It’s nice to know that in this digital age, where most writing is done using a keyboard, companies like Faber-Castell still reinforce the simple beauty of the humble pen. Well, in this case, it’s not so humble. The German writing-instrument manufacturer offers the Pen of the Year 2012, which features an oak barrel with a 14-carat gold overlay applied using a process that dates back to ancient Egypt. The pen retails for $4,695.

Source: Selectism