Pens for the serious writer
The 2010 Pen of the Year was heavily influenced by the company founder's (Baron Lothar von Faber) passion for the woods, forests and most importantly, hunting. The Caucasian Walnut barrel aesthetics were inspired by his collection of rifles, many of which boasted case-hardened metal parts and the pen is no exception. The metal parts are packed in carbonised leather and heated to convert the surface into steel.
Price: $265,000 La Modernista Diamonds was made by the Swiss company Caran d’Ache in 1999 in homage to Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926), the most famous of Modernist architects. This amazing fountain pen was sold in Harrods, London, for $265,000, becoming the most expensive pen in GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS in 2001.