Introducing the Pelikan M605 White-Transparent

Hey pen friends,

Rachel here. It’s been about two years since Pelikan last released a special edition in the M600/M605 series, so I was really excited to see this White-Transparent M605 version for 2017.

Pelikan M605 White-Transparent

I’m a huge fan of the M600 series. I own three in my personal collection: M600 Pink (2015 special edition), M600 Vibrant Green (2014 special edition), and the M620 Grand Place (2006 special edition), all with a broad nib. It is seriously one of my favorite pens. The size and weight is perfect for my average female hand size, and the 14kt gold nib writes incredibly smoothly. Especially in broad. So wet, so smooth, so good!

Pelikan M600 Writing Samples

I’m not normally a fan of white pens, but there’s such an elegance to this new White-Transparent M605. It leans a little more pearl white, than a bright true white. I love that Pelikan chose to pair it with palladium trim.

By the way, here’s a little Pelikan naming education: the silver color trim is what makes it an M605 instead of an M600. Gold trim pens end in -0, and silver trim pens end in -5.

Pelikan M605 White-Transparent

I really like the translucency of the stripes. I love being able to see my ink level, especially with piston-fill pens where I’m not always confident when I have a full fill or when I’m running low. Oh, and the piston is so smooth and easy to use on this pen!

Pelikan M605 White-Transparent

What’s even more awesome is the pricing. The M600 special editions in past years used to be priced around $625 MSRP (around $500 retail) in the US. This M605 White-Transparent is priced much lower at $475 MSRP ($380 our retail price). It makes it a much more appealing and competitive option in this price range.

Pelikan M605 White-Transparent

The pen box is rather unique, similar to the box that came with the M600 Pink a few years back. This one doesn’t have the lace-up ribbon, but just opens up like normal.

Pelikan M605 White-Transparent

So what do you think of this year’s special edition? If you’re not a fan of white, what colors would you like to see Pelikan produce for the M600 series in the future?

Write On,
Rachel Goulet


2017-11-13T14:27:23+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Pen News, Pen Reviews|11 Comments
  • Nellie

    That pen would look sharp in a dark red or purple.

  • David L.

    I honestly don’t care much for the white on this design of a pen. I agree with Nellie that a dark red would look excellent, but that may already be a standard run they have. I know it is for some Pelikans, but I just cannot remember if it is for the M600.

  • Tom Johnson

    White pens have not caught my eye, but this transparent white has more appeal, more elegance as you say. I like the design of the transparent stripes and would love to see this in a burgundy, emerald green, or deep amber, as well as a dark red (garnet) or purple as Nellie mentions. And, Pelikan gave the pen a white piston mechanism! Without that it wold not look as elegant. Thanks Rachel.

  • Christina Sampson

    I love white pens and think this is beautiful. I actually almost wish it wasn’t translucent. Still, the palladium trim is such an elegant complement to the pearl white.

  • Lez Cartwright

    Hello pen people, yes, I like this white Pelikan, but there’s a gorgeous turquoise one being released which is seriously on my wanted list.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      The M805 Ocean Swirl? That is a real eye catcher for sure. Love it.

  • Uniotter

    I think white pens look very classy, which is why one of my favorite pens is my Pelikan White Tortoise. It is very smooth, just as you say. I find this one really beautiful, and can imagine a lavender Pelikan looking really special as well. If I weren’t saving my money right now, I would definitely purchase that white 605!

  • Brendle Lau

    This pen looks elegant on a black desk. Since I got a black desk… I begin to appreciate all things white. Pencils and pens included.

  • Kathy

    This pen is making my heart flutter. Santa knows heโ€™d better give me one for Christmas! Aqua would be cool as well. I have blue, green, red and black ones in the 600-800 series. The red is my favorite, but this white one is stunning!

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      I’ll put in a word with Santa for you if you put in a good word for me ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • DNL 78

    How wide is the broad nib? 0.8? More than that? Would you recommend of any grinding? Thanks