Graf Von Faber-Castell Rhodium Guilloche Fountain Pen
The Guilloche writing instruments are distinguished by a special process. Each one is engraved individually using a method otherwise reserved for jewelry or silver accessories. The barrel is then hand-lacquered and repeatedly polished.The result is a unique and most interesting surface texture. No two writing implements are identical: each is an individual example of the craftsman’s art.
The special fascination of these writing implements is due to the combination of high-quality rhodinization and a guilloche barrel. Rhodium is a precious metal that provides an extremely rigid and hard-wearing surface and, consequently, perceptible and lasting beauty. The intricate hand-engraved guilloche pattern on the barrel forms a sophisticated contrast to the polished cap and grip zone.
The Guilloche line features these characteristics:
- Cartridge/converter system that slides gently out of the barrel on turning the end cap
- Hand-made 18kt gold nib with iridium tip, “run in” by hand
- Manufacturing process involves over a hundred steps, most of them carried out by hand
MSRP on this pen is $395