It's time for my terribly late review of the new Pelikan Souverän M805 Vibrant Blue! I don't want to repeat myself too much, so I'll try to keep things short and focus more on what's new rather than doing another full review of this pen. If you want to read about the full specs of the Pelikan M80x fountain pen, you can head over to my review of the classic M805 HERE.
Granted, that could have something to do with the fact that I'm not a huge fan of the color blue, but I think it's more because it's so bright and playful. I admit, I used to only like black pens, but over the last two years or so, my preferences changed quite drastically (the biggest evidence being my bright orange Delta Dolcevita). Yet nevertheless something about this pen just didn't feel right. It lacks the classy appearance we're used to seeing from Pelikan, perhaps.
Trims and nib are all rhodium plated, the nib being monotone rhodium-colored. (Ever since the Stresemann, they implemented the monotone rhodium plated nibs on all rhodium-trimmed pens, instead of the usual bi-coloured nibs) The change to a monotone nibs is for the better, it definitely looks sleeker on a rhodium-trimmed pen like this. However I can't help but find the bi-colored nibs show off the beautiful engraving on the nib face a bit better.
Note: this pen was lent to me by Pelikan, so I could write this review. I was in no way influenced in the making of this review, the opinions shared in this review are completely my own!