Pelikan Souverän M900 Toledo fountain pen
Item no: Pel-924597
Pelikan Souverän M900 Toledo fountain pen, a true classic. The art of working with Damascus steel goes back thousands of years. Here, steel and iron are decorated by engraving patterns into the surface. A thin layer of gold is then applied and incorporated into the pattern with the help of a small hammer. By then heating the steel to about 800C, the surface will oxidize and turn black, while the gold will shine. This technique traveled with the Arabs to Spain and was perfected over the years, mainly in the well-known city of Toledo..
In 1931, Pelikan applied this technique for its Toledo model, with such success that the design was hardly modified over the years. Today the decorative holder is made of sterling silver, the motif on the mantle is gold plated. Each Toledo fountain pen is a unique piece, made in Germany. The engravings in the motif are applied by hand to bring each pelican feather to life. Due to the time-consuming manual work, a maximum of 200 pieces per month are made.
The cap, front and back pieces and are made of black resin. Of course, this pen traditionally has a fixed piston mechanism and the nib is made of 18 krt. gold, available in different writing widths.
Nib: 18 krt. gold