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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 weavers have learned to master. There is only a single such expert in Germany: Dorit Berger. Each pen is individually numbered and comes in a unique wooden case with a beautiful brochure and a certificate. An accompanying certificate bears Dorit Berger’s signature, attesting to the limited edition and certifying the quality and genuineness of the horsehair used.
So as to create the filigree pattern of the Pen of the Year 2009, the hairs first have to be carefully selected for colour and uniform thickness. Then roughly 70 hairs are woven individually for each centimetre of fabric. That is extremely time-consuming. Hair by hair, a weave comes about with changing texture, light and dark, that contrasts so excitingly with the cool platinum-plated metal parts of the pen – so that each one brings out the finest nuances in its own way. Every horsehair fountain pen is an absolutely unique work of art!
Nib Material: Rhodium plated 18K gold
Filling Mechanism: Piston