Year of production: Early to mid 1980s
Filling system: Standard International Ballpoint Refills (Original & New refill included)
Material: Brown Resin lower body, Tortoise Celluloid Shell Upper Body, Gold Filled Trimmings
Length (pen closed): 123mm
The pen offered here is a very rare type of the famous K400, in fact its its predecessor made in the intermediate time between the production of the 455 model and the later K400 model. This pen has one ring in the middle as opposed to the 2 rings on the K400 model, as well as a gold crown as opposed to the plastic crown on the K400. Compared to its predecessor the 455, it has a gold plated metal tip on the front for a better protection as a slightly thicker body and larger crown. In a way its a hybrid of the two, featuring the best of both. It is also one of the last Pelikan pens to bare the W. Germany mark, since it was produced in the last decade before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
It features the classic tortoise shell look, but made out of celluloid, almost identical to the 400 fountain pen serious with a deep intricate patterns that give it that amazing look. The form factor is also borrowed from its 450/350 pencil siblings launched in the 50s, and amazingly it still looks modern and nice. Very clean shape where form follows function. It uses the standard international refills, readily available we will include the original one and new one as well. The mechanism is nice and smooth with a nice click sound each time. The pen is in mint condition with minimal signs of use, perfectly preserved and functional.
This item is covered by our 1 Year Full International Warranty at no additional cost. The terms of our Warranty are very simple, meant to give you a secure and trouble-free buying experience.
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This item is located in Europe and ships Worldwide.
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