The Nature of Writing
Wood has always played a special role in the history of Faber-Castell, and it still does so today.
Our affinity and love for wood as a material was also what provided the idea of developing an exceptional collection bearing the name of the owner himself – Graf von Faber-Castell.
This idea was to work with noble woods and other natural materials at the very highest level of craftsmanship, and thus to create very special writing instruments and accessories.
Magic Eye Catcher
Snakewood is one of the most strikingly grained noble woods, and is the wood used in a limited edition of our Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Line, from which everything started more than 20 years ago.
It is very slow growing, and only the core of this family of woods native to Brazil has this characteristic grain pattern - mottled like a snakeskin.
Every piece a unique item in its colour and appearance – a beauty created by nature!
The typical Graf von Faber-Castell fluting and the wood surfaces painstakingly waxed by hand, in combination with high-gloss platinised fittings, bring the wood’s structure particularly to the fore.
Perfection in every Detail
The fountain pen is characterised by its nib created almost exclusively manually in over 100 steps, and finally inscribed by hand.
The combination of 18-carat gold with silver-coloured rhodium, and the exceptionally polished iridium tip ensures that felicitous interplay of softness, hardness, tension, and elasticity which in the end constitutes the pleasure of writing.
HIGH QUALITY PRESENTATION
The writing instruments are presented in an attractive, brown wooden case. A certificate bearing Count Anton Wolfgang von Faber-Castell’s signature attests to the limitation.