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Pelikan M400 (Old Style)

In 1982 Pelikan re-established the production of high-quality fountain pens. In 1965, Pelikan stopped producing the 400NN, and after this Merz & Krell only produced it for a period. The return to old values is shown by the fact that the only substantial difference between the new M400 and the old 400 is the feed. Modern feeds are produced by injection molding, so finer fins are possible, which run across rather than along the length of the nib.

The Pelikan logo was made to correspond to the type of pen, so that pens in a case could be rapidly identified. The fountain pen´s logo was still in the matching color, while the rollerball´s logo is grey. The models after 1997 have uniform design marks and the style was upgraded with double decorative rings on the filling knob, a second ring on the cap and a ring on the grip section.

In the early years the model was sold in Japan were labelled as # 500 or M500, see photo of the leaflet below.

Model Production Period Nib
M400 (Old Style) 1982-1997

14 ct gold nib

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
0.49 oz 5.00 in 4.02 in 2.24 in 0.46 in 1.40 ml
14.0 g 127 mm 102 mm 57 mm 11.7 mm


M400 (Old Style)

M400 (Old Style) Green-striped Series Production Color
Production: 1982-1997Nib: 14 ct gold Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentPelikan Schreibgeräte-Collection 1984/1985 DeutschLink opens PDF documentPelikan Traditionelle Schreibgeräte
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: green-stripedCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated
M400 (Old Style) Black Exportmodel Color Details
Production: 1988Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Exportmodel
Barrel Color: blackCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated

First models had a friction fit nib unit, but this was quickly changed and installed the usual thread nib unit.

M400 (Old Style) Tortoise brown-striped Series Production Color
Production: 1984-1997Nib: 14 ct gold Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentPelikan Schreibgeräte-Collection 1984/1985 DeutschLink opens PDF documentPelikan Traditionelle Schreibgeräte
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: brown-stripedCap Color: dark brownTrim: gold plated
M400 (Old Style) Blue-striped Series Production Color
Production: 1995-1997Nib: 14 ct gold Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentEin Wert für sich
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: blue-stripedCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated
M400 (Old Style) Green transparent Prototype Color Details
Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Prototype
Barrel Color: green transparentCap Color: green transparentTrim: gold plated

Demonstrator, logo on green translucent cap top.

M400 (Old Style) Green-Hooped Prototype Color
Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Prototype
Barrel Color: green-hoopedCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated

Pelikan M400

Model Production Period Nib
M400 since 1997

14 ct gold nib

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
0.54 oz 4.92 in 4.02 in 2.24 in 0.46 in 1.30 ml
15.3 g 125 mm 102 mm 57 mm 11.7 mm


M400

M400 Green-striped Series Production Color
Production: since 1997Nib: 14 ct gold Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentPelikan Jeder Mensch ist individuell.
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Logo as of 2010 (brushed metal design - one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: green-stripedCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated
M400 Blue-striped Series Production Color
Production: since 1997Nib: 14 ct gold Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentPelikan Jeder Mensch ist individuell.
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Logo as of 2010 (brushed metal design - one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: blue-stripedCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated
M400 Black Series Production Color
Nib: 14 ct gold Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentPelikan Jeder Mensch ist individuell.
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Logo as of 2010 (brushed metal design - one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: blackCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated
M400 Red-striped Series Production Color
Nib: 14 ct gold Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentMoments by Pelikan
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Logo as of 2010 (brushed metal design - one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: red-stripedCap Color: blackTrim: gold plated
M400 Light tortoise-striped Series Production Color
Production: since 2001Nib: 14 ct gold Leaflet: Deutsch,EnglischLink opens PDF documentStatements of Inspiration
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Logo as of 2010 (brushed metal design - one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: light tortoise-stripedCap Color: whiteTrim: gold plated
M400 Tortoise brown-striped Series Production Color
Production: 1998-2006Nib: 14 ct gold Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentPelikan Jeder Mensch ist individuell.
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: brown-stripedCap Color: dark brownTrim: gold plated
M400 Tortoise brown-striped SE 2016 Special Edition Color
Production: 2016Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 2010 (brushed metal design - one chicken) Special Edition
Barrel Color: brown-stripedCap Color: dark brownTrim: gold plated

Pelikan M405

Model Production Period Nib
M405 since 2002

14 ct gold nib

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
15,3 g 4.92 in 4.02 in 2.24 in 0.46 in 1.30 ml
15.3 g 125 mm 102 mm 57 mm 11.7 mm


M405

M405 Black Series Production Color
Production: since 2002Nib: 14 ct gold Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentMoments by Pelikan
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Logo as of 2010 (brushed metal design - one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: blackCap Color: blackTrim: silver-colored
M405 Blue-striped Series Production Color
Production: since 2003Nib: 14 ct gold Leaflet: Deutsch,EnglischLink opens PDF documentStatements of Inspiration
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Logo as of 2010 (brushed metal design - one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: blue-stripedCap Color: blackTrim: silver-colored
M405 Dark blue Series Production Color
Production: 2003-2006Nib: 14 ct gold Leaflet: Deutsch,EnglischLink opens PDF documentStatements of Inspiration DeutschLink opens PDF documentStatements of Inspiration 2006
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: dark blueCap Color: dark blueTrim: silver-colored
M405 Stresemann Series Production Color
Production: since 2016Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 2010 (brushed metal design - one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: anthracite-stripedCap Color: blackTrim: silver-colored

Pelikan M415

This model is a Special Edition of the brown tortoise striped M400 and has no ring at the filling knob. The nib style is the typical design as with the M400 model, but without the rhodium bi-color plating, so the nib color is yellow gold.

Model Production Period Nib
M415 2009

14 ct gold nib

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
0.49 oz 4.92 in 4.02 in 2.24 in 0.46 in 1.30 ml
14.0 g 125 mm 102 mm 57 mm 11.7 mm


M415

M415 Tortoise brown-striped Special Edition Color Details
Production: 2009Nib: 14 ct gold
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Special Edition
Barrel Color: brown-stripedCap Color: dark brownTrim: gold plated

For the US market

Pelikan M420

Cap and filling knob made from sterling silver.

Model Production Period Nib
M420 2004-2006

18 ct gold nib

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
4.92 in 4.02 in 2.24 in 0.46 in 1.30 ml
125 mm 102 mm 57 mm 11.7 mm


M420

M420 Black-Silver Series Production Color
Production: 2004-2006Nib: 18 ct gold Leaflet: Deutsch,EnglischLink opens PDF documentStatements of Inspiration
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: blackCap Color: silverTrim: silver-colored

Pelikan M425

Cap and filling knob made from sterling silver. Barrel is transparent dark green.

Model Production Period Nib
M425 2005

18 ct gold nib

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
4.92 in 4.02 in 2.24 in 0.46 in 1.30 ml
125 mm 102 mm 57 mm 11.7 mm


M425

M425 Dark green transparent Series Production Color
Production: 2005Nib: 18 ct gold Leaflet: Deutsch,EnglischLink opens PDF documentTouching your senses
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: dark green transparentCap Color: silverTrim: silver-colored

Pelikan M430

Model Production Period Nib
M430 1999

18 ct gold nib

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
4.92 in 4.02 in 2.24 in 0.46 in 1.30 ml
125 mm 102 mm 57 mm 11.7 mm


M430

M430 Silvercap Series Production Color Details
Production: 1999Nib: 18 ct gold Leaflet: SpanischLink opens PDF documentPelikan CATÁLOGO GENERAL
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: blackCap Color: silverTrim: gold plated

Cap is made from sterling silver

Pelikan M450

Cap and filling knob made from vermeil (gold plated sterling silver)

Model Production Period Nib
M450 2004-2006

18 ct gold nib

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
4.92 in 4.02 in 2.24 in 0.46 in 1.30 ml
125 mm 102 mm 57 mm 11.7 mm


M450

M450 Black Series Production Color
Production: 1998-2001Nib: 18 ct gold Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentPelikan Jeder Mensch ist individuell.
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: blackCap Color: vermeilTrim: gold plated
M450 Light tortoise-striped / Gold Series Production Color
Production: 2004-2006Nib: 18 ct gold Leaflet: Deutsch,EnglischLink opens PDF documentStatements of Inspiration
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: brown-stripedCap Color: vermeilTrim: gold plated