For those who prefer pens with some heft, the Faber-Castell BASIC is an absolute pleasure. The metal barrel lends satisfying weight to each stroke, while the grip section features horizontal grooves, soft-touch coating, and enough length to accommodate the big-mitted among us. Made from the same hard rubber as the section, the snap-on cap features a spring-loaded clip and the company name in relief. Inside, the stainless steel nib bears a dotted design and offers a remarkably smooth writing experience for the price. For many, the BASIC will be top-heavy enough to use without posting.
Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of barrel finishes between Satin Chrome, Shiny Chrome, Black Carbon (+ $9), and Black Leather (+ $9). Nib sizes are available in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, and Broad. This pen accepts standard international cartridges, but requires the proprietary Faber-Castell converter (not included).
Established in 1761 by Kaspar Faber—who began his career as a cabinetmaker in the Bavarian city of Stein—Faber-Castell remains a family business today. Now helmed by an eighth-generation Faber-Castell, it stays true to its tenets of quality, tradition, and innovation, and has expanded its line of fine writing instruments to include drawing and crafting products for students and children.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is May 30, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.