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    A case of Pelikan M400 Tortoise with Italic broad nib.
    It looks exactly like a M800 Tortoise but smaller and agile. The tortoise shell is amazing with translucency difficult to capture on camera. Holds good amount of ink so that you do not run out of fuel. I fired up with Diamine ancient copper and oh boy, it is performs beautifully. The nib seems to works perfectly and does not even require any tunning. Smooth and wet. Overall, it is a great, small pen to carry around. My top tier pen for beauty and performance in a small foot print.2023-04-02-18.24.05 ZS retouched.jpg 2.jpg2023-04-02-19.48.53 ZS retouched.jpg2.jpg2023-04-02-20.38.05 ZS retouched.jpg 2.jpg_8506343.jpg 2.jpg

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    Default Re: Tiny but mighty Tortoise.

    I have the same pen and love it dearly. But mine is a soprano, and she 'sings' when I write!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amk View Post
    I have the same pen and love it dearly. But mine is a soprano, and she 'sings' when I write!
    Singing pens are fun . I have some which sing too 😂.

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    Default Re: Tiny but mighty Tortoise.

    very beautiful pen and delightful nibbage.

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    Yes, beautiful pen and great photography, thank you!

    I am just a bit irritated by the "tiny" attribute to the pen (which might be meant lighted-heartedly, though), as for people who are used to smaller pens the M200/400 size is either normal or already on the bigger side of pens.

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    Default Re: Tiny but mighty Tortoise.

    I haven't ever considered my M400/M600 torties as tiny either.
    I wish I could get a nib like that for one of mine. Then I might even write with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I haven't ever considered my M400/M600 torties as tiny either.
    I wish I could get a nib like that for one of mine. Then I might even write with it.
    Fritz Schimpf (German stationery shop) sold these. I had one once, and yes, it was a great nib, but if you are just looking for nib that gives you this feeling, you might also be very happy with one of the music nibs Sailor offers. Especially the smaller 14 k-versions for the 1911s/Pro Gear Slim sizes come in affordable pens.

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    That's my favorite size for Pelikans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    That's my favorite size for Pelikans.

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    Sina, that's a lovely pile of pens!
    Thank you! I love them, too. ;-)

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    Default Re: Tiny but mighty Tortoise.

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    Beautiful pen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    very beautiful pen and delightful nibbage.
    Thank you and appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by forester View Post
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    Beautiful pen!
    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I haven't ever considered my M400/M600 torties as tiny either.
    I wish I could get a nib like that for one of mine. Then I might even write with it.
    The M400 with this nib combination made me buy the pen. I never knew IB for M400 size existed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieParadise View Post
    Yes, beautiful pen and great photography, thank you!

    I am just a bit irritated by the "tiny" attribute to the pen (which might be meant lighted-heartedly, though), as for people who are used to smaller pens the M200/400 size is either normal or already on the bigger side of pens.
    Hey Sina,
    Thank you for the kind comments.
    I mean tiny like a small wonder of sorts. It is equal in beauty to M800 tortoise. Pound per pound the nib is mighty on M400. I use these sizes M400/800/1000. M600 is missing -If it does have an Italic broad,I will get the black tortoise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieParadise View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I haven't ever considered my M400/M600 torties as tiny either.
    I wish I could get a nib like that for one of mine. Then I might even write with it.
    Fritz Schimpf (German stationery shop) sold these. I had one once, and yes, it was a great nib, but if you are just looking for nib that gives you this feeling, you might also be very happy with one of the music nibs Sailor offers. Especially the smaller 14 k-versions for the 1911s/Pro Gear Slim sizes come in affordable pens.
    Thanks for the information but I'm not just looking for a nib that gives me this feeling. I have no Sailor pens and am not buying any more pens because I need to sell some rather than to buy others. My Pelikans don't have nibs that I like so I never write with them. If one of them had this nib then I would probably write with it. I saw one for sale on Dan's web-site but that cost more than I paid for my pen so I wouldn't be paying that sort of a price.
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    I have a Pelikan M-205 that came with a broad nib and a medium nib. I sent them off to Michael Masuyama, and he ground the broad into an oblique stub and the medium into a cursive italic. Both of the nibs are now an absolute delight to write with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calamus View Post
    I have a Pelikan M-205 that came with a broad nib and a medium nib. I sent them off to Michael Masuyama, and he ground the broad into an oblique stub and the medium into a cursive italic. Both of the nibs are now an absolute delight to write with.
    Can't agree more. Masuyama tuned nibs are a delight and a treasure.

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    The Pelikan M400 Tortoise fountain pen has an appearance similar to the M800 Tortoise but is fnaf smaller and more agile. The tortoise shell finish is impressive, with a translucent quality that's challenging to capture in photos.

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    Default Re: Tiny but mighty Tortoise.

    Excellent photo but I would not call the M400 series pens or their like (the OG vintage ones) "tiny". They are definitely smaller when compared to the behemoth or honking whale-of-a-pen, the M1000, etc.

    I would call their size either "excellent" or "just right" (and I have size 11-12/XL mitts). Might be something to do with them being designed and built in the "Golden Era of Fountain Pens", the same as Parker "51". As in, when they were indispensable daily use items.

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