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. Ideal for artistic work, demanding studies and sketches, easy to sharpen and erase. The Castell 9000 is available in 16 different degrees of hardness, making it the ideal pencil for all technical and artistic applications.