Faber-Castell is the world's oldest pencil manufacturer - founded in 1761. Select from the best quality graphite pencils in a wide variety of designs and colours. Collections of the CASTELL 9000, GRIP 2001 pencils and many other premium quality pencils are the key to enjoying your creative experience. 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 AQUARELLE. 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.