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Is there any chance of more blue m405s in fine?
Sorry @Stephenvan -- There were only 2 of this combination available for the drop.
We made special arrangements with the vendor to be able to offer the fullest possible range of colors and nib sizes for this drop, but some quantities were still very limited.
Pelikan goes above and beyond when it comes to providing service and will typically offer anyone who recently purchased a Souveran a nib swap at no charge. However, I can't make any promises on their behalf, and I know that there is a very limited supply of M400 fine nibs.
So, you could get a different size and hope that a swap is possible, but I wouldn't count on it.
So I could buy a blue m405 with whatever nib here and later contact Pelikan for a nib swap to oblique?
Hey @thePRECURSOR -- That is possible but not definite, for two reasons:
1) Pelikan offers to swap nibs ONLY for Souverans that have just recently been purchased, and requires that you submit a receipt showing the date of purchase to verify this info.
2) Replacement nibs retail for about $150-$180, and supply is very limited - especially for Oblique Broad. We have been told that the Green/OB offered in this drop are the last remaining units available (in the US) before that combinations is discontinued.
I want to be clear that we are NOT advising anyone to buy a combination of color and nib that you wouldn't be happy with keeping. If you like the size of the M400 and want an Oblique Broad nib, then green is your only option currently and for the foreseeable future.
Thanks -- I guess I should cancel then as a medium nib will not work for me. Any possibility of more blue/black in EF -- either 400 or 405?
Do you think the same would hold true for a more common nib like an EF?
There was a very limited supply of EF nibs in every color of 400 and 405, except for Green.
I would caution you that Chartpak is really great about providing no-charge nib swaps, but does not guarantee stock of replacement nibs. So, it's possible that you would ship them a pen to have the nib swapped and end up waiting 6-12 weeks for a 400/EF nib to arrive from Germany.
We are, of course, very happy to have you join the drop, but I wanted to set expectations.
Yes. If your primary concern is the nib size, I would encourage you to consider a Green M400.
We've inquired about swapping nibs in an effort to make the broadest possible selection of color/size combinations available, but have been cautioned that stock of all M400 nibs is limited.
Hi @JonasHeineman - thank you for your response. I've been in touch with Abi at Chartpak and she wondered if it was possible for you to ship the pen directly to them - she has sent me the nib exchange form already and I can return it to her by email. I don't mind waiting.
If someone cancels their order for the blue/black 405, it it possible to get on a list to switch my order to that one?
sorry to be so complicated and asking so many questions!
Thank you -- I have switched my order to the green. Hopefully this drop will run again.