The fountain pens, rollerball pens, propelling pencils and ball pens in the Graf von Faber-Castell collection are designed as matching sets and available in several variants. All are available in reddish brown Pernambuco woot, matte black ebony, dark brown grenadilla wood or a platinum-plated version.
All three precious woods, i.e. the Pernambuco which is normally used for violin bows, the very dark ebony as well as the grenadilla wood are extremely hard and durable, and correspondingly difficult to work. The natural variations in grain and colouring means that every writing implement made from them is unique.
The platinised pens and pencil are available with a purely platinised surface or a combination of platinised and wood. The effect is somewhat cooler than the normal silver plated finish. Platinum is even more valuable than gols; it has a very hard and very hard wearing surface that does not oxidise.
The writing implements made from solid sterling silver represent the highlight of the Graf von Faber-Castell collection. Apart from the weight they differ from the platinum plated versions in having a space for engraving a name and a double milled edge to the cap. Each implement is numbered and hallmarked on the cap.
Rollerball: The rollerball pen has a precision point which glides smoothly over the paper.