This is a stunning looking writing instrument; classic Pelikan lines, with a bright, milky-white cap, section, & piston turning knob. The whole, has a sleek elegant finish, perfectly accented with silvered clip, cap ferrule, & rings along the body of the pen. I really cannot get over those stripes on the barrel - they're exquisite !! The entire nib is plated in Rhodium over the 14K (EF) gold, & it writes very smoothly, with just a hint of feedback (which is nice).
It feels solid in the hand, is well balanced when posted (for me); I imagine you may be able to write with same, unposted; not the largest of pens - but it is true what they say - small is beautiful.
The Pelikan with single chick, as ever, present - the sand-blasted surround of that emblem, so well done; to my mind, one of Pelikan's seminal aesthetic achievements. Of course, the Cellulose Acetate body & cap make this incredibly lightweight, & with just over half a turn of the cap, it separates nicely from the barrel. The nib itself, not overly ornate, but consistent with the higher end Pelikan (Souveran) range.
In truth, I cannot fault this latest issue - as with all from this fine pen manufacturer, quality is indeed the watchword.