Pelikan M205 Star Ruby Fountain Pen Set
Pelikan continues their streak of M205 Star Ruby Fountain Pen Set Special Edition Demonstrator releases based on their Edelstein Ink of The Year. The Star Ruby will be the fifth model in that line-up. The M205 Star Ruby follows the likes of the M205 Olivine (2018), M200 Smoky Quartz (2017), M205 Aquamarine (2016), and M205 Amethyst (2015). This year’s M205 appears to be a departure from past releases in that the material has a sparkly, shimmering quality for lack of a better descriptor.
The Star Ruby M205 demonstrator derives its colour from this year’s Edelstein Ink of the Year which can best be described as a burgundy-pink shade. The ink’s namesake gemstone features a geologic trait known as asterism whereby a sharp six-rayed star shimmers over the surface of the stone when it is moved thanks to needle-like rutile inclusions. The Star Ruby pens appear to be made from a material that possess a special shimmer effect which serves to give each one a unique look.
Sparkle effect aside, the M205 will otherwise feature Pelikan’s standard trim package. That includes chromium plated furniture with a printed one chick logo cap top and a chromium plated crown, a single cap band, a single trim ring at the piston knob, and the traditional beak clip. Stainless steel nibs in the standard widths of EF, F, M, and B will be available at the time of purchase. Obviously, a demonstrator is designed to show off the inner workings of a pen as well as the ink reservoir though that can invite some unsightly stains which can be off putting for some.
The M205 Star Ruby will comprise a limited production run.
About Pelikan Pen
Pelikan is a global brand and was founded in Hanover in 1832. It is a German but Swiss-incorporated manufacturer of premium fountain pens and other writing, office and art equipments. Pelikan is also credited with the invention of the differential-piston filling method.
Pelikan “true” history began with the model “100” and the modified 100N (both fountain pens), which sparked the genesis of the company’s distinctive styling.
The modern-day range includes a popular Souverän (meaning Sovereign) line which consists of the very small M300, small M400, medium M600, large M800 and oversized M1000. A new range of large, modern pens have recently been released called ‘Toledo’, are manufactured in two sizes in Toledo in Spain. The M700 Toledo is the same size as the (new-style) M400 and the M900 is the same size as the M800.
Pelikan is also credited for making Pelikan Special Edition Pens and Pelikan Limited Edition Pens since 1993. The first was the Blue Ocean, a transparent ‘demonstrator’ version of the M800 fountain pen.
The tradition of producing several Limited Editions showing German craftsmanship was also complemented by Pelikan Special Editions which are not produced in limited number, but for a limited time.