This pen, known as the Pelikan M815 Metal Striped Fountain Pen special edition. The Wall Street limited edition used the M815 nomenclature in 1995. Refreshingly, the 2018 model brings something new to the table while still preserving a comfortable familiarity. The M815 comes adorned with metal stripes reminiscent of the well established Stresemann pattern. We had all hoped for a pen release commensurate with their 180th anniversary, and certainly, it did not disappoint.
Pelikan M815 Metal Striped Fountain Pen
The new Pelikan M815 Metal Striped Fountain Pen strikes a nice balance between innovation and familiarity. The barrel comes decorated with alternating rows of palladium-plated brass stripes conjuring up a familiar appearance derived from new materials. The brass stripes also serve to add some additional heft to the pen the actual weight is 25.5 gr. Like the stripes, the pen has palladium-plated throughout. This includes a plated crown cap top, two cap bands, two trim rings at the piston knob, and a single trim ring at the section. The traditional beak clip is also present on the cap. A dark gray ink view window behind the section and the 18 Kt. gold nib completely rhodium plated. The pen itself also will be shipped in a specially designed gift box that reflects the striped design (as of yet unseen).
There is word as to what domestic pricing of the M815 Fountain Pen will be. The suggested retail has a price listed of $850.00. Not surprisingly, that would put the M815 at a higher price point than other M8xx models. Available nib sizes will include the standard EF, F, M, and B. The M815’s release is slated for July of 2018.
We really like the look of the new Pelikan M815 Metal Striped Fountain Pen with its metal stripes. This will clearly also be a pen for those who like a heftier, larger model. The appearance is a bit too similar to the prior M405 and M805 Stresemann releases. That said, we think the ink view window and more contrasty appearance will set it apart from the Anthracite Stresemann. As a result, this one will definitely be joining my flock. How about you? Too much of the same or a refreshing take on an old theme?