Pelikan M415 Tortoiseshell Brown, M250 14K Extra Fine Flexible, inked with Bookbinders Snake Ink Blue Racer

Pelikan M415 Tortoiseshell Brown, M250 14K Extra Fine Flexible, inked with Bookbinders Snake Ink Blue Racer

This Tortoiseshell Brown pen was one of the first Pelikan pens I added to my collection. It remains one of my favourites. It will be soon joined by another M400 Brown Tortie when the 2016 Special Edition version arrives next month.

One of my several M250 custom grinds by Richard Binder - this an extra fine made to be slightly flexible by removing some of the shoulder of the nib and thinning it on the underside. It is nowhere near old time 'wet noodle' but does give a nice variation to line width.

The last of the second release Bookbinders Snake Inks to come into rotation. I like this bottle design as it is compact and allows even the largest nib to be filled.

Blue Racer is to my mind a pretty standard dark blue - there is nothing wrong with it and the flex of nib gives it and my writing more interest but it still doesn't give me as much excitement as some of the other Bookbinders Snake Inks. 

Pelikan M620 San Francisco, M600 14K Medium, inked with Montblanc Leonardo Red Chalk

Pelikan M620 San Francisco, M600 14K Medium, inked with Montblanc Leonardo Red Chalk

Pelikan M620 Piazza Navona, M600 14K Medium, inked with Diamine Salamander

Pelikan M620 Piazza Navona, M600 14K Medium, inked with Diamine Salamander