Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue Special Edition, M805 18K Medium, inked with Diamine Chopin

The M805 Vibrant Blue is still one of my favourite pens. The blue colour is just so vibrant. 😀 


This full rhodium trim medium nib arrived in my collection with the M805 Royal Platinum Raden. It is an ok nib but really lacks personality.  


Speaking of lacking personality, Diamine Chopin is probably the most boring of the Music Series inks. Yeah it’s not doing it for me...


Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue Special Edition, M805 18K Broad, inked with Robert Oster Signature Royal Red

The M805 Vibrant Blue is still one of prettiest Pelikans that I own. The newer Ocean Swirl may have knocked it off as favourite if I am in more of a dark mood. Nah I still love this pen.


This nib is weirdly ground. It is a factory grind nib but has a very flat top edge and doesn’t have the large round of tipping like most modern Pelikan nibs. It is almost stubby but rather dry.


Royal Red makes its return to use after only 15 months as I have reset the usage counts for all inks that were not used in a Pelikan previously. This red is very orangey to my eye and is not all that exciting a red ink.


Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue Special Edition, M800 18K 0.7mm CI, inked with Diamine 150 Years Lilac Night

Only ten days to go now till the Pelikan Hubs. The second pen that will be with me for the event is probably the most stunning pen I have in my collection. With mid-blue cracked ice material and rhodium trim I have previously described the M805 Vibrant Blue Special Edition as a wow pen. 


This nib left the Pelikan factory as a medium but was ground into its present state as a 0.7mm cursive italic by the nibmiester Richard Binder. It is simply a glorious nib.


The second of the recently purchased Diamine 150 Years inks to enter rotation is Lilac Night. 


It looks bluer in the ink swab than the bottle label - this may be a quirk of my scanner.


This is more mauve in real life than what appears in this sample. An OK ink that would shade better in a broader nib. I love the line variation that you get from a cursive italic.

Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue Special Edition, M805 18K Fine, inked with Diamine Royal Blue

I own some very pretty Pelikans but the adding of the M805 Vibrant Blue takes the bar to new high. This is one Wow pen. 

This rhodium plated 18K Fine nib is OK, not great, just OK. It has no obvious flaws but I find it uninspiring. I have made a note to reflect on it more when it is next in use in 9 months time.

The standard Diamine bottle - moving right along.

It has been two years since I have used this ink. (Such are the negatives of owning over 300 inks). It was a great colour match to the pen colour being a nice mid-blue, a good journeyman colour without being special.