on salePelikan 40 Years of Souveran Fountain Pen (Limited Edition)
on salePelikan 40 Years of Souveran Fountain Pen (Limited Edition)
There is a virtue that has distinguished all Souverän family writing instruments since 1982: permanence. Not everyone can adapt and still remain true to who they are. It demands a strong character and uniqueness. The quintessential Pelikan stripes, for instance, are an unmistakable symbol of the Souverän brand. For decades, they have been a source of fascination for fans around the world.
The black-and-green striped anniversary icon pays tribute to this classic status befitting a sovereign. With a new special limited edition, it rekindles old desires – desires that will never fade.
The infinity symbol - a horizontal eight - is a sign of perpetuity. It attest to permanence and complete harmony. In Asian cultures, the eight is even a harbinger of prosperity. This anniversary edition is limited to 888 pieces worldwide, with each one's individual serial number certifying its uniqueness.
A highlight of this spectacular Limited Edition in the Souverän size M800 is the golden ring. The fine lines are diamond-ground and highlight the significance of the quintessential Souverän striped design. It is an icon of the utmost elegance that combines the intricate details befitting a limited edition.
The metal logo at the tip of the cap is certain to draw attention, not least with its subtly engraved lines finished with green lacquer. This legendary detail is how Pelikan reestablishes that time-old emotional connection. It includes a curved, beak-like clip, the quintessential trademark of all premium Pelikan writing instruments.
This classic, flagship product is cloaked in unique pinstripes, the quintessential sign of brand. The meticulously produced striped material is made to measure by the masters. Each stripe possesses individual nuances; none is like the other. These premium, unique markings are a true expression of endlessness.
The artistic nibs are the crowning glory of every premium Pelikan fountain pen. For decades, experienced crafts-people have handmade these nibs and used their rare skills to perfect them. This limited edition is crowned by an 18-karat gold nib embossed with exceptional filigree. Each stroke on the paper promises an extraordinarily smooth writing experience. Quintessentially Pelikan.
The packaging is an original cube with a special effect: Pull up the handle of the luxurious gift box with black stripes and let the sides unfold. This limited edition will radiate as if it were on stage. A bottle of dark-green Pelikan Ink 4001 bearing an anniversary label features as an accompaniment. The golden badge contains an engraving of the individual serial number.
In addition, the individual edition no. can be found on the end piece of the Limited Edition, out of the total of 888 pieces worldwide. It seals the uniqueness of these rare beauties. Everything combines to deliver a dignified performance.
- Fountain Pens
- Green, Black
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- Cap Rotations
For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.
- Cap Type
How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).
- Compatible inks & refills
Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.
- Bottled inks
- Filling Mechanism
How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.
- Nib Size
- Nib Color
- Nib Material
- 18k Gold
Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.
Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).
- Max Ink Capacity - Piston Vac
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using the built-in piston or vacuum filling mechanism.
How do I fill a fountain pen with ink?
It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above.
Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:
Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write!
Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking.
You can learn more with our Fountain Pen 101 video on Filling Mechanisms on YouTube.
How do I clean a fountain pen?
It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck.
It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:
How often do I need to clean my fountain pen?
We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors.
Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.
My pen won’t write! What do I do?
First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.
We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.
If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed.
If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help!