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Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Perfect Pencil, the classic, finely fluted pocket pencil has been luxuriously “crowned”: its cap, coronet and clip gleam in 22-carat gold.
The pleasure of writing and drawing with a classic pencil depends a good deal on it being well sharpened. But where is the best place to keep a sharpener so that it is ...
The wondrous mane and tail of a horse are not just naturally beautiful but also able to withstand the elements. Its natural properties and the difficulty of processing mean that horsehair is still used for extravagant furnishings and luxurious fashion accessories.
Producing horsehair fabric of top individual quality is an art that only a few wea...
The 2005 Graf Faber-Castell Pen of the year, is carefully crafted from Southeast Asian stingray (Dasyatis sephen). Repeated careful buffing and finishing is the key to the distinctive visual appearance of each individual pen. Designed with attention to the smallest detail, the platinum-plated bridge represents a masterpiece in craftsmanship. The...
The material of the barrel of the pen fully matches up to the claim of exclusivity: precious Caucasian walnut wood. Stored for many years, walnut wood is tough and not particularly elastic yet it does not warp or splinter. It also better withstands compression and flexing forces than oak. In short, it is the ideal wood for the stock of a gun – a...
The barrels of these new and colorful Writing Instruments are made from especially hard wearing materials. They have a special guilloche pattern engraved on them that is normally reserved for jewelry or silver accessories. Manual polishing and special lacquering processes provide the special optical effect. All metal parts are finished in high ...
The latest edition of the Pen of the Year tells a story of an epoch and people whose deeds made a strong impression on the history of mankind. This year it centres on an empire that, step by step from the 8th century BC, extended over three continents: Europe, Africa, and Asia. Even today, in the early 3rd millennium, it still exerts immeasurabl...