General Information about Faber-Castell pencils
Black lead pencils are available in up to 16 degrees of hardness - ideal for all purposes and needs for artists. There are also watersoluable leads available - search for Graphite Aquarell. For office work or students' needs, there is a wide selection of standard pencils available. Well assorted wood, combined with fully bonded graphite leads make the perfect item for everyday writing.
Award winning GRIP 2001
Faber-Castell's history in one pencil
CASTELL 9000 - a genuinely classic pencil - was launched by Count Alexander von Faber-Castell in 1905. Its quality and finely graduated degrees of hardness have made it a firm favourite with artists and illustrators. Its lead is fully bonded with the wood surround and is therefore particularly break-resistant. The CASTELL 9000 is available in 16 different degrees of hardness, making it the ideal pencil for all technical and artistic applications. This classicl pencil is also available to purchase as PERFECT PENCIL edition - with sharpener, extender and eraser attached.