Pelikan M 400 Nibs
Pelikan M 400 fountain pen replacement nibs
- 14 Karat two-tone gold nib
- Available in different sizes
- Designed for Pelikan M 400 fountain pen models; fit M 405 models as an alternative
Choosing the right nib
The heart of a good fountain pen is the nib.
The nib gives handwriting a personal character and makes it an individual and unique handwriting for each and every one of us. The more valuable the material of the nib and the more elaborate the workmanship, the softer the writing will feel.
The nib – punched out of selected golden bands, formed and embossed. Precision work with a passion for detail. The nib is crowned by a rounded tip. It is made of iridium, a metal of the group of platinums. Carefully welded to the nib, it is smoothed and constantly and thoroughly tested.
A shining finishing. Small particles of porcelain smooth the nib before it is brightly polished by tiny balls of copper. Concentrated and with an eye for unique details, a variety of work steps are necessary to complete the nib. Every single nib is tested by hand at the Pelikan company.
If your handwriting is small or tight, or if you write in Asian letters, then the nib sizes EF (extra fine) or F (fine) are advisable. If you write with big letters or if you’re looking for a nice signature pen, then the nib sizes M (medium) or B (broad) are advisable. The italic nib (only available in the nib size 800) is slightly slanted and gives your handwriting the extra nice touch because the vertical lines are broader than the horizontal lines.
As the material is soft enough to adapt to your handwriting with time, left-handers don’t need any special pens but can choose any of the above mentioned sizes. It might be more difficult to write with the Italic nib, therefore we recommend a personal test in this case.
As a general rule, good nibs don’t need much pressure. This makes the writing very different from writing with a ball pen and is particularly nice if you write for longer stretches of time. If you’re not sure which nib size is the best for you, make sure to visit a retailer and have a try.
|Dimensions||3.9 × 0.7 × 0.7 cm|
broad (B), extra-fine (EF), fine (F), medium (M)