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Faber-Castell’s Pen of the Year


Made using 24-carat gold and 1,700-year-old oak, Faber-Castell’s Pen of the Year is an exquisite writing instrument

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Visit German pen maker Faber-Castell to seek out the brand’s Pen of the Year 2012. Made in a limited edition of 1,500 pieces, this exquisite fountain pen is crafted with sections of 1,700-year-old oak, sourced from deep in Germany’s marshes.

These extraordinary pieces of wood have a rough, irregular surface, giving the pen a texture similar to driftwood. The oak has been covered in delicate gold leaf by art restorer and church painting specialist Ernst D Feldmann.

Using a 4,000-year-old technique that dates back to the ancient Egyptians, Feldmann applied layers of 24-carat gold to the oak barrel using a fine squirrel-hair brush. Embedded in resin, this reveals a unique pattern of reflections that only the purest gold can display.

Each pen is individually numbered and comes with a certificate, signed personally by Feldmann, attesting to the 24-carat leaf gilding on this fine writing instrument.

Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2012, €3,500

Galeria Kaufhof, Hohe Strasse 41-53, 50667 Cologne, +49 (0)221 2230

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