This is the Pelikan Wall Street limited edition pen. It was made in 1995 as a homage to the trading market on wall street in Manhattan New York. Off course this was way before the 2008 crisis.
A total of 4500 pens was made. Single fountain pens, and a combination of fountain pen with a ball point. I think 1900 of the 4500 pens were the combination set, the rest single fountain pens. The pen was named M815.
First Impressions (8/10)
The pen looks really elegant on first look. Its quite standard compared to other LE's but differs enough to let u know it isn't just the regular M800.
Appearance & Design (8/10)
Based on the old style M800, the pen has the gold disc at the bottom, and the old style logo on top giving it a really classic and elegant look.
The pen comes in a acryl box, not really soft at the inside. However I did not find any scratches on the pen.
Trough it has a lot in common with the standard M800 pen, there are some differences. The cap and fillingknob are dark gray. The shaft has the look of marmer and has a really deep look. Hard to describe, but with the right light it looks stunning. I tried to photograph it (see below) but its best seen in person.
On the shaft also a plaque of 24 karat gold is placed.
Despite of the theme, wall street, the pen isn't really a show off.
Weight & Dimensions (9/10)
I think this pen is almost as heavy as any other M800. The only difference being the plaque of gold on the barrel. It weights a total of 29 grams including the cap which I think is a nice weight for a daily user. Like any other pelikan the cap can be posted, personally I don't do that.
Nib & Performance (9/10)
What can I say, Its a Pelikan. The nib is a 18K duotone nib. This was my first medium nib and it made me like medium nibs a lot. It writes really smooth and gives a nice medium line.
Filling System (10/10)
Its a pistonfiller like all other pelikan souverän pens. The mechanism is made of solid brass making it more durable than the plastic one in my m600, m400 and m200‘s. Turning the knob is going really smooth. But this is the case with all pelikans. Like the m800 it holds enough ink for a long time writing. I don’t know how many pages you can write with a full pen, because I fill the pen often.
Cost & Value (8/10)
I brought this pen from penboard.de which I really would advice when buying a pen. I paid about 500 euro for a non used pen including all boxes and papers. I think this is a good price for the pen. About 75 euro more than a regular M800.
Conclusion (Final score 8/10)
Unless u lost a lot of money in 2008, and can't stand wall street any more, I think this is a great pen. It being a limited edition, with the marmer look, gold plaque and old style M800 body, makes it a really nice pen to have. However it can be used as any other M800 without any problem making it best of both worlds for me
Here some pictures!
Edited by RobertJRB, 06 January 2013 - 16:42.