> Are you talking about the old-production pens that were silver-plated instead of
> rhodinated/platinated (current production)? The current production pens don't tarnish.
This might explain one model that I did not find in the main site. There is a solid silver, a platinum plated with resin? section, and a Rhodium plated. This last one is a ghost pen,
that keeps vanishing as I look. If you have one of these models, would you please share the nipple's material? Is it gold 18k like the nib?
There is just the old version (silver plated) and the new version (platinum plated). I wasn't sure what their plating material is (rhodium or platinum), so I stated the two (which are frequently used for such jobs). There shouldn't be any difference in looks. I have pens from different brands that are platinum plated and rhodium plated and for the life of me I cannot detect any differences.
By the by, their solid silver Graf von Faber Castell pen is a real beauty! Can be polished whenever it tarnishes but will never wear away any plating. It can be recognized by the two milled rings on the cap top (the other Graf pens only have one ring).
Also, all pens from the Graf series have 18k gold nibs. Also, the resin pens (also called Guilloche because of their nice engraved pattern I believe) are not to be confused with the "Graf von Faber Castell" series. The Graf series is to my knowledge only available in three types of wood (pernambuco, grenadilla, ebony) and Sterling silver. The resin pens you're talking about are also very nice but the are a tad smaller, come in colors such as red, yellow, blue, and platinated full metal and as of lately also black resin (their latest addition). All pens from the Guilloche series in my opinion sport 18k nibs as well.
Edited by omasfan, 05 January 2008 - 19:35.