Developed on the M800 base, the Pelikan Kirin is a limited edition of 888 numbered fountain pens, released in 2002.
The Kirin is part of a 5-pen series dedicated to Asian Mystical and Mythological Creatures. In addition to the Kirin, the series included the Imperial Dragon, the Golden Phoenix, the White Tiger, and the Xuan Wu Turtle, all five creatures of high symbolic meaning in Asian Cultures.
The Kirin combines an intense yellow resin on the cap, knob, and grip of the fountain pen with an elaborate silver sleeve on the barrel. The barrel features exclusive Toledo work design developed exclusively for this edition featuring an image of the Mystical Kirin in the woods.
The pen listed here is new, and comes with a full set of boxes and documents accompanying the edition.
As all M800 pens, the Kirin has an 18kt solid gold nib, and uses a piston filling system. The fountain pen has a transparent yellow window near the grip that allows the user to check remaining ink level.