Graf von Faber Castell Caucasian NutWood Fountain Pen Of The Year 2010
The Pen of the Year 2010 is adored with case-hardened metal parts and fine engravings. Until the late 19th century, case hardening was the sign of a high-quality gun, with the inimitable shimmering coloration it provides. For centuries, the technique was handed down by word of mouth and was something of a secret art. The metal parts are usually packed in carbonized leather and heated to convert the surface into steel; the colours appear on cooling. Some 20 parameters contribute to the beautiful visual effect, including the thickness of the metal, the temperature, and the rate of cooling.
No two case-hardened items are identical. The effect is rounded off by elaborate gold damascene work. Before the case hardening, the engraver cuts a groove with a dovetail cross-section, and the 24-carat gold inlay is later set into it, which is then polished.
The material of the Graf von Faber Castell Caucasian NutWood Fountain Pen Of The Year 2010 pen barrel fully matches up to the claim of exclusivity: precious Caucasian nut wood. Stored for many years, walnut wood is tough and not particularly elastic but it does not warp or splinter. It also better withstands compression and flexing forces than oak. In short, it is the ideal wood for the stock of a gun and for very special writing implements. The Graf von Faber Castell Caucasian NutWood Fountain Pen Of The Year 2010 possesses a beautiful figuring, with fine but marked patterns. The hand-carved ˜fish scales™ pattern rounds off the overall effect of the barrel.
The valuable wood of the barrel and the masterfully crafted metal parts make the Graf von Faber Castell Caucasian NutWood Fountain Pen Of The Year 2010 an exclusive and individual fountain pen. The platinum-plated end cap, decorated with a case-hardened metal disc, protects the knob for the plunger mechanism, on which each pen is individually numbered. The case has a lid made of walnut veneer. A certificate testifies that the pen with its 24-carat gold inlays is one of a limited edition.
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About Graf von Faber Castell
The legacy unveals from the idea of enclosing a thin graphite lead in a wooden casing was several hundred years old; it was not new when the ancestors of Faber Castell founded a pencil factory in 1761. It was only when the great great grandfather of Baron Lothar von Faber, who took over the family firm in 1839, was the first to turn the pencil into a genuity quality product of functionality and the world’s First Brand Name writing implement.
Standards for the length, diameter and hardness of pencils; standards which apply till today. He was credited for creating a series of fascinating products which continued to set an example of Simplicity and Design.
The GrandFather of Count Anton von Faber Castell; Count Alexander zu Castell-Rudenhausen carried on this tradition. The Faber Castell company which takes its name from Count Anton’s grandfather’s marriage to Lothar von Faber’s granddaughter Ottilie, is not only the oldest manufacturer of wood cased pencils, but also the world’s best known name in graphite and colour pencils.
Graf von Faber Castell ‘s elegant design continued to reign till today more than 250 years later. With wonderful collections like the Pen of The Year POY and classic quality collections like the pernambuco wood, ebony and its iconic Perfect Pencil still the favourite of many generations to come.
Timeless design remains the heart of the company since then and will continue to be so to bring the life Simplicity Is A Luxury Itself; an embodiment of luxury of simplicity, harmonious combination of selected quality materials, aesthetic looks and a high standard of functionalism.
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