It is a line of fine writing instruments from the German stationery manufacturer Faber-Castell. It includes a line of pencils, mechanical pencils, fountain pens, and rollerball pens. Currently, Graf von Faber-Castell makes high-end writing instruments made with luxury materials such as ebony, resin, and ivory.


Graf von Faber-Castell sells the Perfect Pencil, a sort of pencil extender with an integrated sharper. The end of the pencil houses an eraser and has a metal cap. Placing the pencil with the point in the extender makes it possible to then use the extender's clip on a pocket without worrying about the pencil marking clothes or making holes. There are several versions of the Perfect Pencils, in plastic, platinum-plated metal, and sterling silver; Graf von Faber-Castell sells 0.7 mm twist mechanical action pencils. The barrel of the mechanical pencils is encased with precious wood or resins; the pencil extender with an integrated sharpener occupies a special position in Graf von Faber-Castell's collection. Together with the replaceable eraser under the pencil's cap, everything is always quickly accessible within the smallest space - for writing, correcting, and sharpening.


Graf von Faber-Castell offers a variety of fountain pens. Graf von Faber-Castell, Fountain pens employ a cartridge/converter filling system, which allows the pen to be filled with ink using either an ink bottle or with self-contained, hassle-free cartridges. The models offered to come in a variety of finishes, such as wood and lacquered metal, among other finishes. Fountain pen nibs are either 18K, gold nibs, or polished stainless steel with a hard-wearing iridium metal tip; Graf von Faber-Castell also sells twist-action ballpoint pens, with a similar system, to its mechanical pencil. These often belong to a line of products, completing the set of fountain pens, ballpoint pens, rollerballs, and mechanical pencils.

GFC, Special Wood.

There have also been variations for the casings. The classic series offers slow-growth hardwood surfaces in ebony, Pernambuco, and grenadilla. The Intuition series offers glossy black resin, the Guilloche series offer craved dyed resin in coral, indigo, Sahara, and black, as well as several kinds of wood.

Pen of the Year.

Since 2003, Graf von Faber-Castell has produced a line of limited edition fountainpens named the "Pen of the Year." These are highly regarded due totheir materials, fine craftsmanship, and limited production. Each has a nib of 18-carat bicolor gold with a barrel of exotic materials.

Special series

2003-2012 - Natures Luxury series - 2003 - "Pen of the Year" - snakewood - 2004 - "Pen of the Year" - amber and platinum - 2005 - "Pen of the Year" - stingray leather - 2006 - "Pen of the Year" - ebony and mammoth ivory - 2007 - "Pen of the Year" - primeval fossil - 2008 - "Pen of the Year" - Indian satinwood - 2009 - "Pen of the Year" - horsehair - 2010 - "Pen of the Year" - carved carbonized leather - 2011 "Pen of the Year" - jade, 2012 - "Pen of the Year" - ancient oak - 2014 - 2019 - Pillars of History series - 2014 - Catherine Palace 2015 - "Sanssouci" - green Silesian serpentines 2016 - "Schloss Schönbrunn Vienna" - 2017 - "Vikings" 2018 - "Imperium Romanum" 2019 - "Samurai" - 2020 "Sparta" - 2021 "Knights"