Pelikan M400 Tortoiseshell Brown Special Edition, M400 14K Italic Broad, inked with Montblanc Meisterstück Ultra Black

Pelikan M400 Tortoiseshell Brown Special Edition, M400 14K Italic Broad, inked with Montblanc Meisterstück Ultra Black

Pelikan pen number 47 arrived into my collection today. The Pelikan M400 Tortoiseshell Brown Special Edition is a good looking little pen.

The IB (Italic Broad) nib is a super wide factory stub. It runs to a width of almost 1.5mm.  I was amazed that Pelikan offered this nib with the Brown Tortoise, the only other recent IB nib (the M800 size) was offered only with a Black/Green Striated pen. 

My other arrival today was the Montblanc Meisterstück Ultra Black 

An interesting ink - not a black black but from this very broad nib it exhibits undertones that run from purple to red. 

My three Brown Tortoises, from front M415, M400 and, M800.

Pelikan M800 Tortoiseshell Brown Special Edition, M800 18K Italic Broad, inked with Montblanc Albert Einstein Grey

Pelikan M800 Tortoiseshell Brown Special Edition, M800 18K Italic Broad, inked with Montblanc Albert Einstein Grey

Pelikan M1000 Black/Green Striated, M1000 18K Broad, inked with J.Herbin Rouge Bourgogne

Pelikan M1000 Black/Green Striated, M1000 18K Broad, inked with J.Herbin Rouge Bourgogne