Pen of the Day: Pelikan M400 White Tortoise


Pelikan M400 White Tortoise with medium nib. I feel like this is the Kevin Bacon or Kevin Hart of writing instruments for me. I seem to make it Pen of the Day a lot.  And for good reason. For a pen I long hesitated to buy, I like it very much.


This time, though, I was mostly focused on the ink.  My friend was talking about Pelikan Edelstein Amber, so I wanted to dip into my sample.  You’d think this would be a perfect ink for one my five yellow Safaris, wouldn’t you?  Yes, that would be sensible.  But moving along ….

Pelikan Edelstein Amber is a nice ink.  I find it similar to J. Herbin Ambre de Birmanie, which I also really like.  Edelstein Amber is a touch darker and drier; and for me it does not shade quite as much.  Amber is also a past ink of the year, so harder to find.  But lovely.


One thought on “Pen of the Day: Pelikan M400 White Tortoise

  1. Good to know how this compares to Ambre de Birmanie, because I already have that! I think this ink goes better with this pen than in the yellow safaris. It’s not a loud kind of ink like yellow safaris would like. It’s more subtle and earthy.

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