Good news travels fast. The long awaited and perhaps one of the most coveted fountain pens of Pelikan has finally been released. That said, let’s discover it briefly and see what shades Pelikan has considered for this year’s limited edition.
Last year, in March, Pelikan released the Raden Green Ray series, in 400 numbered pieces, a fantastic fountain pen highly appreciated by the whole community. For 2021, the Hanover-based company came up with a new edition adding another model to the Raden series – the Pelikan Souveran M1000 Raden White Ray. We are truly delighted to be among the few writing about this edition so early, and for that, join us and let’s discover this charming edition together.
Unlike the previous edition, this one features different shades of white, turquoise, green and subtle hues of purple beautifully reflected along the barrel and cap. Even at first glance, you can tell that this model has a unique charm. It’s simply so elegant and perfectly built that we are pretty sure it will find its place in many people’s collections.
The Raden White Ray is crafted following the same technique used on the previous editions. For that, a special Japanese Urushi lacquer is applied to the barrel and cap giving the surface of the fountain pen a deep black appearance. A peculiarity of this pen would be the traditional stripes made with components of white mother-of-pearl that instantly embellish the whole appearance of the pen. To fix each mother-of-pearl strip to the surface, skilled craftsmen apply an additional layer of lacquer. As a final touch, each fountain pen is individually signed and numbered by the artist using the Maki-e technique.
The gilded details found on any other Pelikan M1000 can also be seen on this edition: two trim rings on the piston knob and a single ring at the section, the beak-shaped clip, as well as the cap’s finial are all plated with 24k gold. The piston knob is made from precious resin covered in black. Each fountain pen is fitted with a two-tone 18C-750 gold nib in Medium size. As you might expect, for each of the 400 fountain pens available worldwide, there is a special packaging – a classic Japanese gift box made of Paulownia wood.
This unique edition will be available worldwide from mid-September 2021.
Price: EUR 2800
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