Graf Von Faber-Castell Vikings 2017 Pen of the Year Fountain Pen
The revolutionary and pioneering construction of the Nordic longboats is the inspiration behind the design of Graf Von Faber-Castell's Vikings 2017 Pen of the Year. The platinum-plated barrel is reminiscent of the elegant curves of those renowned boats; finished with masterly craftsmanship in the spirit of the epoch-making skill of the Vikings. With great precision, slivers of ‘curly’ birch are integrated. A special process has made it possible to cut such thin pieces from this wood, which is very delicate on account of its attractive patterning. That takes a degree of skill otherwise found only in the cutting and polishing of gemstones. The warm color of the wood, full of nuances, harmonizes wonderfully with the carnelian that is let into the cap and glows an intense red. The result is a fascinating interplay with the cool metallic shine of the platinum-plated barrel, the name Graf von Faber-Castell engraved in the end piece in runes. The fountain pen features an 18K bi-colored nib, inscribed by hand. Limited to 500 fountain pens and rollerballs. Each piece is presented in an exclusive, brightly polished black wooden box with an attractive brochure and certificate of authenticity.