A couple of years ago, Pelikan made a pen with elegant grey stripes, large size (Souverän 800), naming it Stresemann, honouring Gustav Stresemann (1879-1929), Foreign Minister of the Weimar Republic, Nobel Prize for Peace in 1926,
He used to wear a new suit, with thin black/anthracite stripes, the "morning dress", that was called Stresemann as well. People started to call Stresemann also the striped fountain pens from Pelikan, that were just then starting their global success. Both the suits and the pens still carry that name to this day.
Last year, Pelikan repeated its large success with a smaller pen (405 size),and now it's launching the medium size: the 605 Stresemann.
The barrel, with the deceptively simple anthracite stripes, is made of cellulose acetate, using a traditional process that's extremely work-intensive.
For the black, finely turned, pieces, high-quality resin was used.
The clip and the rings are plated with palladium.
Piston filling system.
18 kt gold nib, available as F, M, B, completely rhodinized to obtain a silver sheen.
The EF nib is available too, with a small extra fee.
Every single writing instrument is mounted by hand and carefully checked to fulfill the strictest quality criteria.
Packed in its classic rectangular box, with its ecoleather pencase.
In one week approx from order