September 20, 2021


Raden is a traditional Japanese decorative craft. Working with small pieces of precious shell material, the master artist creates a unique and distinctive striped fountain pen which is an impressive piece of art. Each individually produced piece is crafted by hand and truly unique.

Pelikan is pleased and proud to offer this new Limited Edition M1000 Raden White Ray as the beautiful successor of M1000 Raden Green Ray. Also, with this edition, the new Raden White Ray combines the wonderful Japanese decorative craftsmanship with fountain pen models of Pelikan’s famous
Souverän® series which makes these pens a symbiosis of two cultures.


The first step to create the M 1000 Raden White Ray fountain pen is to use the special Japanese Urushi lacquer to give the surface of the pen a deep black impression. Then the traditional stripes are made with particles from white mother of pearl material. In the next step the stripes are fixed to the cap and barrel by a coating of lacquer. Finally, the artist individually signs and numbers each fountain pen with Maki-e technique.


The M1000 Raden White Ray comes in a traditional Japanese gift box which is made of Paulownia wood. This unique edition will be available from mid-September 2021 in a limited edition of 400 pieces worldwide.