Pelikan M101N Lizard Special Edition, M405 14K Broad, inked with Pilot iroshizuku tsuki-yo

The Lizard is an interesting little pen that is aways welcome back in rotation. It is the only one of my four M101N that features silver rather than gold trim. 


Just like silver trimmed pens I do like an all silver coloured nib, the silver colour is actually rhodium plating. I bought this nib as a replacement for the steel nib I got with the M205 Toledo Red late last year. I love a broad nib because it allows an ink to show off its best. 


tsuki-yo is Japanese for moon light which makes me think midnight blue but this ink colour is classified as a blue-black in my database. This is a good shading ink that sheens slightly. This is one of my favourite blue-black inks.


Pilot Custom 742 Black/Gold, Custom 742 14K Broad, inked with Pilot iroshizuku tsuki-yo

Yet another of my many Pilot Custom 742 Black/Gold fountain pens comes into rotation. Black resin with gold trim, Pelikan M800 sized and featuring the large capacity CON70 convertor. Nothing too exciting about it - just a good user pen.

A single toned 14K gold Broad nib - Japanese broad which is comparable in line width to the majority of my European mediums.

Pilot iroshizuku tsuki-yo (moonlight) is a blue-black shade in the tradition of my benchmark blue-black, the Waterman version. It is a well behaved ink that shades pretty well from this nib and would rank up there in my list of favourite blue-blacks.