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The slim metal barrel of the Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio Black Ballpoint promises stylish writing pleasure whose fine fluting is a real eye-catcher. The surface of the Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio Black Ballpoint also attests to its meticulous craftsmanship: the technically-innovative varnish created specially for the “Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio” is applied several times and imparts it with a durable, noble, matt look. Highly polished front and end pieces accent the barrel to great affect just like the subtlety engraved “Handmade in Germany” seal of quality. The Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio is available in six beautiful colours as fountain pen, rollerball, ballpoint and mechanical pencil.

The Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio Black Ballpoint use the standard international size ballpoint refills which can be found in our webstore.

In 1761, Kaspar Faber started to produce pencils in Stein, near Nuremberg. When the fourth generation,Baron Lothar von Faber, took over the company in 1839 he turned the pencil into a true quality product and the world’s first branded writing instrument. Over the centuries, he and his descendants created remarkable products. The result is the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection, a range of extraordinary writing instruments and accessories. They embody “Luxury in Simplicity” by combining selected materials, functionality and superb aesthetics.


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3 reviews for Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio India Red Fountain pen

  1. Christa Minson

    I know that some prospective owners worry about the grip of this pen but I found it surprisingly comfortable in the hand, easy to hold and non-tiring to write with. The colour’s attractive and the supplied converter is excellent. My only – very small and very personal – complaint is that the steel M nib is just a touch more fine than I prefer. I find the gold GvFC M nibs perfect in line width so the steel nib was slightly disappointing. Otherwise, a recommended purchase.

  2. Tony Proctor (verified owner)

    I waited too long to try Graf von Faber-Castell. I generally go for larger/girthed resin pens. However I am impressed with the color pallet, design and engineering of the Tamatio. At first I was concerned about the very small grip section but find it comfortable to hold and write with for longer sessions. While the nib is stainless steel, I find it precise and smooth. The attention to detail, fit and finish, elegant design and presentation won me over to GvFC. This India Red model is my second Tamitio. I also have the Stone Grey model, where I have longer term experience for this review. Thanks to Appelboom this classic is a great value as well. This pen has my recommendation.

  3. Mandar Mitra (verified owner)

    I was worried about the step down from the body to the short section, but it’s perfectly comfortable while writing.

    The monotone steel nib looks nice and is smooth and rigid. The screw-in nib unit will fit in a Loom / Basic. Indeed, my writing experience with the Tamitio is not significantly different from what I get with the Loom / Basic.

    It is a substantial pen that feels balanced unposted, but back-heavy with the cap posted. I expect the matte red body will not show scratches. The steel parts are “finger print magnets”, but one can easily wipe them off with tissue / cloth. The overall finish, packaging and the etched (rather than printed) branding on the converter are high-quality.

    I suppose the Tamitio, with its steel nib, fills the “entry-level GvFC” slot. I like mine enough to want to try their lovely 2-tone gold nibs, but in hindsight, I would probably have been better off had I just saved for the gold-nibbed Classic.

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