Some years ago, Pelikan further reduced the remaining nib selection. Demand focused mainly on the nib widths F, M and B (fine, medium and broad).
That Pelikan can produce other nib widths has been shown in recent years in various models in which, for example, IB-nibs (Italic broad) were offered. These nibs enable a writing style in which the line thickness varies in horizontal and vertical lines.
Moreover, there is now a wish-nib for a few years.
A very special way! If you sign up for the making of a custom-whish-nib, you'll get a questionnaire from Pelikan. Information about the attitude of the pen, whether you are left or right handed, and of course, the desired properties of the nib must be specified.
The nib with its iridium tipping is manufactured and pre-grounded. Mr. Köhn, the nibmaster, has explained how the nib was prepared and carried out the first writing sample. If necessary the nib will be reground to your personal requirements.
Only if the result is in line with (or exceed) your expectations is the production of this individual, personal nib finished.
In the factory outlet you can always found a matching fountain pen for your new nib.
Because you can not be present at the regrinding of the nib, I could use the waiting time to try the provided nibs. This Mr. Köhn has made in all conceivable variants. One nib particularly inspired me. Here, the horizontal bar was very wide and the vertical is very narrow. I could just write well with this nib and was allowed to buy it too. Mr. Köhn said, "I'll sit down at the bench grinder and make me a new one".
The M800-nib has no bi-color ornament, since it was not produced for sale.
I would never have come up with the idea that it is possible to grind such a nib! I am deeply impressed by this nib and the fountain pen I have purchased!
Writing sample with Mr. Köhn (left) and Dominic Rothemel (right)