Graf von Faber-Castell impress again with their Pen of the Year 2017. This year's offering features two Viking-inspired fountain pens, including a special limited edition.
The masterly craftsmanship of the Vikings ushered in a new epoch and Graf von Faber-Castell have successfully incorporated this spirit into the design of these beautiful pens. Inspiration is drawn from the materials used in the construction of Nordic longboats - the Pen of the Year combines platinum with intricately inlaid curly birch, which require a special process usually reserved for the preparation of gemstones due to it's delicate and attractive patterning.
The Special Limited Edition Pen of the Year 2017 features a tough anthracite-coloured PVD coating made of titanium. The barrel is adorned by slivers of matt-grey smoked oak – the preferred wood for building the Viking ship.