4.86 out of 5
Based on 7 reviews.

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Brand: Pelikan

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In the year 1929 Pelikan was the first company in the world to introduce the differentiated piston mechanism. This technique causes the spindle inside the fountain pen to turn quicker than the end piece of the barrel, with the help of two different threads. To this date, this fountain pen exists in many different variations, and though it has been developed in design and technical details over time, the basic mechanism remains the same.

The Souverän 625 convinces with the classic lines of the Souverän 600 combined with a modern design. The massive Sterling Silver cap gives a nice weight to this writing instrument. Those who look closer are rewarded by the play of light in the slightly translucent barrel. If you value modern classics, you own a Souverän 625.

The K625 is available in the colours transparent blue and transparent aubergine.

If you love classics, you own a Souverän writing instrument.

Pelikan offers coveted objects of desire: Elegant writing instruments distinguished by a supreme sense of style. Whether as exceptional collector’s pieces, cherished gifts or items of timeless beauty, their spirit will inspire.

Uncommon materials and singular design. Fine writing instruments find admirers among connoisseurs and casual users alike. It’s nearly always love at first sight – or first stroke. Fascination and passion, far more than the sum of its parts. Finely crafted in more than 300 individual steps, a testimony to dedication, precision and perfection. Designed to inspire.

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7 reviews for Pelikan Souverän M405 Black/Anthracite Stresemann Fountain pen

  1. English

    Derek T.

    Overall, this pen is absolutely lovely. The size is nice and light, and the pattern on the body is understated and classy. In addition, the piston mechanism is absolutely lovely to use and the price on this pen is great. The two things to take note of is:

    1). Pelikan’s inconsistency with nib grades strikes again. My M nib writes much closer to a B. This doesn’t annoy me that much, but, for potential buyers, be aware of this.

    2). Be aware of potential baby’s bottom. My pen came with a bit of baby’s bottom on the nib. It’s not a horrific case, but it’s enough to impact my use of the pen. Thankfully, Appelboom Pens will adjust the nib before it goes out the door, so be sure to ask that they check for baby’s bottom. Worst comes to worst, you could always buy a new Pelikan replacement nib (which could also handle the issue above), send it to a nibmeister, or (with extreme caution) get rid of the baby’s bottom yourself.

    Overall, an excellent pen from an excellent vendor.

  2. English


    I opted for the complimentary nib tuning option and highly recommend it. This pen is gorgeous and writes well every time- smooth right out of the box, and just a joy to write with. And since Appelboom has some of the best prices I’ve found anywhere, I know I received great value for money with this purchase.

  3. English

    Phil Clubley

    I have the Pelikan M405 with an EF nib and it very quickly became a firm favourite. The nib is such a pleasure to use. Smooth with a slight springiness – whenever I use it I totally engage with it. The grey stripe adds real class to this edition. I also have the M805 but the M405 model has the edge because, being slightly smaller, I find it a more comfortable pen to use for long periods and it’s a pen I always carry with me.

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    Arthur Doctolero

    Small fountain pens are more appealing to me. They are easier to write and carry. I chose the Pelikan M405 as my first midrange fountain pen because of its elegant design and writes very well, with very little to no feedback.

    M405 is elegantly lean. It can even replace pocket square as accessory.

  5. English

    Matthew Swint (verified owner)

    From afar, you would have a difficult time differentiating the Pelikan Souveran M405 from an M205. They share the same physical dimensions. With the extra money you pay for the M405, you get a 14C-750 gold nib and three additional rings around the cap (1 additional) and barrel (2 additional). For me, the M405 fits nicely in my hand, though is maybe a little bit short. With the cap posted, the length is very nice and the pen is comfortable enough to write with for long durations in this configuration.

  6. English


    Beautiful and classic Pelikan design. Lightweight, which makes it great for long writing sessions. Smooth, springy, wet writing nib. Fine nib writes more like a Medium, which is exactly what I wanted; definitely go a size down with Pelikan gold nib pens. Love the black and anthracite stripes, just a lovely design. Uncaps quickly, which is convenient. The M400 size is also good for those with smaller hands.

    Love this pen! Great customer service from Appelboom; I will definitely be buying more pens from them soon!

  7. English

    Tom Schneider (verified owner)

    This is such a nice little pen. While significantly smaller that the M805, it is a great daily carry pen, and in very unique black and anthracite colors. My only caution: the nib while supposedly an <EF>, writes more like a <M>, but it’s very smooth. Love it!

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