Pelikan M101N Lizard Special Edition, M101N 14K Rhodium Fine, inked with Rohrer & Klingner Helianthus

My only rhodium trimmed M101N makes a return to the rotation after an absence of almost five months. I have heard rumour that the 2019 M101N will have rhodium trim.


Like the M101N Lizard this is my only rhodium trimmed M101N nib. I have thought about buying a spare just to get some variety, but have not because I had assumed that sooner or later Pelikan would release another pen using the rhodium M101N nib.


Helianthus is the scientific name for Sunflower, and this ink does well to capture the colour (my scanner tends to produce darker than real life yellow tones). I do not have many yellow inks as it is not the most user friendly colour. Luckily I can use it at the office as I rarely need to photocopy any of my papers of notes.


Pelikan M300 Black/Green Striated, M300 14K Fine, inked with Rohrer & Klingner Helianthus

Another one of my cute little M300 series Pelikans returns to rotation, on this occasion it is the Black/Green Striated version. These pens are quite tiny and are perfect for Midori Traveller journal use.

The gold on this Fine nib is slightly discoloured, it has alway been this way since I bought it second hand. I have thought about trying to polish it up but haven't done anything about it as yet. The nib writes perfectly well so its a case of not trying to fix something that is not broken.

Yes still working my way through the eleven Rohrer and Klingner inks. Same cute little round bottle with the label bearing the colour of the ink.

I will say that this ink scans darker than it is. I had several attempts to produce a realistic colour and the sample below is the best I could do. The inks name Helianthus is the genus name and latin for Sunflower and this ink produces a good sunflower yellow coloured line. Am not certain what I will use it for, maybe journalling, as you can't help but write happy thoughts with this sunny ink.