Pelikan M800 Blue O’ Blue Fountain Pen
This pen has been used and is in Fantastic condition with only very minor signs of use, this pen comes with out a box. The nib on this pen is made of 18kt gold, and it is a modified Double Broad (BB), Modified at Nibs.com. The nib modification is called an Architects Point, found at the bottom of this link.
In the year 1929 Pelikan was the first company in the world to introduce the differentiated piston mechanism. This technique causes the spindle inside the fountain pen to turn quicker than the end piece of the barrel, with the help of two different threads. To this date, this fountain pen exists in many different variations, and though it has been developed in design and technical details over time, the basic mechanism remains the same.
In 1950, the model 400 was launched. With its green-striped sleeve, it has become a world-wide symbol for the brand of Pelikan. In the eighties, the series was baptized Souverän, though popular lore has taken to calling it by its nickname Stresemann, because the state secretary of the “Weimarer Republik” was famous for his striped suits…
The production of the sleeve is work-intensive. Adhering to a special Pelikan recipe, the raw material cotton is processed through many different steps until it is shaped into a striped sheet. It is then formed into the right shape, cut and sanded with a diamond. Next, the characteristic double clips at the back of the barrel and on the cap are integrated into the material. This is done with the highest precision in order to obtain a virtually seamless transition between the materials. The writing instrument is then polished to a high sheen before the slightly springy clip with its famous, stylized Pelikan is mounted.
After the tremendous success of the Souverän series 405 and 805 in black-blue-silver, Pelikan has also launched the popular size 605 as a special edition.
The nib on the Pelikan Fountain Pen Special Edition Souverän M800 is a large #8 size nib, and compliments the pen wonderfully. This pen fills via piston filling system.