Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 231

Last October, we featured Stuart's Graf von Faber-Castell "Guilloche" fountain pen in "Gulf Blue". Today, we're featuring another handsome light-blue fountain pen made by that company -- Stuart's  Faber-Castell 'Ambition' "OpArt Blue Lagoon"!

From their official website: "The elegant models of the OpArt serie are based on a lovely idea: it is a tribute to optical art, a stylistic art form from the 1960s....(The) barrel (is) made of precious resin featuring a fine guilloche pattern of geometric lines and colors for a three dimensional effect."

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

Stuart writes: "The resin barrel gives it a great, warm grip that’s easy to hold, and the steel nib is typical of F-C’s - super-smooth and a pleasure to write with.  The barrel’s patterning gives visual texture and interest to it, making for a sophisticated overall look."

I fully agree with Stuart re: Faber-Castell's steel nibs - they are very smooth and a joy to use. Thanks for sharing your new fountain pen with us, Stuart!

And, as always, many thanks to all of our pen club members who have sent in photos and reviews for our virtual "show & tell"; your contributions to our blog have been very much appreciated (and please keep 'em coming!)

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