Pelikan Souverän M800, Red Stripe, XF

(Sold) This is a Pelikan Souverän M800 Fountain pen in Red Stripe celluloid, with black accents, gold-plated trim, and an 18k gold, two-tone XF nib. The pen has been restored, which included a gentle cleaning, an adjustment and lubrication of the piston mechanism, ink flow adjustment, a nib tune-up, and a gentle polish with a soft cloth.

Pelikan Souverän M800, Red Stripe, XF, uncapped

Few modern pens can boast a heritage as rich as the Pelikan Souverän series. The M800, in the gleaming Red Stripe celluloid, is one of the best fountain pens made today. A superbly well-balanced pen, the M800 feels comfortable despite being somewhat large. It posts very well, too, so it should be comfortable even for people with large hands. 

Pelikan Souverän M800, Red Stripe, XF, nib profile showing excellent tipping geometry and alignment

The pen writes a gorgeous XF line of about 0.4 mm (on my paper) that is wet, consistent, and utterly enjoyable. The 18k gold nib is huge, with ample tipping material, so it gives you a superbly cushioned ride. It writes without hesitation, without skipping. It should be a fantastic all-around daily writer, capable of completing both personal and professional tasks.

Cosmetically, it is in excellent condition, having seen very little use in the past. The material has excellent color depth and vibrancy. The gold-plated trim is in equally great shape.  Quite honestly, the pen looks as good as new. If you plan to use this pen as a gift, please be sure to let me know and I will include a gift box with the pen.

Pelikan Souverän M800, Red Stripe, XF, capped