Pelikan Souveran M800 Piston Filling Fountain Pen with Blue Striated Barrel and Black Cap with Gold Trim. 18K Two Tone Oblique Double Broad Nib. 2000 model. Complete with original Packaging and Stamped Warranty Booklet.
A true classic of the pen world, the Souverän is famed for its distinctive blue striped barrel reminiscent of a pinstriped suit. The attention to detail sets this pen apart with its iconic clip, logo detail on the cap and nib, and its striped barrel that requires many steps to manufacture. The Souverän was originally launched in 1950 as the 400 range, and renamed the Souverän in the 1980s, quickly becoming Pelikan’s flagship collection. The M800 fountain pen's substantial size and distinctive broad profile suits larger hands, whilst the distinguished, iridescent blue pinstriped barrel is enhanced by gloss black accents and polished gold trim.
18C gold large nib, two tone with rhodium inlay and intricate scrollwork. The writing tip is oblique double broad (OBB), providing excellent line variation, very smooth with moderate flex. Nib is stamped '
Measurements and Specifications
Closed Length: 5.4" (13.7 cms)
Posted Length: 6.4" (16.3 cms)
Barrel Length: (including Nib) 4.1" (10.4 cms)
Barrel Diameter: 0.5" (1.27 cms)
Section Diameter: 0.4" (1.2 cms)
Nib: 18C - Two Tone - Oblique Double Broad (OBB)
Ink Capacity: 1.2 ml
Filling System: Differtional Piston
Cap Type: Threaded/Postable
Pen Weight: 25.5 g
Pen has been fully serviced, including lubrication of piston screw and piston seal. Dismantling nib/feeder assembly, confirmed that this pen has never been inked.
Pen barrel and cap are as new, with no personalisation. Gold plating to clip and trim shows no signs of ware. Resin has high gloss sheen. Piston moves with ease and draws a full barrel of ink. We would classify this pen as being in very excellent to near mint condition. Pen is supplied with original Pelikan packaging, including stamped papers.
Few modern pens can boast a heritage as rich as the Pelikan Souverän series. The M800, in the gleaming Red Stripe celluloid, is one of the best fountain pens made today. A superbly well-balanced pen, the M800 feels comfortable despite being somewhat large. It posts very well, too, so it should be comfortable even for people with large hands.