Review: M120N Green/Black (2016)

Pelikan M120N Fountain PenPelikan’s announcement of the M120N in January came as somewhat of a surprise.  The retro release marked the revival of a popular 1950’s school pen, the predecessor of the Pelikano.  Like the original that debuted in 1955, this version keeps the same green-black color scheme and gold-plated stainless steel nib but comes in a larger size and with the added flourish of a unique nib engraving.  What was even more surprising than the pen itself was the price tag attached to it.  Still, these seem to have found their target audience and I have heard anecdotes that sales have been good.  Pelikan expected to very quickly sell out of this special edition release.  I couldn’t resist picking one of these up and after thoroughly putting the pen through its paces, I felt that a review was in order.  Read on to see how this model stacks up to the original 120 from over 60 years ago.

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