Pen of the Day: Pelikan 400nn with Diamine Gerbera

Pelikan 400nn with Diamine Gerbera ink

Pelikan 400nn with medium nib. Again? I just had this pen on about a month ago. Sadly, I only have so many pens. At least until my Aurora gets here.

But the 400nn is worth another look: it’s a great pen. I really like its shape.  Here it is with the classic and better-known 400, for comparison.

Pelikan 400nn compared to Pelikan 400

I know I showed a lot of Diamine Gerbera yesterday. But at least it’s not blue. And I wanted to highlight one interesting quality of this ink. The shading goes from a soft yellow-orange, in the dashed lines, to a deeper, redder orange, but despite that it’s still fairly toned down.

I always like it when an ink has more going on than you expect.

Diamine Gerbera writing sample

One thought on “Pen of the Day: Pelikan 400nn with Diamine Gerbera

  1. You really can’t go wrong with a Pelikan 400, especially the old ones. I’m saving myself for a tortoiseshell one with a BB nib, whenever it crosses my path.


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