Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2020 Sparta Black Edition fountain pen
Item no: POtY2020PVDF
Bravery, honour and loyalty were special qualities of the Lacedaemonians. Their legendary era is reflected in the Pen of the Year 2020: the matt ruthenium-coated barrel, the grip, the clip and the lambda symbol are reminiscent of the grandeur and sophistication of their armour. Seven rough diamonds of 0.35 carat adorn the barrel of the exclusive writing instruments. As a reference to the rivets on the Spartan armour, they represent the robustness, strength and uniqueness of the bold Spartans. As the hardest natural material, the word diamond comes from the greek word adámas, which translates as "invincible". The milled pattern on the barrel is reminiscent of the strip-style armour worn in the abdomen region. Like the end piece, the brilliant cap is polished to a high shine.