Souverän - A world-famous classic. The production of the Souverän sleeve is subject to an elaborate process. The typical, striped material is made out of cotton based on a formula developed specially for Pelikan. It takes month until the block providing the stripes is finished, whereupon the tailor-made plating is curved and cut into a contour using a natural diamond. The characteristic double rings are then integrated into the cap and barrel with the utmost precision. The writing instrument is then polished until it reaches a brilliant luster. The ball pen K400 with push-button mechanism comes with a large capacity black refill.
1950, the model 400 was launched. With its green-striped sleeve, it has become a world-wide symbol for the brand of Pelikan. In the eighties, the series was baptized Souverän, though popular lore has taken to calling it by its nick-name Stresemann, because the state secretary of the “Weimarer Republik” was famous for his striped suits... The tortoise-white Souverän pen was produced in 2004, along the lines of the pen model 400 of the 1950's with a tortoise-brown/transparent ink container. Its striped, transparent sleeve shines delicately in gold. The remaining parts of the body are held in white and give this model its characteristically bright and friendly splendor.
The production of the sleeve is an elaborate task, as the cotton material - its formula was developed specially for Pelikan - must go through many manufacturing steps in order to create this striped piece of material. It is bent, smoothed and its contours are diamond-cut. Next, the characteristic double clips at the back of the barrel are integrated into the material. This is done with the highest precision in order to obtain a virtually seamless transition between the materials. The writing instrument is then polished to a high sheen before the slightly springy clip with its famous, stylized Pelikan is mounted. Currently Pelikan is also offering the Souverän Tortoiseshell-White as a Special Edition in the size 600 are real collectibles and only available for a limited time.
If you love classics, you own a Souverän writing instrument.
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