The company is once again going retro with the introduction of a new model the Pelikan M101N Blue Grey. Perhaps it is no coincidence that such a pen comes to light during Pelikan’s 90th anniversary. The newest Blue-Grey will become the fifth pen in this line. It takes its inspiration from the models of the 30s and 40s. To date, the Grey-Blue has antecedents in the Tortoiseshell Brown (2011), Lizard (2012), Tortoiseshell Red (2014), and Bright Red (2017). Whereas the first three models emulated some of the more popular vintage finishes. The Grey-Blue will join the Bright Red in blazing its trail as a fresh take on an old design. Pelikan’s promotional materials states; “The grey and blue color and pattern are reminiscent of the original models of the 1930s,” but there is no 101N ever having come close to this color scheme.
Pelikan M101N Blue Grey
The Pelikan M101N Grey-Blue sports a barrel made of cellulose acetate done in a marbled pattern. The cap, section, and piston knob come made of high-quality black resin. The trims include a teardrop clip and two cap bands palladium plated. Like the Lizard from 2012, the nib has a monotone silver rhodium plating atop a 14-carat gold finish.
Additionally, the nib comes engraved with the Pelikan famous 1954 logo. The available nib widths include Pelikan’s standard EF, F, M, and B (keeping in mind that EF now carries an added premium). The cap top depicts the company’s original chick logo, and a grey translucent ink window is present just above the section. Finally, The Grey-Blue comes packaged in a special gift box that includes a bottle of 4001 Royal Blue ink.
Finally, If you love classics, you should own a Pelikan M101 Blue Grey fountain pen. Indulge yourself with this excellent writer, and you will be among the few who owns one of the most coveted pens available. You will also love the way this pen writes, and you will be the proud owner of one of the most widely recognized pens in the world.