At the Holiday Fountain Pen Hospital event we discovered Faber Castell. I always thought of them as wood pencil manufacturers, but we learned of their quality and acquired several. We now plan for more!
I have been using the simple fountain pen with only a steel nib since we made the purchase. The mechanical pencil has barely left Kathleen’s hand.
Kathleen has the ball point and the mechanical pencil, I have the fountain pen, the roller ball and the mechanical pencil. All nicely weighted with ebony barrels and silver caps/tips.
Faber Castell has a series of Porsche designed instruments, we were leery of a substantial initial investment, but we are now sure that we will be writing about these instruments sometime soon. Our in-store experimentation was very exciting, now that we have lived with the brand for about a year, it might be time for an upgrade.