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    Default Any thoughts on the new M815

    Any thoughts on the new M815? It reminds me of the material from the Ductus and looks like it will be pretty heavy due to the brass/plastic barrel.





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    Default Re: Any thoughts on the new M815

    Can see the appeal, will probably be popular with businesspeople.

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    Default Re: Any thoughts on the new M815

    Looks like an inferior version of Stresemann to me.

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    Default Re: Any thoughts on the new M815

    Why does the M815 look inferior to you? Some people prefer metal pens over plastic ones. I do not, but some do.
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    Looks like an inferior version of Stresemann to me.
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    Because I find this design incredibly ugly; Iím talking about the sharp cut off between the barrel and the ink window. Not only that, the ink window is tiny compared to the entire barrel of a standard Pelikan striped version. I love Pelikans the most, but they do tiny ink window design on many otherwise beautiful models, which is simply a deal breaker to me.

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    Default Re: Any thoughts on the new M815

    I quite like the look of it. Shame it's priced about 25x more than I'd pay for it

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    Default Re: Any thoughts on the new M815

    Yup, Pelikan pushing into those sweet sweet Montblanc prices.

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    Default Re: Any thoughts on the new M815

    right now... I will stick to my stressman 805. I like the 815 but the price is quite a deal breaker... esp since it looks so close to the stressman cept for the weight and ink window.

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    Default Re: Any thoughts on the new M815

    I don't think it has a brass barrel. I read somewhere the metal stripes are in the binde not the barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driften View Post
    I don't think it has a brass barrel. I read somewhere the metal stripes are in the binde not the barrel.
    And I was wrong. "The Pelikan M815 features black and palladium plated brass stripes on the brass barrel. "

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    Default Re: Any thoughts on the new M815

    There seems to be competing descriptions. We will have to wait for the weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wuddus View Post
    I quite like the look of it. Shame it's priced about 25x more than I'd pay for it
    Quote Originally Posted by adhoc View Post
    Yup, Pelikan pushing into those sweet sweet Montblanc prices.
    Listed at £495 from various UK retailers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIR View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by adhoc View Post
    Yup, Pelikan pushing into those sweet sweet Montblanc prices.
    Listed at £495 from various UK retailers...

    Yep, it is not much more than regular Pelikan prices. Montblanc is still much more for just a standard line pen.

    Wuddus, while Pelikans are pricy, they are some of my favorite pens.
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    Default Re: Any thoughts on the new M815

    I saw them listed at around 750EUR, which is pretty much the same as, for example, the new Little Prince limited edition Le Grande. 550 isnít that bad, I guess, but I still prefer Stresemann looks over this one.

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    Default Re: Any thoughts on the new M815

    Writing Desk 495 GBP
    US dealers seem to be at $680 USD
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