Demonstrator pens are blatant about what they do, and how they do it.
In the Obviousness Sweepstakes nothing comes close to the Pelikan M1005 demonstrator. The M1000 is the largest in the Pelikan range. The “5” refers to the white trim (palladium-plated in this case).
Ink fetishists with poor impulse control should not bring this pen to meetings. I don’t wish to ever ink this pen with blue or black.
I have friends who collect demonstrators and do not ink them. I admire their restraint. If I were like them my pictures would look more like these.
The 18k nib is rhodium-plated to match the rest of the trim. It is semi-flexible. (This is an awkward angle – the right tine is dragging behind the left on the downstroke.) I chose an EF, and it wrote well out of the box, which was a surprise.
This is my second M1000; the first one has a 3B (triple broad) nib, which you can see on the right. I don’t know how I ended up with two giant Pelikans, when I don’t even collect Pelikans. Pretty soon I won’t be able to say “I don’t collect Pelikans” because I’ve just realized I also own a Grand Place and an M101N.
Like most collectors attempting to justify their collections, I escape to the sunny vacation state of Denial.
(Apologies for the poor photos.)