My new Pelikan pen arrived today. In fact, two Pelikans landed. The more ‘high-end’ one wasn’t expected until the 22nd of September, from Germany. The cheap, plastic one, from New Jersey, I bought to tide me over until the other one arrived. Well … both arrived on the same day.
I was perfectly happy with the Lamy pen, I’ve written about before, but still wanted one, a little more exclusive, and not so plastic — a “pen for life”. Now I have that.
Before it was delivered, I kept reading articles about Pelikan and their nibs. That had me a little worried it would be too “wet” (meaning, it lets out a lot of ink), as they say. That’s an important issue to me, being a southpaw. There’s also the difference in width between European and American nibs. We don’t have any stationery-/pen store nearby, where I could try one out, so I really took my chances.
I couldn’t claw the parcel open quickly enough and try it. Filled it up with my blue Cross ink, and went at it in a Clairefontaine notebook. It wrote beautifully from the very first stroke. No worries there. I’m in love 💗
Just noticed that this week’s photo challenge from WordPress is “mirror”. As I was taking pictures of my new, Pelikan friend here, a few reflections presented themselves so this post is both about the pen and the photo challenge. A 2in1-post … very good.