News: M800 Royal Gold Raden

Pelikan M800 Royal Gold RadenThe release of a new Raden model to follow-up on last year’s Sunrise has been expected but specific details have been lacking.  That changed this evening when De Roos gave us a glimpse of a new Raden model from Pelikan via their Instagram page.  De Roos is a fountain pen retailer based in Heemstede, Netherlands and has been around since 1953.  The pen featured today is the upcoming M800 Royal Gold.  It appears that De Roos is the first to break this news.  This would be the first Raden release in the M8xx form factor since the Kyokko & Gekko of 2005.  It will join the likes of the Kyokko & Gekko (2005), Moonlight (2011), Sunlight (2013), Starlight (2014), and Sunrise (2016).  For those unfamiliar with Raden, it is a traditional Japanese decorative craft characterized by finely ground abalone embedded or glued onto laquer-coated surfaces.  The inlay glitters in wonderful colors when struck by light.  The painstaking process ensures that these are usually limited in number and quite expensive at retail.

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