Souverän M400 red/black fountain pen: a legendary model for sovereign writing
The M400 was first introduced in 1950. In the 1980s, Pelikan named it Souverän, even though the Germans already called it the “Stresemann”, after the secretary of state of the Weimar Republic, known for his striped suits. The success of this model led to the decision to make it available in different sizes.
It takes a lot of design work to achieve such a contrast in colour and brilliance. The central part of the body, made of cellulose acetate, is produced using an in-house manufacturing technique whose secret is still jealously guarded. Many manufacturing steps are required to obtain a thin striped sheet which is then carefully checked before being transformed into a cylinder into which the rest of the device is slid.
The top of the body and the top of the grip are made of high quality turned resin. The typical double ring at the end of the body and at the base of the cap, as well as the ring at the grip, are then integrated into the object with precision in order to obtain a perfect fit between the different parts. The final step is the careful polishing of the fountain pen to give it its full lustre.
The various rings, the top of the cap and the clip are gold-plated. Other elegant details include the finial with the famous bird at the top of the cap and the magnificent clip in the shape of a pelican’s beak.
The magnificent nib with the brand logo is made of 14-carat gold. It is available in sizes EF, F, M and B. The fountain pen is filled by an integrated piston. An example of Pelikan’s fabulous workmanship: each fountain pen is assembled by hand. The Souverän M400 blue/black will be delivered in an elegant box with an attractive leatherette pouch to keep it close to you at all times.
1. Fountain pen:
- base materials: resin and cellulose acetate
- colours: red and black
- trim material: gold-plated
- trim colour: yellow gold
- cap type: screw-cap
- postable cap: yes
- length, closed: 133 mm
- length, without cap: 122 mm
- length, cap posted: 154 mm
- body diameter: 13 mm
- weight, with cap: 18 g
- weight, without cap: 12 g
- material: 14 carat gold
- colour: two-tone
- available sizes: extra-fine, fine, medium, broad
- filling mechanism: integrated piston
- compatible inks: bottled
4. Warranty: 3 years
If this product is not in stock, we will receive it 3-5 days after ordering.