Pelikan, a world-class pen manufacturer, Issued this Pelikan m405 Silver White Fountain Pen; it may hit that sweet spot for those who like a smaller pen. It joins a rather exclusive group of M405 models, a model line that only came about 18 years ago, making it a relative newcomer to the Souverän series. Also, this new release will join the likes of the M405 Black (2002), Blue/Black (2003), Dark Blue (2003), and Stresemann (2016). Many of those were/are regular models in the line-up and not special edition releases. This one also looks to join the ranks as a standard edition. Look for the Silver-White to hit store shelves sometime in November of 2020.
The Pelikan M405 Silver-White Fountain Pen’s defining feature is the cellulose acetate stripes that adorn the barrel. The silver stripes, also described as an expressive interpretation of the classic Souverän, appear much lighter than those on the Anthracite Stresemann that came before. The cap, section, and piston knob of the Pelikan m405 come from a white resin block. To round out the silver look, all the furniture has palladium-plated material. This one sports the typical trim of the modern Souverän, which also includes two rings at the piston knob, one trim ring on the section, two cap bands, and a beak clip. The cap top features the company’s single chick logo and comes also plated in palladium.
The m405 Silver white nib is a monotone silver color, an effect achieved by applying rhodium plating to 14C-585 gold. It will be available in the standard widths of EF, F, M, and B. The M405 is 4.92 inches long and weighs 15.3 grams with an ink capacity of approximately 1.30mL, making it a smaller pen by today’s standards but one that really shines when posted.
Finally, I’m sure this pen will find its footing, perhaps with those that found the Anthracite Stresemann a touch too dark. This Pen is to join the line-up as a standard addition means that it should be around for a while.