Pelikan M205 Clear Demonstrator (Special Edition)
Pelikan is a German manufacturer of writing instruments that was founded in 1832. Its headquarters are located in Schindellegi, Switzerland, its CEO is Hooi Keat Loo, it has roughly 1,854 employees (as of 2015), and revenues above 200,000,000 euros (as of 2015).
The Pelikan M205 Clear Demonstrator is a piston-filling fountain pen; it is smaller in size than the Pelikan M400, M600, M800, and M1000. Its specifications are as follows:
- Colors: Clear
- Filling System: Piston
- Diameter (Grip): 9.3mm/.4 inches
- Diameter (Total): 13.5mm/.5 inches
- Length (Capped): 126mm/4.2 inches
- Length (Posted): 12.9 cm/5.1 inches
- Length (Uncapped): 121mm/ 4.8 inches
- Nib Color: Gold Plated
- Nib Material: Steel
The Pelikan M200/M205 line are among the smallest fountain pens that Pelikan manufactures. However, they are postable, and the caps post securely on the back of the pens. The nibs are smooth and often write immediately with little priming needed. The piston filling mechanism is easy to operate, and while you can see the ink in the demonstrator versions of the pen, the non-demonstrator versions (such as the red one pictured) have ink windows for the user to determine if they are low on ink.
While the pen may be too small for some, its reliability, quality, ease of use, brand prestige and heritage make it a valuable addition for any seasoned collector or novice. For these reasons, the Pelikan M200/M205 is recommended by Lion Stationers. It can be purchased from the following vendors (click on the name to go to the website listing):