Sailor Chinkin Hidamari "沈金" 日溜り

Sailor Chinkin Hidamari ("沈金" 日溜り) is a masterpiece by lacquer artist Kiyoshi Torige 鳥毛 清. Two lovely cats are craved out from dots and lines on the Sailor King of Pen. Gold, silver and platinum powder are applied on the pattern and then covered with lacquer. Like the other King of Pen, it has an extra large 21k two tone gold nib, cartridge or converter filled, The section is covered with lacquer.

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Pelikan M900 with 20c nib

this Pelikan M900, same size as M800, is probably an early version...

  • the nib is two-tone "20C-833" gold;
  • cap ring is imprinted with "PELIKAN" and "W.-GERMANY", no "TOLEDO" nor "Ag 925" imprint as today's;
  • the vermeil sleeve has the "925" sterling silver and the craftsman mark engraved, some of the first M900 version would not have the 925 marking.
  • pen ends are attached with golden metal plates.

a similar one can be found at Pennuts (siufeng).

discussion on FPN: 06 June 2008, 02 April 2009, 27 August 2009

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Pelikan M101N Special Edition 2011

More than 70 years after the launch of 101N in 1937, Pelikan introduces the tortoiseshell brown M101N Special Edition in April 2011.

the pen is very light with weigh of only 9.00 gram and the cap is 5.79 gram, the whole pen totally is 14.79 gram. it is small about 123mm long with the cap, and 117mm for the pen only.

The tortoiseshell barrel and cap are now made of cellulose acetate instead of the celluloid.

the dark brown section and end pieces are made of resin. the cap top has the Pelikan logo, the wording "Pelikan" and "GERMANY".

the clip and two rings are 24k gold plated, and "GERMANY" is also imprinted under the clip.

the nib is 14k gold with the same style of traditional marking "Pelikan 585 14 KARAT".

there is no special box, no paper about such special editon, just a tag and a generic Pelikan box. environmentally friendly, period.

Link: Pelikan
more on the piston at the FPN


Lamy Joy in White

White is the favorite colour of Lamy, the newly added model is Joy in white,
with the white cross pen top, white pen ring and a white case

it has a 1.1mm steel nib instead of 1.5mm mention in the Lamy site





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