Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown Special Edition, M800 18K Medium, inked with Kyo No Oto No.05 Aonibi

This pen has grown on me over the 15 months I have had it - I now really like the whisky brown cracked ice pattern.

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This nib arrived in my collection in M800 Royal Gold Raden - it is a slightly uninspiring medium that I feel writes a bit drier than some of my other nibs. I should get it adjusted at some stage.

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The second of Kyo No Oto inks the enter rotation. I will probably get the other five colours available at some stage soon.

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I don't know if it is the nib or the ink or both but I am underwhelmed by this ink's colour. It is a pretty standard blue-black. These inks are supposed to made with traditional dyes so I am possibly wanting more than a nice watercolour look.

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Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown Special Edition, M800 18K BB, inked with Robert Oster Signature Chocolate

We are just eleven days out from the 2017 Pelikan Hubs. This year I will be attending the gathering in Sydney rather than the one in my hometown of Brisbane. Unfortunately I will be travelling through multiple cities before and after the night of the 22nd so I will only have my inked up pens with me.  The first pen I will have with me on the night is this one - this year's Special Edition, the M800 Renaissance Brown. I have previously described this pen's material as a translucent scotch whisky brown in a 'cracked ice' style. It is certainly more restrained that most of my other M800 Special Editions but I like it.

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This pen was purchased with an Italic Broad stub but for this time in use I swapped it out and replaced it with the double broad from my M800 Burnt Orange. This is not the most exciting nib - it is not a stubby BB but has a big round tip. On the plus side it is smooth and lays down a wet line.

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I am almost getting to the end of the "yet to be used" Robert Oster inks in my collection. I have 30 of his inks - I think he has over 70 shades available now. He releases new shades quicker than I can buy them.

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A very chocolate brown - makes me hungry.

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This ink is very chocolate brown, shades OK from this BB but probably would be better from an italic nib. I did attempt to match pen colour and ink colour. I didn't really succeed but they don't totally clash either.

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