Review: M605 White Transparent (2017)

Pelikan M605 White Transparent Fountain PenThe latest East coast holiday season snow storm has come and gone but none of the new fallen snow thus far has been as white as the M605 White Transparent.  Pelikan’s latest M6xx release was preceded by a bit of uncertainty due to pre-release product photography that was somewhat poorly representative of the actual pen.  Despite that, popular opinion has been favorable towards the M605 and vendors have noted strong sales.  News of a new M6xx Souverän is usually welcomed by many as this model’s size hits the sweet spot for a large swath of enthusiasts.  Unfortunately, it is also one of the more neglected lines in the Souverän family.   The White Transparent looks very sharp with clean lines that are nicely complimented by its palladium plated furniture.  Filling the pen with your favorite colored ink allows it to take on an additional dimension thanks to the transparent barrel which provides for easy viewing of the ink chamber.  A white pen can be somewhat polarizing amongst those in the community and the White Transparent will likely be no exception.  A pen so pure white is surely to be at risk for staining and while its critics will be quick to point that out, the pen has a charm that should allow many to look past such potential shortcomings.

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News: M605 White Transparent

Pelikan M605 White Transparent Fountain PenIn addition to the Maki-e Dragonfly, Pelikan’s retail channels also broke news of the M605 White Transparent due out in the second half of next month (October 2017).  News of this model was first announced here at the Perch way back in July and much of what was expected at that time has materialized in the final release version of this new model.  Many will appreciate the fact that the M6xx line is getting some attention as this is the preferred size for many who find an M400 too small and an M800 too large.  Pelikan bills this model as a modern reinterpretation of the classic Souverän.  The official statement reads;

Gracefully with a gentle appearance. That‘s the look of the new Pelikan Souverän M605 White-Transparent. Thanks to its tone-in-tone design it seems to be inconspicuous but it is absolutely not. The bright but not cold white colour shades underline the very modern interpretation of the true classic Souverän.

If you’ve been waiting for Pelikan to release a new M6xx, this might be the one for you.

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