Thank you to Appelboom Pennen for loaning me this pen to review! It was painful to send it back, and that's a good sign, right?
Body Material: Resin/Cellulose Acetate
Length (capped): 141.3 mm/5.56
Length (uncapped nib-end): 127.2 mm/5.01"
Length (posted): 165.3 mm/6.51''
Barrel Diameter: 11.1 - 13.0 mm/0.43"- 0.51''
Section Diameter: 10.8 - 11.2 mm/0.42'' - 0.44''
Nib material: 18KT Rhodium-plated gold
Weight (all): 30 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 22 g
Fill type: Piston-filler
Price: € 470.00 (Excl. VAT: € 388.43)
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It's a pretty solid, heavy box. I like the pouch best though, as it's most useful.
Damn you, Pelikan.
The 18KT rhodium-plated gold nib is a beautiful medium. Like the other nibs from the Souverän series, this nib has a single slit and breather hole. It is engraved with the Pelikan logo, the nib size, the gold hallmark, and some flourishes. This is one of my favorite nib designs!
With pressure, there was a little bit of line variation possible. The nib was a little soft, offering a very pleasant, yielding writing experience - this is one of the things I particularly love about Pelikan nibs.
The clip was snug but springy enough to operate easily. The end of the clip flares up, making it easy to slide on to pages, into pockets, and into pouches.
The section is small but the shape makes it quite comfortable. The threads at the back are a little sharp so if you grip beyond the section, it may be uncomfortable. I did not find the section itself slippery - the flare kept my grip in place.
The cap did post by friction, and it felt snug and secure. It doesn't sit very deeply, but it's far enough down that the pen didn't feel top heavy or unbalanced. I love that I could use this unposted or posted. For longer writing sessions, I ended up using it unposted most often.
I'm definitely a Pelikan fan, so I'm biased in that regard. I think this is a beautiful model with a stunning finish. It's quite comfortable, serviceable at home, and it has the benefit of interchangeable nibs. Love it. The price tag on these are a dinger, but I think it's worth having at least one.
I was loaned this item for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion. There are no affiliate links in this review.