A Pelikan from Germany, by way of Leigh, flew into my pencase a few days ago.
It’s a handsome bird in green, black, and gold plumage.
A window in the barrel – see the bubble? – lets you know how much ink is left.
Inked with some of Leigh’s Pilot asa-gao (morning glory) ink from the Iroshizuku line, it lays a wide wet line. It’s my first broad nib.
Before I got it, I wasn’t sure I’d like it, as I’m a fine and extra fine nib girl. But now that I’ve tried it out, I think, “Where have you been all my life, broad nibs?” It’s a lesson to me to be more open to trying new things and stepping out of my comfort zone.
The Peli’s beak serves as a clip.
The clip has eyes…
The top of the cap bears a portrait of this noble bird.
The nib is splendiferously handsome.
Together my Peli and I shall fly on wings of fancy in clouds of words, trailing playful colors of ink as we streak across skies of paper.