When a company boasts of having one of the most expensive pencils retailing at $12,800, you have to be curious about the kind of pens it will manufacture. Faber-Castell has been in business for so long, and the reputation of providing high-quality writing instruments has made the company to be globally known. If you are yet to own any of their stationery, here are a few Faber-Castell pens you should consider. Some will break the bank while others are within your means, but all are top notch.
1. Faber-Castell Grip Fountain Pen
Those whose hands sweat a lot will appreciate the Grip pens that Faber-Castell avails to them because while the yellow dots may appear to add some color to the pen, the barrel is a bit textured to enhance your grip. It prevents making unwanted marks on your shirt with a cap that locks securely and with a click for your reassurance. If you prefer pens that offer a wide selection of colors, the Grip collection is what you need since the barrel is available in pink, black, silver, blue and turquoise. Most pens have nibs in only three choices; fine, medium and broad, but this one adds another preference of extra-fine. It does not come with a converter or cartridge and is made almost entirely of plastic which could translate to the $20 price tag, but it is one pen worth having since quality is uncompromised.
2. Faber-Castell E-Motion Fountain Pen
The e-motion also is chunky, which can make a prospective buyer hold back, but as with all other Faber-Castell pens, it is comfortable to use. It has a wide body with narrower ends, and as for your writing experience, you can go with a fine, broad or medium nib. However whichever you pick, you are guaranteed of smooth writing with a consistent flow of ink, and according to Gentleman Stationer, the price falls between $130 and $175, depending on the model you want.
3. Faber-Castell Ondoro Fountain Pen
Sometimes looks can be deceiving, and that is the reality that dawns on you because, at first sight, the Ondoro fountain pens seem heavy due to its chunky barrel, but the moment you start using it, it feels so comfortable that you enjoy writing. However, you will feel the weight when you put on the cap and clip it on your shirt pocket. The pen uses either bottled ink or cartridges and the stainless steel nib is fine or medium; whichever you prefer.
4. Faber-Castell Loom Fountain Pen
If a metallic pen is what you fancy, then the Loom fountain pen is what you need, and the colors it comes in are vibrant to adhere to all customers' tastes. From metallic blue and metallic silver to piano plum and piano white, the eight shades of different colors are available at different finishes with the metallic going for $40 while the pianos are $5 more, according to Goulet Pens. The pen offers extra fine, fine, medium and broad nib choices and all write smoothly, so do not feel confined to pick a specific nib. The only downside is that it does not come with a converter.
5. Faber-Castell Basic Fountain Pen
The Basic pen is available in carbon fiber or metallic with both having varying weights and of course the carbon fiber is much lighter at 27 grams. Some writers are shocked when their pen dries up, and they do not have a bottle of ink at hand, but that is one worry you will never have to concern yourself with the Basic pen; it has a translucent window for you to view the ink level, if you hold the pen up to a bright light. The cap clips securely on to your notepad or pocket, ensuring you have your pen whenever you are on the go. Nothing is perfect, and according to Ken Crooker, the pen can be a bit bothersome when you are trying to pull the cap off the barrel and for all the comfort it affords you at only $45, it is one pen worth considering.
6. Faber-Castell Essentio Fountain Pen
Those writes who love the feel of leather in their hands will appreciate that the Essentio pens have three body types, namely leather, aluminum and carbon. Versatility is the middle name of the Essentio fountain pens since not only does it offer the whole range of nibs from extra fine to broad, it gives the user a wide selection of colors comprising black, blue, rose and metallic. If you hate having to wipe down your fingerprints off the pen after every use, then you should give this particular Faber-Castell a try. Its only problem comes during the installation of the converter which, according to Journey Wind Junk, the inky fingers are a worthy tradeoff to the writing experience the pen provides.
7. Faber-Castell NEO Slim
Unlike other Faber-Castell pens that give you the impression of being heavy due to their chunky construction, NEO Slim lives up to its name with its slim uniform body. Even if you have never had the luxury of using one, it comes with an instruction manual to ease your experience while the gift box it is wrapped in makes it an ideal present. The executive look is emphasized by the stainless steel barrel that is chrome-plated, and it also has the entire assortment of nibs.
8. Faber-Castell Ambition Fountain Pen
For only $70, the Ambition pens have steel nibs with little dots on them to give the pen a more refined look. Also available in all the sizes of nibs, the ink flow you are looking for will be determined by the nib you pick with the extra fine being a bit drier than the rest. The grip may somewhat pose a problem if you hold your pen a bit too low since the small step connecting the barrel and access to the ink cartridge can dig into your fingers, making writing uncomfortable. It does not, however, give you hard starts and the ink flow smoothly as Gourmet Pens describes.
9. Faber-Castell Twice Multifunction Pen
Sometimes, you may need to have both a pen and pencil, but since you are so used to carrying a pen, you always forget the pencil. The Multifunction pen prevents you from having to borrow your colleague's pencil every time since it offers you both a pencil and pen in one product. Selecting between pencil and pen is simply by twisting the cap beneath which there is an eraser.
10. Faber-Castell Intuition Platino
Anyone who loves wooden products will fall in love with the wooden editions of the Intuition Platino that include ebony, granadilla and Pernambuco. The wooden variations are unique in that they not only have the largest bodies but nibs as well. Unfortunately, you have to be ready to part with £695 to enjoy the experience that the 18k dual-tone nib offers. The grip is enhanced by the gentle concave barrel made of textured wood, and you close the pen by slipping on the cap which will click to put your mind at ease.
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