Pen of the Day: Pelikan M400 White Tortoise

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Pelikan M400 White Tortoise with medium nib.  My newest pen.  I adore it.  I was a little worried it would turn out to be too flashy for my tastes, but the small size of the pen means it never overwhelms.  The color of the binde is lighter than most tortoise Pelikans; I’d call it honey or flaxen.

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Right now it’s inked with Diamine Salamander, which I had never used before.  Salamander is yet another nice Diamine ink, this one a dark olive green, almost the color of camouflage.  It shades beautifully and flows well.  I think I’ll go back to it in the fall or winter, and try it with an extra-fine or fine nib.

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