is an OK modern fine nib - writing broader than my older ones.


Bleu Pervenche translates to English as Periwinkle Blue and is a lovely turquoise colour that shades very well. The colour turquoise has to be one of my favourites, it reminds me so much of the sea over pure white sand, and that image takes my mind to some happy places.


Pelikan M620 Athens, M605 14K Fine, inked with Bookbinders Snake Ink Red-Belly Black

The blue-green-yellow banding makes for a very good looking pen. Though I expect to spend half my time trying to get the cap and body bands to align. Darn OCD.


The silver trim of the Athens allows me to use the full rhodium plate fine nib that came with my M605 Transparent White pen late last year. This nib is a nice wet writer.


Black must be the most boring ink colour that I own. No shading, no sheen, just a consistent black line time after time.