Pelikan M120 Iconic Blue Fountain Pen


This pen is made for writing long essays (or love letters)! The Pelikan 120 was launched in 1955 as a student pen and perfected to withstand heavy use, hence the superb ink capacity and the no frills aesthetic. 

Pelikan, simply the German spelling of ‘pelican’, was founded in 1838 by chemist Carl Hornemann in Hanover, Germany, initially as an ink factory. Guenther Wagner took over the company in 1871 and seven years later, the titular pelican logo, with its four chicks below it, was designed and trademarked - one of the first trademarks in Germany. 

Though they had created a range of inks for every use (everyday writing ink, indelible bookkeeping ink, and even perfumed ink specifically formulated for female customers), Pelikan had not yet created a pen, and so in 1929 they produced their first, simply known as the ‘Pelikan Fountain Pen'. With a slick green barrel and black cap, it’s piston-fill technology and transparent ink window were revolutionary for the time, and a real game changer for fountain pen design.

Nib Size: Medium
Nib Material: Gold-plated steel
Cap type: Threaded screw-on cap
Cartridge type: Piston fill 
Dimensions: Capped: 13cm, diameter 12cm
                      Posted: 15.5 cm
Included: Presentation box and pouch