If there is an aristocracy in the pen world, then Graf von Faber-Castell with it's long pedigree is firmly established within it. The Faber-Castell company was founded in 1761 producing graphite pencils, meaning it has been in production for over 250 years! In 1839 Baron Lothar von Faber took over the family firm and under his direction, the humble wood-cased pencil was turned into a genuine quality product; the company produced the first-ever branded writing implement. They were confident that the consistent high quality of their pencils would ensure success.
The company is now lead by the great-great-grandson of Baron Lothar von Faber, Count Anton Wolfgang von Faber-Castell, the 8th generation of his family to lead the company. Under his direction, Graf von Faber-Castell have developed their collection of prestige luxury writing instruments, all of which have an unmistakable understated elegance and undeniable quality.
The traditional wood cased pencil has not been forgotten in the development of these luxury pieces. Woods of different species such as pernambuco, grenadilla, and ebony are variously used to great effect throughout the ranges and of course the Perfect Pencil with its multi-function extender is the ultimate wood cased pencil.