INTUITION One of the nicest experiences in life is spontaneously doing the right thing when faced with a decisive situation. The new Intuition pens and pencils in the Graf von Faber-Castell series provide the opportunity to experience that in its purest form. The gleaming polish of the precious resin catches the eye immediately. The intense colour is accentuated in a most effective way by the platinum-plated ring at the end of the cap or front piece, discreetly engraved with the words “handmade in Germany”. The barrel is elegantly shaped in a single piece: no screw thread interrupts its pure form that ensures, in a masterly way, the highest degree of functionalism. One can tell intuitively from the gently concave grip that it will sit comfortably between the fingers. At the same time the style is unmistakable: the trumpet shape, the ribbed end cap, and the spring-loaded clip are familiar features to all who appreciate the fine art of writing by Graf von Faber-Castell. Each Intuition writing implement is supplies with a soft lined bag as well as a chamois-coloured gift box with a wooden liner and dark brown wooden ends. This in turn is protected by an elegant chamois-coloured outer case bearing the Graf-von-Faber-Castell logo, making it the ideal gift. The Intuition is available as a fountain pen, capped roller, twist ball pen propelling pencil. The fountain pen is cartridge/converter fill with an 18-carat bicolour gold nib with iridium tip. The nib is largely hand-made, involving over a hundred steps, and is then ‘run in’ by hand. The propelling pencil uses break resistant 0.7 mm leads of hardness B and has a reservoir for spare leads. There is a replaceable white eraser under the end cap.