M1000 Raden Starlight

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Souverän® M1000 Raden Starlight

The fountain pens of the Raden Collection belong to the most coveted Pelikan pens today. Raden is a traditional Japanese decorative craft used for lacquer ware and woodwork. The fountain pen M1000 Starlight is made with particles from the abalone shell which originates in the Japanese Sea. In the production process, the abalone shell is placed on the ground and flattened with a stone into very thin sheets. These sheets are cut into narrow strips and then affixed in varying pattern around the cap and the barrel of the M1000 fountain pen. The free parts are decorated with gold dust which is sprinkled over the fountain pen until it looks like a star-spangled night sky. Afterward, the fountain pen is once again coated with lacquer, and then the surface is polished. With the Maki-e technique, the artist individually signs and numbers each fountain pen.

In 1929, Pelikan registered the patent for the piston mechanism, a new fountain pen filling system. This technique, refined and updated, is still used today. The M1000 is ideal for fountain pen lovers who write a lot as it has the biggest ink capacity of any piston fountain pen in the market today.

The Pelikan fountain pens M1000 Starlight are masterpieces with finely-chased 18 carat gold nibs in the size M, accentuated with a rhodium décor. Each fountain pen is encased in a traditional Japanese gift box which is made of Paulownia wood. The M1000 Starlight will be released in autumn 2014 and is only available in a limited edition of 333 pieces worldwide.


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