The New Graf von Faber-Castell edition has finally been unveiled a couple of days ago and it looks ravishing. I promised you in one of my previous articles that I would share more details about the long-awaited edition once it comes out. Well, here we are. Let’s have a look at what Graf von Faber-Castell has in store for us.
While I initially thought this edition was similar to the Bentley Ebony in terms of shape, the new Magnum in Caucasian Walnut is more refined and boasts an elongated silhouette with smoothly rounded edges. Its dynamic shape and well-defined proportions make it an excellent companion for either signing documents or extended writing sessions.
At first glance, all attention is drawn to the barrel, but there’s also the nib or cap finial that catch my eye. Made out of Caucasian walnut, the barrel reveals unique textures and harmoniously complements the silvery tones of the platinum-plated sections.
I don’t know about you, but a wooden fountain pen has always put me in the mood for writing. Maybe it’s the warmth of the wood, or the uniqueness of the texture that fascinates me, but one thing’s for sure, the comfort is second to none.
Unlike other editions, Magnum’s cap finial is tapered at the end and encircled by fine linear engravings. On top of the finial there’s the count’s coat of arms engraved on a black inlay.
Last but not least, the 18k gold nib, which is also my favorite part. I’m glad to see that Graf von Faber-Castell has fitted this pen with the same nib they used on the Bentley models, and I have to admit that it suits the overall look of the pen perfectly.
In addition to the standard sizes (EF, F, M, B), the nib is also available in oblique medium and oblique broad, in case you want to explore new line variations.
If you’re not a fountain pen enthusiast, which I doubt since you’re reading this article, the new Magnum is also offered as a rollerball pen, ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil.
Fountain Pen: € 985
Rollerball Pen: € 653
Ballpoint Pen: € 570
Mechanical Pencil: € 570