Late autumn is typically M800 SE time. Just so this year. Pelikan brings to us a brown striped version of the M800, called the “Brown-Black”. The pen is quite reminiscent of the massively popular Brown-Tortoise – that meantime is next to impossible to get a hold of – but with some significant differences as well.
In this review, I show you the Brown-Black, and I do compare it to an M400 Brown-Tortoise (to show the difference in material and brown-tones in cap and piston knob) as well as to an M805 Stresemann & M600 in order to show some more differences and similarities in the material.
If you are interested in this pen, I think it makes sense to move quickly. Once these are gone, they will a few years down the line quite likely be next to impossible to get. Looking at you again, M800 Brown-Tortoise. And M800 Burnt Orange. Guys: if any of you have one of these for sale for a reasonable price – kindly get in touch. I might be interested.
Before we hop into the review, I would like to take the opportunity to thank La Couronne du Comte in the Netherlands for supporting this video overview. You can also buy the Pelikan M800 Brown-Black at their webshop (no affiliate-link, just a friendly pointer).
But now, check out the video-overview below, which is as always preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!
- Pelikan M800 Brown-Black
- Barrel made from resin with stripes from cellulose-acetate
- Milk-chocolate brown cap and piston turning knob
- Gold-plated accents
- Brass piston mechanism
- 18k bi-color gold-nib options: Extra Fine (EF), Fine (F), Medium (M), Broad (B)
- Price: around 530 €
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