First Impressions: Pelikan Souveran M605 Fountain Pen

For my first Pelikan and first official review, I ordered an M605 from Richard Binder. I had previously ordered a “binderized” Pilot nib unit for my VP from him, and couldn’t be happier with it, so I opted to go with him for the Pelikan as well.
It arrived yesterday and I had a new bottle of Edelstein Aventurine waiting there for it.
I also opted to get the Pelikan one-pen leather case with the green strap, why not. Go nuts.

Set can be seen here on Flickr.

First impressions:

1. It’s VERY light, I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but I learned quickly that light definitely does not mean low quality.

2. The size. It fits my medium hands quite well. I prefer writing with the cap posted, and this pen allows it. I really like the diameter of the grip and the lip/silver trim line at the bottom of the section.

3. The nib is SUPER smooth. I opted for a Fine nib, as I prefer Western Fines for my everyday writing style.

4. The pen is simply great looking. I wanted to replace my Montblanc 149 in my daily carry, and I think this will do a great job at looking classy and not being matte black…

5. The ink flow is generous without being a gusher. Practically no writing pressure is needed and it starts right up after being left uncapped for a few minutes.

6. The packaging. Not like anything else I currently have. It’s nice, but I think the bottom of the box and it’s fake wood grain could use a change.

That’s it for now, I think I’m going to start doing some handwritten reviews on my collection, I’ll be sure to post when I get on that.

Thanks for reading!

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