View Full Version : I Have A 'Flock' Going Now. (M640, M400, 400Nn, M250, 140)

March 18th, 2015, 02:30 AM
My current "Flock". Been meaning to get a group shot of them, but just didn't get around to it. I also didn't call it a 'flock' when I only had the M250 and M640.


From left to right (as shown in the labeled picture).

Pelikan M640 (2008)
Special Edition "Mount Everest" with an 18K 2-Tone Medium adjusted Mike Masuyama

Pelikan M250 (Old-Style, 92-96)
Black with Gold Trim and 14K Monotone Medium (Self-Adjusted, re-assembled and heat set), I also have a Steel 1.0 (gold-plated) from an MC120 for this one.

Pelikan M400 (Old-Style, ~90s)
Brown Tortoise with a 14K Monotone Medium Nib. Has a slight cursive italic grind (done by the seller Vasco Pisco). Currently inked with Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo.

Pelikan 140 (1950s)
Black with a Green Ink Window and 14K Broad Cursive Italic, very smooth with a decent bit of spring. Has "Export" imprinted on the end cap. The nib unit isn't a screw type, but rather it's friction fit, where the feed stops just after the nib is exposed to be lifted off the feed. Currently inked with Diamine Oxblood.

Pelikan 400NN (1956)
Green Striped with a 14K EF Semi-Flex/Flex. Nib/Feed unit collar is hard-rubber rather than steel. Currently inked with R&K Salix (Iron Gall).


The last three are my EDC in the green leather case custom-made by 3Wunder. (http://kbeezie.com/green-3-pen-case-by-3wunder/)

March 20th, 2015, 06:58 PM
Nice flock, Karl!!

April 29th, 2015, 01:43 PM
I'm curious, how do you think the 400 stacks up to the 140? I'm interested in both but I've never used either.

April 30th, 2015, 04:14 AM
The 400NN (400 shortest, 400n longer and more curved on end, 400nn even longer, more curved on end), is a tad longer and feels a little better in the hand for everyday usage though the 140 isn't that bad and posts pretty well, the 400nn feels a little better but both are in the top two of my list.

I recently added a couple more, and here's their nibs.


New additions not seen in the earlier posts is the M805 with a 18K Broad, and Pelikan 20 Silvexa with a 14K OB.

April 30th, 2015, 10:25 AM
Sounds like there's not a lot in the difference. Thanks!
I have a 140 on the way which I'm quite eager to lay hands on.

May 1st, 2015, 12:23 AM
Sounds like there's not a lot in the difference. Thanks!
I have a 140 on the way which I'm quite eager to lay hands on.

I think the biggest difference would be higher ink capacity in the 400NN. (ie: the 400NN holds more than the M400 even).

Jon Szanto
May 1st, 2015, 12:38 AM
Not to mention that the 140 never came in tortoise, and the 400NN (at least in the tortoise) has very dark brown cap and piston knob, not black. A very unique look to it. Killer pens, and definitely a step up from the 140.

Quantum Sailor
May 1st, 2015, 07:05 AM
Great looking pictures and pens.