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Aztecs culture and aesthetics designated Pen of the Year 2022 by Graf Von Faber-Castell!
The Pen of the Year 2022 is inspired by the culture, aesthetics and religious rites of the Aztecs. Their mighty empire was based on the Aztec alliance of three city states, created in 1428 in what is now Mexico. It produced impressive works of art, a modern political system and a creation myth full of legends that still fascinates people to this day.
The metal barrel of the Pen of the Year 2022, with its anthracite grey Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating, showcases a skull pattern reminiscent of the walls made of rows of skulls in the Templo Mayor – a place where the Aztecs offered up human sacrifices to their gods in order to ensure the sun still rose.
The writing instrument’s grip is made of dark, smooth obsidian. This volcanic rock, which was used to make arrowheads and swords, also had a spiritual meaning for the Aztecs and was used as protection against evil spirits.
Turquoise adorns the end caps of the Pen of the Year – a gemstone honored by the Aztecs as one of their most valuable treasures. The engraved relief in the stone depicts the eagle, or possibly the feather-clad god of the underworld, and embodies the power and aesthetics associated with it.
The grooved cap, reminiscent of the shape of the cactus, also resurrects the spirit of the Aztecs: according to the prophecy, the Aztecs were to find their new home in the place where an eagle sitting on a cactus was eating a snake. Thus, the cap is evocative of the place where the people settled around 1320 in accordance with the prophecy: what is now Mexico City.
The 18 carat magnum gold nib of the fountain pen, coated with ruthenium and run in by hand, promises a unique writing experience.
Each one is presented in a black, highly polished wooden case. The individually numbered unique pieces come with a certificate signed by Count Charles von Faber-Castell to certify the limitation.
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|Brand||Graf Von Faber-Castell|
|Cap Mechanism||Screw Cap|
|Complimentary||Presented in a black, highly polished wooden case which contains the individually numbered unique pieces, come with a certificate signed by Count Charles von Faber-Castell to certify the limitation|
|Dimensions||5.4" L X 0.6" D|
|Filling Mechanism||Plunger mechanism|
|Grip Material||Volcanic lava rock|
|Length Capped||5.4" L|
|Length Posted||7.1" L|
|Nib Color||Ruthenium coated|
|Nib Material||Magnum sized 18 carat gold|
|Refills & Inks||Graf Von Faber-Castell Bottled Ink|
|Series||Graf Von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year|
|Special Features||A skull pattern in Grey Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating
Dark, smooth obsidian volcanic rock featured grip
Turquoise adorns the cap-end and cactus shaped grooved cap
|Trims||Titanium PVD coated|
|Warranty||Guarantee period of 24 months, starting with the date of purchase. T & C Applied.|