Pen of the Year 2007 Graf von Faber-Castell Collection

penoftheyear%20%20box.jpgThe limited edition Pen of the Year 2007 fountain pen from the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection is made from platinum, 18-carat gold and barrel made from 360 million year-old petrified wood. Petrified wood has formed over a period of up to 360 million years by being subjected to a permanent crystallization process. During this time, the wood has undergone a unique metamorphosis while being buried in the water, mud and volcanic ash. Minerals, metals, lime or phosphorous from the mighty sedimentary layers have dissolved and impregnated the very fibre of the fallen trees. Gradually they have replaced the wood, while retaining part of its organic structure..The production of Magnum format fountain pen is limited to one year only. The 18-carat bicolour gold nib which is ‘run-in’ by hand is available in medium (M), fine (F) and broad (B) nib widths.

Each Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2007 is individually numbered and comes in a lovely wooden case with a brochure. The limited Edition Certificate bears the personal signature of Andreas Crummenauer, the master craftsman of the Herbert Stephan gemstone manufactory and attests both the quality of the genuine petrified wood and that the pen is of a limited edition. The elaborate craftsmanship and the individual coloring of the fossilized material making up the barrel make each and every instrument a unique work of art. The pen is available for £1840 each (including VAT @ 17½% for UK & EU countries.