For the Porsche Design writing instruments, there is a choice of two fine metals: stainless steel or stainless steel with fine gold threads in the weave.
Stainless steel is a fascinating combination of nickel, chromium, molybdenum and tungsten. Among its special features are its hard-wearing nature and its almost total resistance to corrosion.
As if the qualities of stainless steel were not unusual enough, the addition of gold threads to the weave adds a new lustre. The threads are 14k gold-plated. All other metal parts are coated with palladium.
The high-tech stainless steel weave turns out to be surprisingly suitable for ball pens and mechanical pencils. While other writing instruments remain rigid, the Porsche Design pens give slightly, responding elastically to the pressure of the hand.
The fountain pen has an 18k gold nib and is rhodinized. Its cut and finish ensure a pleasant feel as it glides across the paper.