pelikan 100 N – a new friend


The Pelikan 100 N is a pen I’ve wanted for quite some time. I’ve spent a lot of time drooling over the PENguins gallery with vintage Pelikans, but haven’t considered myself wealthy enough to pull the trigger. But, I recently happened to find this pen for a bargain price. The pics were rather bad, but for the price I was prepared to buy a 100/100 N in even a very bad and worn condition. I turned out to be very lucky. The pen is – as you can see – patterned in marbled grey instead of the standard green. The pics were so bad that I actually thought it was a the green marbled version I’d bought. The finish is in very good condition – it looks like it has been very well cared for – and the nib is a lovely, flexy, medium. Not a wet noodle, but not just springy. A perfect pen for letters and journalling. The only problem is that its piston needs to be repaired, but right now I’m happy to dip it to write with it – I don’t want to send it quite yet. This is an extremely nice pen and I think it is a pity that the design isn’t made anymore – except for the LE that Pelikan made a few years ago. It is a special and beautiful design with its domed cap and the simple, plain nib. I already (after just a few hours) believe that this will be one of the very few pens I can’t see myself getting rid of. A gem. A real review will follow later when the piston is put back into order and I have used it for some time.


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9 Responses to pelikan 100 N – a new friend

  1. oooo – I envy you the grey – it’s what I really wanted, but mine is all black. Wonderful pen.

  2. Halden says:

    What a lovely pen. I am curious as to what the repairs will entail?

  3. Oooh, lovely nib! I’m drooling!
    I have mixed feelings about my Pelikans ’cause I have yet to find a nib to truly love but some are just pretty ;)

  4. dandelion says:

    Thanks! It is really lovely. Of the different versions I do like this marbled grey. It is a humble pen – simple beautiful design. I also love the vintage Pel nibs and I am a sucker for these plain nibs with just the Pelikan 14 k imprint. It will be very interesting to see how much ink it holds when the piston is back to working order. :)

  5. Julie says:

    Beautiful! I recently saw a collection of black (not as sexy as your gray) vintage Pelikans. They rekindled my desire for a 100. I LOVE vintage Pelikan nibs. Congratulations!

  6. I’m enjoying this post about your new Pelican. Great design and color combination. I look forward to getting to know you as a new follower.

    Kindest regards,


  7. TAO says:

    Lovely! Lovely!

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  9. Brian Goulet says:

    Oohh…nice! I’m liking the design, and that flexy nib just makes me all giddy inside! They don’t make them like this anymore ;)

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