Pelikan M800 Grand Place Special Edition
A major hole in my pen collection was filled today with the arrival of the M800 Grand Place, this pen while a 2016 Special Edition was not given global release but was only available in the US and from selected European vendors. It commanded a premium price and with the slump in Aussie dollar to the USD at the time it was a price too far for me. Fast forward to now and thanks to my fellow Aussie Yagan Kiely I was able add this pen to my collection.
I had the choice of Fine or Broad for the nib for this pen and I chose the fine as I have lots of broad M800 nibs. I was warned that this fine ran wide and boy does it. I have medium nibs way finer than this. It is so deliciously wet.
The Grand Place takes its name from the city square in Brussels and was originally used in the M620 City/Places series of pens. The M800 version while having the same name as the M620 does not use exactly the same material.
The M620 is definitely more copper coloured, where the M800 is straight brown.