Pelikan M620 Place de la Concorde, M620 18K Medium, inked with Diamine Cult Pens Iridescink Maureen

The M620 Place de la Concorde has some of the most subtle colourings of any of my Pelikan pens. It is also the only pen in my collection that features bands of colour around the barrel.


One of my many M620 18K medium nibs - I have five. They all write very well, but a medium nib is not the most exciting.


Well, it has taken 37 days but the second of Cult Pens Iridescinks - the Maureen has made into the rotation. Maureen is a dark blue ink that sheens red like crazy. My writing samples can’t do it justice. On 52gsm Tomoe River paper lettering with this ink tilted 45 degrees sheens total red.


Pelikan M620 Place de la Concorde, M600 14K Fine, inked with Diamine Asa Blue

It seems quite appropriate that a pen that represents a square in Paris comes back into use on Bastille Day. The M620 Place de la Concorde has quite subtle banding of light blue, grey and off-white with rhodium trim.


One of my newer M600 14K nibs that is a good writer but is not as fine as some of my older fine nibs.


Diamine Asa Blue is a favourite of mine. It shades delightfully and sheens red on Tomoe River paper. It has been in my collection a longtime and it is sad that I only see it every two and half years these days.


Seven in the Hand

Seven Pelikan pens inked up to start my working week.

Left to Right: M800 Black, M800 Grand Place SE, M600 Green o' Green SE, M620 Chicago, M620 Place de la Concorde, M415 Tortoiseshell Brown, M205 Yellow Demonstrator.


Pelikan M620 Place de la Concorde, M620 18K Fine, inked with Noodler's Bernanke Black

Another one of my many M620 City series pens comes into use. This is one of the later Places pens representing the Paris square Place de la Concorde. It features quite subtle banding of off-white, pale blue and grey, trim is silver rather than gold.

A nice wet 18K fine nib that writes very well. The gold colour in these older two tone nibs seems more golden than my newer Pelikan nibs.

Noodler's Bernanke Black, named after the now former head of the Federal Reserve. This ink has the special property of being quick to dry. This is jokingly referenced on the label as a help to print more banknotes quicker for quantitative easing.

A nice straightforward black ink that dries quicker than the Noodler's Standard Black. This is suited to left-hander writers who can suffer from smudging of their writing.