The pen, generally known as the Pelikan M8I5 Metal Striped Fountain Pen comes in a limited number of pieces. The Wall Street limited edition used the M815 terminology in 1995. 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. Pelikan customers hoped for a pen release commensurate with their 180th anniversary, and indeed, they did not disappoint.
Pelikan M815 Metal Striped Pen
The new Pelikan M815 Metal Striped Fountain Pen strikes a delicate 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 is 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 nib 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. Available nib sizes will include the standard EF, F, M, and B. Pelikan Programed the M815 release by July of 2018.
Pelikan Metal Striped Pen
We like the look of the new Pelikan M815 Metal Striped Fountain Pen. The M815 will also be a pen for those who want a heftier, larger model. The appearance is similar to the prior M405, and M805 Stresemann releases. That said, we think the ink view window and more different appearance will set it apart from the Anthracite Stresemann. As a result, this one will be joining my flock. How about you? Too much of the same or a refreshing take on an old theme?