The Kaiser pen, first introduced by Laban in 2005, is now available with a choice of beautiful hand-painted designs, each of which takes more than eight hours to complete. The pens are crafted from ivory-colored resin and are tumble polished for 48 hours to create a perfectly smooth body (Too bad my gym doesn't offer something like this...) before painting. Finally, each pen is coated with ten coats of transparent spray lacquer to protect it. A final polishing ensues, insuring a flawless and durable finish. The Hand-Painted Kaiser fountain pen is priced around $270 with a steel nib available in fine, medium and broad.