Graf von Faber Castell Limited Edition POY 2020 Sparta Black Fountain Pen
The Graf von Faber Castell Limited Edition POY 2020 Sparta Black Edition Fountain Pen is inspired by the Greek heroes of Sparta and their king Leonidas. The Spartiate’s discipline and superiority are legendary, acquired in a strict education from childhood onwards. In homage to the art of metalworking which was applied to produce Spartan armour, short swords and shields the distinctive barrel of the writing instruments is adorned with premium diamonds which are set by hand. The milled, matt grip zone is a reference to the warriors’ breastplate. The milled decorations on the barrel are reminiscent of the archaic patterns on the Spartans’ protective, precisely fitting battle dress. The spring-loaded clip on the cap of the Pen of the Year 2020 is based on the shape of the Greek ridge helmet.
Plunger-type fountain pen with handmade 18-carat gold nib (magnum-sized)
42 uncut diamonds of 2.1 carat (blind, set by hand) as a reference to the rivets on the Spartan armour; they embody Greek values such as pride, persevearance and dignity; diamond is the hardest natural material – the word “diamond“ is derived from the Greek word adámas (ἀδάμας) which translates as “invincible“.
Milled, matt grip zone as a reference to the Spartan warriors‘ breastplate (adapted to the anatomy of the body), sand-blasted; milled pattern is reminiscent of the strip-style armour worn in the abdomen region. PVD-coated highly polished metal parts (anthracite coloured PVD coating made from titanium).
Magnum-sized 18-carat gold nib, nib widths M, F, B, BB. All writing instruments are individually numbered.
Delivered in a black, highly polished wooden box (including brochure and certificate of authenticity). Additional insert offers space for six more writing instruments.
Limited to 270 pieces.
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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