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Graf von Faber Castell Limited Edition POY 2017 Vikings Platinum Plated Fountain Pen
The revolutionary and pioneering construction of the Nordic long-boats inspired in designing of the Graf von Faber Castell Limited Edition POY 2017 Vikings Platinum Plated Fountain Pen. 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.
Curly birch, with its brown markings that occur in no other figured wood, is one of the characteristics trees of the Nordic world. The heartwood grows with inclusion of sapwood that produce markings shaped like little flames. In mythology the birch counts as a protector and was specially revered by the Vikings who were faced with so many dangers. The warm colour 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 comes with an 18-carat, bicolour gold nib that is inscribed by hand. Each pen is an unique work of art and is individually numbered: the platinum-plated fountain pen is a limited edition of 500, the rollerball pen of only 150. Each of these writing implements is presented in a brightly polished black wooden case.
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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