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The Faber-Castell 9000 Pencil Art Set contains 12 Castell 9000 pencils in hardness grades 8B - 2H, which are on the softer end of the hardness spectrum. This makes them ideally suited for artistic and high contrast work. Each pencil in this Faber-Castell set has an environmentally safe water-based coating and is extra break-resistant due to SV bonding. This Faber-Castell pencil set is built to last!
Castell 9000 Artist Pencils
The Castell 9000 is a genuinely classic pencil, 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. It's available in 16 different degrees of hardness, from a delicate grey hue to a deep graphite black, making it ideal for all technical and artistic applications.
A History of Quality
Faber-Castell is one of the world's largest manufacturers of art supplies. Founded in 1761 at Stein near Nuremberg by cabinet maker Kaspar Faber (1730-84), the enterprise has remained in the Faber family for eight generations. Faber-Castell are renowned for producing high-quality art products, with their ranges of pencils (Polychromos, Albrecht Durer and Pitt Pastel) and Pitt Artist Pens (used by Manga artists the world over) being particularly well known.
The pencil grades included in this set are as follows: 8B, 7B, 6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H & 2H.