|Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio Fountain Pen|
The attention to detail and finish on the Tamitio line really shine through on this piece. This is a weighty pen, no doubt due to the metal and varnish used extensively throughout the body. I found the fluting in the body to be both grippy and comfortable. The pen sans cap is weighted very well, and posting the cap did not throw that balance off too much. The Rhodium plated nib is very smooth, though the Medium was a little on the wet side for my tastes. I do like the black shield located at the top of the cap – it draws the eye and sets the logo apart from the silver colored metal. The nib unscrews from the front section, making cleaning extremely easy.
From sight alone, the Tamitio fountain pen is unmistakably from the expert craftsmen at Graf von Faber-Castell. The lines of the cap and quality materials utilized are sure signs of this German manufacturer. The pen is a smooth writer, with a nib that is easy to use and easy to clean. The Tamitio is an easy and affordable step up from Faber-Castell pieces into the luxury pieces offered by Graf von Faber-Castell.
- Joe (Pen Boutique Limited, 5560 Sterrett Place, Suite 101, Columbia, MD 21044)