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

I just couldn't resist bringing this pen into use a little early so I could compare the two Brown Tortoises. I think this pen is darker over all in its tortoiseshell pattern when compared to my M400.

I had to drag out the M800 IB nib to match the M400 version I received yesterday - I think the M400 is a smoother nib.

Just to complete the matches I picked I a Montblanc ink as well.

The M800 is a very broad wet rounded stub not a sharp italic. It runs to over 1.5mm in line width and is not all that useful in everyday use. It does however allow this (IMHO) boring grey ink to show a bit shading.

Pelikan M600 Tortoiseshell White Special Edition, M600 14K 1mm Stub, inked with Noodler's Brooklyn Brawn

Pelikan M600 Tortoiseshell White Special Edition, M600 14K 1mm Stub, inked with Noodler's Brooklyn Brawn

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