Body Material: Metal, lacquer
Nib material: Rhodium plated steel
Posts: Yes, friction
Length (capped): 134.2 mm/5.28"
Length (uncapped nib-end): 116.7 mm/4.59"
Length (posted): 155.0 mm/6.10"
Barrel Diameter: 11.2 mm/0.44"
Section Diameter: 10.0 - 11.2 mm/0.39" - 0.44"
Weight (all): 46 g
Weight (cap): 16 g
Weight (body): 30 g
Fill type: International cartridge/converter
Price: $ 180.00USD (sale!)
Where to buy: Pen Boutique
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The Graf Von Faber-Castell Tamitio is packaged in a slim box with a white cardboard sleeve. The box is quite elegant, in Graf Von Faber-Castell style. The lid is removable and is off white with little grey squiggles, with Graf Von Faber-Castell and the logo on top. The base is a whiskey brown, and holds a felt lined tray, the plastic wrapped pen, and a GvFC notebook/pamphlet. Lovely packaging. There is little extra space, a box base that is actually attractive and useful - because the top lid can be removed entirely and the base has a three pen holding slot in it. The lid can be inverted then used to hold various smaller items - ink cartridges, a converter, a small bottle of ink, etc.
I was expecting something like the Faber-Castell Ambition, but this Graf Von Faber-Castell is much nicer than the Ambition. I like the Ambition, but the overall look and feel of this pen is an improvement.
The front and back of the barrel has two chrome plugs that flank the barrel. The front plug is sort of a section, but we'll get to that later. The end plug has a little dip in it as well, which matches the finial. These little dips are so cute. I have always loved Graf Von Faber-Castell for that - the finial and end plugs are cute and satisfying to pet.
Faber-Castell Ambition OpArt. I really love the super shiny polished chrome cap, but it picks up grease and looks grimy if it's not wiped regularly.
NIB & PERFORMANCE
This medium nib is a steel nib, but it is rhodium plated so that it matches the polished metal of the pen. It's a pretty good looking nib, too - it has a single slit and no breather hole. It is engraved with the Graf Von Faber-Castell logo, the nib size (M), and some lines that resemble a mini nib shape. The rhodium plating really adds to the appearance, making the nib bright and shiny. It's a beautiful package.
Another Graf Von Faber-Castell feature to love - the really easy to use spring loaded clips! The clip is small, but is snug, and it can easily be slid on to and off pages, pockets, and pouches. The pen is fairly heavy, but the clip is snug enough to keep it secure.
Faber-Castell Ambition OpArt, but this pen is heavier so it feels more comfortable and balanced.
PROS & CONS
What a gorgeous, elegant pen with some great qualities - awesome finial, beautiful colors and finish, well made, great nib... but odd section. If this will be your only pen, see if you can try it first to make sure it works in hand for you, or buy it knowing it may be for shorter writing sessions.
What do you think? Have you used these pens?
I received this pen free of charge for the purposes of this review. Although Pen Boutique is a sponsor of this blog, I was not compensated monetarily for this review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion. There are no affiliate links in this review.