Monday, October 19, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 92

From one lovely blue fountain pen to another -- Stuart's new Graf von Faber-Castell "Guilloche" in "Gulf Blue", purchased at the Vancouver Pen Shop during their October sale!

From Graf von Faber-Castell's official website

"The Guilloche writing instruments made of precious resin are distinguished by a special process. Each one is engraved individually using a method otherwise reserved for jewellery 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 coloured barrels of these writing instruments are made of precious resin with a special Guilloche pattern engraved on them. Manual polishing and lacquering processes then provide the special optical effect. All the metal parts are given a high-quality rhodium plating." 

 (photo courtesy of Stuart ~ please click on image to enlarge) 


 Stuart: "I picked up the Graf von Faber-Castell Guilloche in Gulf Blue yesterday, and I’m thrilled with it!  It has a Broad point and is so smooth."

"The Guilloche feels better in hand than the all-metal rhodium one does - the resin section adds a bit of girth and texture that makes it easier to hold.  It’s still on the slim side but that much easier to grasp.  Posted or unposted it works for me, very comfortable, a little tail-heavy but not much.  And the nib is dreamy!"

The Vancouver Pen Shop's annual sale runs all month (Oct 1-31) and almost everything in the store is discounted (October sale details here)! The store is open Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays & holidays) from 11:00am - 4:00pm to the public, and from 4:00-5:00pm for private shopping (please call the store at (604) 681-1612 to book your 30 minute slot---4:00 to 4:30pm or 4:30-5:00pm...more info in this Facebook post )

Many thanks to Stuart for sharing his new purchase with us!

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