Faber-Castell is the granddaddy of pencil design. After producing his first pencil in 1761, Kaspar Faber went on to invent of the hexagonal pencil, and Faber’s standards for pencil size and lead grades are still the industry standards of today. Faber-Castell still produces world-famous pencils, pens and accessories. And it still operates in Germany, to exacting German standards. Each item is the result of centuries of accumulated knowledge. You can be sure that whichever item you pick up from the iconic German company draws on those many, many years of experience. A treasured classic from our childhood and yours.