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Graf-von Faber Castell Fountain Pen Review
Posted 19 November 2006 - 15:59
I haven’t posted for a while, but I thought I’d start with a review of the Faber-Castell Fountain Pen. This is the Silver Plate version, which I picked up at Harrods last year. Strangely it has 3 boxes, an outer box, an inner box, and a wooden box which actually holds the pen.
The pen is very heavy, at least twice the weight of my Lamy 2000, and will make you tired if used for long periods of time, such as exams.
Compared to Lamy 2000
Length: 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in)
Length posted : 17.8 cm (7 in)
Width (at widest) : 1.2 cm (1/2 in)
The pen is very well made, with no structural anomalies present. The sprung clip is secure in a shirt pocket, but due to the silver plating the pen, I wouldn’t leave it in such a vulnerable area, as it is likely to scratch.
The nib is a generous size, and it is two tone. It is a very smooth writer, and my fine nib has about the same width as my fine Lamy.
The converter is of a decent size, and doesn’t need filling that often, compared with the Dunhill AD2000, see previous review.
The pen isn’t cheap, and to be honest, the Lamy 2000 is much less tiring for almost 1/3 of the price.
Pros: Nice solid weight, nib, build quality
Cons: Price (£300rrp – ouch!), sliver tarnishes and scratches easily.
Posted 19 November 2006 - 19:22
Was this the classic or guilloche?
Posted 25 November 2006 - 12:19
great pictures, great rewiew, great pen.
thank you for sharing
Posted 10 December 2008 - 05:48