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    Default New 600 Red tortoise!

    Pelikan seems to be coming out with a lot of new editions and some of them I can resist. But the new m600 in red tortoise looks incredibly tempting.

    https://www.fritz-schimpf.de/en/Bran...ntain-pen.html
    The tortoise binde looks fantastic - proper depth and variety in the colours, not just plain stripes like some of the more recent colours. I am feeling quite glad I didn't get the violet and kept my powder dry!

    What do you all think? Any 'real life' pictures yet?

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    Default Re: New 600 Red tortoise!

    I love the new colorway but am not a fan of the darker more clearly defined "hair like" lines in the binde. I love the vintage ones where the changes in color are not so clearly defined/abrupt. This actually applies to the Red Tortoiseshell M101N also (I think they used the same celluloid acetate sheets as material for the binde).

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    Default Re: New 600 Red tortoise!

    Thanks for the link, amk, I'd have missed that.

    Pelikan have rather priced me out of M600s these days, so it'd have to be a real wow to get me seriously considering it. As it stands, it's striking for sure, but not sure I'm wowed. Presume we won't get "real" pics until next month, but that might alter my opinion. At least it isn't white, and that's certainly in its favour as far as this weevil is concerned.
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    Default Re: New 600 Red tortoise!

    I've pre-ordered mine with delivery expected in December. Can't wait!
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    Default Re: New 600 Red tortoise!

    I went and looked at it in the link and wasn't wowed. I didn't instantly think "I have to have it." I happen to prefer those bindes that are more clearly defined if that makes sense.
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    Default Re: New 600 Red tortoise!

    Well, I said I wasn't wowed, but it turned out to be a slow quickish burn instead. Kept going back to the pics, and you all know how that goes... Long story short, a bit of financial negotiation with regard to crimbo pressie and so forth, and there'll be one under the tree. In fact it just came, and it had to have a quick once over to make sure nothing was obviously wrong, didn't it? Back in its box now and in quarantine, but just a teaser for anyone interested:

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    How many days 'til Christmas?
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    Sweet.
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    Default Re: New 600 Red tortoise!

    Quote Originally Posted by grainweevil View Post
    Well, I said I wasn't wowed, but it turned out to be a slow quickish burn instead. Kept going back to the pics, and you all know how that goes... Long story short, a bit of financial negotiation with regard to crimbo pressie and so forth, and there'll be one under the tree. In fact it just came, and it had to have a quick once over to make sure nothing was obviously wrong, didn't it? Back in its box now and in quarantine, but just a teaser for anyone interested:

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    How many days 'til Christmas?
    I looked at the link pictures and thought 'meh', but the real picture looks gorgeous - lucky you! And I'm not normally that interested in new Pelikans

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    Default Re: New 600 Red tortoise!

    That is so lovely looking IRL... wow! 😍

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    Default Re: New 600 Red tortoise!

    Hi,
    although the “newest” pen in my “flock” happens to be a 1973 400NN M&K, I highly appreciate traditional design reinvented and refined with good idea and good taste. Even the price seems decent. Hope it writes as good as it looks, or perhaps even better.

    I wish you a great writing experience with it!

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