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Pelikan M 400 Souveran Fountain Pen. Tortoiseshell / White. 14C Two Tone Nib. 2016

Pelikan M 400 Souveran Fountain Pen. Tortoiseshell / White. 14C Two Tone Nib. 2016
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Pelikan Souveran M400 White / Tortoiseshell Fountain Pen

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Item Ref: HD:PELC/6937

Pelikan Souveran M 400 Fountain Pen

Pelikan Souveran M400 fountain pen in tortoiseshell and white. Product Code:PK05057. Differential piston filling system. 14ct/585 bi-colour gold/rhodium nib, diamond-ground barrel and gold-plated brass trim. A precision instrument of the highest quality. Made in Germany c. 2016. Complete with original box and papers.

The tortoise-white Souverän pen was first produced in 2004, along the lines of the pen model 400 of the 1950's with a tortoise-brown/transparent ink reservoir. Its striped, transparent sleeve shines delicately in gold. The cap and the remaining parts of the body are held in white and give this model its characteristically bright and friendly splendour.

The production of the sleeve is an elaborate task, as the cotton resin material - its formula was developed specially for Pelikan - must go through many manufacturing steps in order to create this striped effect.

Nib: Solid 14ct gold nib, part rhodium plated. Intricate scrollwork, stamped with Pelikan circular signet and ‘14C - 585 - M'. Hand crafted with medium writing tip. Exceptionally smooth, being fairly firm. 

Measurements and Specifications
Pelikan Souveran M 400 Fountain Pen

Closed Length: 4.93"(12.5 cms)
Posted Length: 5.84" (14.8 cms)
Barrel Length (including Nib and Section): 4.80" (12.2 cms)
Cap Length: 2.24" (5.7 cms)
Cap Diameter: 0.52" (1.35 cms)
Nib: 14K Gold - Rhodium Plated - Medium Writing Tip
Filling System: Differential Piston
Cap Type: Screw On (can be posted onto rear of barrel)
Pen Weight: 15.4 g

Pelikan Souveran M 400 Fountain Pen

No restoration required, the pen appears to be in near mint condition. We have however, disassembled all parts for full service. Nib, feed and retaining collar ultrasonically cleaned. Nib correctly aligned with feed and locked with retaining collar. Piston mechanisum removed and cleaned, piston and seal lightly lubricated  Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean water.

General Condition

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 condition. Pen is supplied with original Pelikan packaging, including stamped papers.

Hepworth Comment

A true classic of the pen world, the Souverän is famed for its distinctive striped barrel. The striking combination of pearly white and shimmering tortoise shell puts a whole new spin on this classic.


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