9.11.2010

Pelikan Edelstein Inks


Pelikan has gotten into the high-end ink market with a splash. Wait! Before you pull your credit cards out in haste, the bottles have not even landed in the US yet. Edelstein (pronounced A-del-shtine) is a series of premium Pelikan inks, beautifully presented in glass bottles. With sleek presentation like this, you can't go wrong, right?

Don't let the packaging and marketing fool you. Pelikan has been one of my favorite inks that work consistently across all of my fountain pens. Many people would agree with me on that as well. Just because this ink looks snazzy and oozes luxury, its not putting lipstick on a pig, so to speak. I would wager that this ink is a significant degree better than the regular 4001 series of Pelikan fountain pen ink and well worth the money. At the very least, you have a handsome piece of desk art.

Chartpak, Pelikan's US distributor, has informed us that the bottles should be in momentarily, that they should have been in from Germany a week ago already. We have had the same issue with the new Pelikan m800 Blue 'O Blue, which was announced as available almost a month ago, yet we still have not seen the first shipment we ordered. If anyone has ordered any of the new Pelikan products, we will update you via e-mail on the status as we receive more information.

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