Graf von Faber-Castell - Limited Edition Snakewood

QUALITY OVER GENERATIONS

Pen of the Year 2003
Faber-Castell with a company history of more than 240 years is not only the oldest but one of the most renowned companies in the writing implement industry in the world. Our house has been in family possession for eight generations.
Pen of the Year 2003
Pen of the Year 2003
Founded in 1761, the company developed from the middle of the 19th century on to the most important manufacturer of wood-cased graphite and colour pencils. It was then that Baron Lothar von Faber turned a pencil into the world’s first branded writing implement.
Pen of the Year 2003
Pen of the Year 2003
His granddaughter and heir, Baroness Ottilie von Faber, married into one of the oldest German families of earls and was wed to Count Alexander zu Castell-Rüdenhausen.
Pen of the Year 2003
Graf von Faber-Castell - Nature of writing

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. 

Graf von Faber-Castell - Magic eye catcher

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.

Graf von Faber-Castell - Snakewood Masterpiece

A MASTERPIECE

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.
Graf von Faber-Castell - Perfection in every detail

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.

Fountain pen limited edition Snakewood, #145731

Price $ 775.00

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Propelling ball pen limited edition Snakewood, #145736

Price $ 525.00

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Rollerball pen limited edition Snakewood, #145716

Price $ 575.00

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Propelling pencil limited edition Snakewood, #135736

Price $ 525.00

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SNAKEWOOD
SNAKEWOOD
SNAKEWOOD
SNAKEWOOD
In honour of the foundation date of the Faber-Castell company in 1761, this exclusive edition is limited to 1,761 pieces per writing instrument. The edition is engraved on the clip ring of fountain pens, roller ball pens, propelling pencils, and ballpoint pens.
  • Barrel made from reddish-brown veined snakewood
  • Cartridge/ converter system
  • Hand-made bicoloured 18-carat gold nib with iridium tip
  • Nib manufactured involving over a hundred steps mostly carried out by hand
  • Each nib is "run in" by hand
  • Available nib widths are M (medium), F (fine), EF (extra fine) and B (broad)

SNAKEWOOD

The special grain to which the reddish-brown veined snakewood owes its name is a magical feature – this wood is among the most expensive in the world and is especially prized in instrument making and exclusive works of art.
In honour of the foundation date of the Faber-Castell company in 1761, this exclusive edition is limited to 1,761 pieces per writing instrument. The edition is engraved on the clip ring of fountain pens, roller ball pens, propelling pencils, and ballpoint pens.
  • Barrel made from reddish-brown veined snakewood
  • Equipped with a large capacity refill in standard size
  • Ink color: black

SNAKEWOOD

The special grain to which the reddish-brown veined snakewood owes its name is a magical feature – this wood is among the most expensive in the world and is especially prized in instrument making and exclusive works of art.
In honour of the foundation date of the Faber-Castell company in 1761, this exclusive edition is limited to 1,761 pieces per writing instrument. The edition is engraved on the clip ring of fountain pens, roller ball pens, propelling pencils, and ballpoint pens.
  • Barrel made from reddish-brown veined snakewood
  • Black refill with a smooth-running precision point

SNAKEWOOD

The special grain to which the reddish-brown veined snakewood owes its name is a magical feature – this wood is among the most expensive in the world and is especially prized in instrument making and exclusive works of art.
In honour of the foundation date of the Faber-Castell company in 1761, this exclusive edition is limited to 1,761 pieces per writing instrument. The edition is engraved on the clip ring of fountain pens, roller ball pens, propelling pencils, and ballpoint pens.
  • Barrel made from reddish-brown veined snakewood
  • Break resistant 0,7 mm leads of hardness B
  • Reservoir for spare leads
  • Replaceable white eraser under the end cap

SNAKEWOOD

The special grain to which the reddish-brown veined snakewood owes its name is a magical feature – this wood is among the most expensive in the world and is especially prized in instrument making and exclusive works of art.
Graf von Faber-Castell - Limited Edition Snakewood

HIGH QUALITY PRESENTATION

Limited Edition

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.