Drawing & Sketching: Pencils (49 to 57 of 57)
Graphite came into widespread use following the discovery of a large graphite deposit in Borrowdale, England in 1564. Graphite left a darker mark than lead, but was so soft and brittle that it required a holder. At first, sticks of graphite were wrapped in string. Later, the graphite was inserted into wooden sticks that had been hollowed-out by hand. The wood-cased pencil was born! The first mass-produced pencils were made in Nuremberg, Germany in 1662. There, an active pencil industry developed with famous companies like Faber-Castell established in 1761, Lyra, Staedtler and others growing throughout the 19th century industial revolution. Other early U.S. manufacturers that helped industrialize pencil making in the United States were Joseph Dixon Crucible Company (now Dixon Ticonderoga) and a number of factories established in New York and New Jersey towards the end of the 19th century by immigrants from the German industry including Faber Castell, Eberhard Faber, Eagle Pencil Company (Later Berol) and General Pencil Company.
Faber-Castell Grip Pencil 2001 HB
Faber-Castell's Grip Pencils are a really significant improvement over conventional wooden-case pencils. They combine an ergonomic triangular shape with a soft-grip zone. The result is more comfortable and tireless writing. The lead is break-resistant, dermatologically tested, and easy-to-sharpen.... more »
- Black Beauty Pencil 874 NZD $2.50
- Aristochrom Multicolour Pencil NZD $1.50
- Koh-I-Noor 5201 Clutch Lead Holder NZD $9.50
Staedtler Mars Technico Clutch Pencil
Leadholder for drawing, sketching and writing. Holds 2mm leads. Has a metal clip, push-button and grip zone a lead pointer is integrated in the push-button. Comes with HB lead. Integrated lead pointer:Simply remove the push-button, insert the lead into the metal opening and sharpen. ... more »
Staedtler Noris Clutch Pencil
Leadholder for drawing, sketching and writing.Holds 2 mm leads. Comes with HB lead.... more »
Faber-Castell Vario L Mechanical Pencil 0.5mm
Out of Stock
Fixed lead sleeve for drafting with adjustable degree indicator. Cushioned lead for writing, with an extra long propelling eraser. ... more »
- Faber-Castell Executive Pencil NZD $12.90 2 items
Staedtler Mars Micro Mechanical Pencils
Mechanical pencil for drawing and writing with ISO colour coding and non-slip rubber grip zone.Metal clip, push-button and tip.Pocket-safe thanks to retractable metal lead sleeve.Cylindrical lead sleeve, ideal for use with rulers and templates. Cushioned lead for high level of break resistance.Easy to refill with "12-a-go" Mars micro carbon mechanical pencil leads in four line widths: 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm and 0.9mm... more »4 items
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