Since the dawn of humankind, communication has been at the forefront of our consciousness. The invention of writing is considered to be one of the most important achievements of our civilization. Writing has enabled the preservation of knowledge, the conveyance of thought, and the advent of literature. Pelikan has been dedicated to the art of writing for over 170 years. Each pen is carefully crafted in a series of 3oo individual steps before being tested by hand to ensure that nothing short of perfection leaves our European manufacturing facilities. Quality materials and innovative design are hallmarks of each Pelikan pen. The Classic Souveran pens are available in 4 sizes 400 (or 200), 600, 800 or 1000.