Faber-Castell Basic Black Fountain Pen

A defined and dynamic character, a Basic Black writing instrument is beautiful to look at, comfortable to hold, and a pleasure to write. In a contrasting colour and soft touch coating, the ergonomic grip section is attractively combined with chrome-plated metal. The Basic Black range holds two striking variants, one made of durable carbon and the other sheathed in leather, possibly implementing a difficult decision between one or the other.

  • Twist-action mechanism
  • Ergonomic, soft touch grip section
  • Highly polished chrome appointments including nib section, clip and end cap
  • Spring-loaded metal clip
  • High-quality stainless steel nib
  • Supplied with broad sized nib (carbon), medium sized nib (leather)
  • Supplied with 1 x black ink cartridge

Available in carbon, leather.

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About Faber-Castell

The Faber-Castell family can look back on an eventful history spanning more than 250 years with thanks to the entrepreneurial founder and talented carpenter, Kaspar Faber whom began producing pencils in 1761 in a small workshop in Stein, Germany. Despite improving on the pure graphite pencil (which would easily break and crumble) By using ground graphite mixed with sulphur, antimony and binding resins, Kaspar Faber improved the pure graphite pencil, which was prone to breaking, but alas his business A. W. Faber didn't grow much beyond local recognition. During 1840, the 4th generation Faber, Lothar von Faber set new pencil standards including lengths, diameters and grades of lead hardness were formalised, that are still used today. In 1849, A.W. Faber becomes the first German pencil manufacturer with oversea branches opening in New York, London and Paris. In 1861 Faber were competitively driving the pencil production industry forward with their investment in machinery; making work easier and more precise resulting in a larger amount of higher quality products; obtaining world recognition. It wasn't until 1898 with the marriage of Baroness Ottilie von Faber to Count Alexander zu Castell-Rüdenhausen that the company takes on the name Faber-Castell. The company continued to flourish with developing new and on existing products and establishing international branches and sales divisions, making Faber-Castell the world's leading manufacturer of black lead and coloured wood cased pencils.

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