This old Pelikan just has a great nib. I’ve had others — many vintage Pelikans over the years, and even other vintage oblique nibs. This nib is pure joy.
And I like the pen, too. The vintage green striped pen body is particularly translucent. And mine is engraved on the cap with a previous owner’s name: Franz. So I can’t help thinking of this pen as “Franz.” It’s my friendliest pen.
Franz is my first chance to use another KWZ iron gall ink, Iron Gall Turquoise. This ink is gorgeous. It’s a bright turquoise or cyan when wet, then it quickly dries down to the darker color you see. Look at the shading, even from this very wet pen.