I didn’t buy the brand new Pelikan M205 DUO out of any other “real” reason than that I thought it looked real cool. The curiosity of the BB nib contributed to the impulsive decision to buy it.
And when it arrived today it instantly begged to be photographed – a luscious sweet, citrus candy in the coolest packaging I’ve seen for a Pelikan. Even if that is a very peripheral matter it is nice if the packaging isn’t ugly or tacky.
I’ve not been into demos before, but this colour was hard to resist. It comes with a bottle of fluorescent highlighter ink that looks almost radioactive – to borrow my fellow blogger Julie’s (Whatever) expression.
Since I prefer highlighter inks that aren’t fluorescent and also wanted to be able to write “normally” with the pen I inked it up with Iroshizuku Fuyu-Gaki (Winter Persimmon). I thought the orange-red ink would make a luscious complement to the yellow and I think that was an accurate decision.
The BB nib – have only tried it today – is exceptionally smooth and somewhat stubbish. I don’t (yet) know if I find it broad enough to unseat the Lamy Vista 1.9 mm italic as my primary highlighter pen, but even if it won’t do that it is a luscious little pen that can be used as a regular writing pen. I’ll write a review on it when I have used it a lot more than just one day.