Monday, November 15, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 285 (part 2 of 4)

(Continuing Lawrence's unboxing/review of his new fountain pen, the Graf von Faber-Castell 'Fountain Pen of the Year 2008' - part 1 was posted here ... )

Lawrence: "So I kind of explored this over-the-top box to see if it's as "impractical" as I think it is...."

(all photos courtesy of Lawrence ~ please click on images to enlarge)

"So the "pen holder" is some sort of flimsy plastic. The other part with the 2008 thing is solid plastic (with the 2008 plaque made of some polymer). You can see that the top compartment can be potentially repurposed for other things.
I have no intention of using this box and I have promptly put it back to its double packaging and then back into the cabinet for safe-keeping.
Now on to the pen itself.....
The pen came in a smaller box that looks like this: "

"It is enough to protect the pen from shipping I guess. But we can see that the pen is definitely not meant to be sold in this box (like I mentioned before, I will take a guess and elaborate more later).
The pen, once taken out, is beautiful to behold."

"The wood inlays are apparently done by hand and very difficult to do, I can appreciate that. The inlays are made of Satinwood. There is a historical / sentimental choice for using this wood. The word satin visually describes the glowing effect on the barrel. The cap has the company coat of arms."

"The end cap (which unscrews to reveal the actual piston) has a gemstone on it, a citrine (my birthstone for November...I guess it updates...I remember it being topaz...anyway, this is a bonus as I did not know about citrine, only that I like the color)."

"The piston once the cap is off: "

"The pen uncapped:"

We'll continue with parts 3 & 4 of Lawrence's review on Wednesday (Nov. 17) !

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