Pretty much every draw in my home has at least one pen or pencil in it, most of which I have no idea where they came from, like paper clips and rubber bands, they just appear, however nine times out of ten if I need to write something I will reach for my favourite pen, that’s right, when you are over 30 you have a favourite pen.
Holding a finely crafted writing implement in your hand is one of life’s simple pleasures whether you are writing your memoirs or jotting down the weekly shopping list, one of the oldest crafters of pencils and pens is Faber-Castell, these aren’t your bog standard writing tools, these are high-end writing instruments, made to last.
With headquarters in Stein, Germany, there are now 14 factories and 20 sales units throughout the globe, with over 7,000 employees manufacturing about 2 billion pencils in 120 different colours every year, however with over 250 years’ experience you would expect them to know what they are doing. We had the pleasure of receiving the Faber-Castell Ambition Coconut Twist Pencil, this is a beautifully crafted pencil, with classic clean lines that will sleek at home and look professional in the workplace. The standout feature of this pencil is the vividly grained coconut wood barrel which not only gives you a comfortable grip but contrasts nicely against the chrome-plated polished metals tip and end cap. RRP £110
The profile of wood-cased pencils was changed from round to hexagonal/triangle because they were constantly rolling off the table.
- End cap and tip made of chrome-plated polished metal
- Spring-loaded clip made of chrome-plated polished metal
- Equipped with a twist mechanism for moving the leads forwards
- Replaceable eraser under the end cap
- Break-resistant 0.7 mm lead
- White gift box with attractive printed slip case