just flew in

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.

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1 Comment on just flew in

  1. al
    29 January 2009 at 5:17 pm (3334 days ago)

    is that really an M150? it seems that an m250 gold nib can fit in an M150′s.

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