The name Ductus is of Latin origin and translates as leadership. The Ductus series was developed for straightforward people with a unique style and fits its flexible filling mechanism (large cartridge or converter) to the modern life-style.
The brass barrel is first lacquered and then polished to a high sheen. Afterwards, the pinstripe lines are engraving and then filled with precious metals -- for the silver colour, Pelikan use Palladium, for the golden color, 24 carat gold is used. The last step for every Ductus writing instrument is a coating of clear lacquer which makes the surface not only smooth but also robust.