Pelikan M625 Red, M605 14K Extra Fine, inked with Diamine Strauss

My only sterling silver pen returns to the rotation. The M625 Red is a weighty pen with solid metal grip and blind cap.

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I do like a fully rhodium plated nib. The silver look is more to my taste than the two-tone nib especial when the pen has silver furniture.

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There is a fine line between the colour burgundy and the colour red-brown. I had though Diamine Strauss to be a burgundy colour, though on this occasion the writing sample leans browner. This ink exhibits some shading, but no sheen is evident in the writing sample.

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Pelikan M625 Red, M620 18K Extra Fine, inked with J.Herbin Vert Empire

With a sterling silver grip section and blind cap the M625 Red is a different beast to the rest of my M600 pens. When I first bought it it took me a while to get used to its added weight and metal section. The red body is too dark in my opinion - I have to hold it in front of a bright light to see the colour.

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Another old M600 extra fine nib, this time a 18K version from the M620 series of pens - Its not quite as problematic as the previous nib but it still produces a very fine line.

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Last time I had this ink in rotation it was in a Sailor 1911 Medium with a H-F nib that writes with a hair width line. This time it is not much better to show off the properties of this ink. Maybe in 2½ years it will get used in a broad nib. An interesting olive green tone but no hint of shading or sheen from this nib.

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