Pencil Boxes (II) – Graf von Faber-Castell

Graf von Faber-Castell pencil box

Faber-Castell seems to be the sole major manufacturer currently offering a wooden box of pencils. And what a box it is!

Graf von Faber-Castell pencil box

Their offering has a removable lid, and it houses a dozen fantastic pencils, the Graf von Faber-Castell pencil.

Graf von Faber-Castell pencil box

The outer packaging says “12 bleistifte” (12 pencils), which although truthful, is an incredible understatement.

Graf von Faber-Castell pencil box

My only grumble is with regard to the plastic insert that actually surrounds the pencils – it seems kind of cheap for the neighborhood, and will likely become dirty from contact with graphite over time. Otherwise, well done!

Graf von Faber-Castell pencil box

10 Replies to “Pencil Boxes (II) – Graf von Faber-Castell”

  1. Hi Marc,

    This pencil box has been in the Graf von Faber-Castell catalogue for a couple of years. I’ve yet to see it at a retailer accessible to me, so I resorted to mail order!

  2. F-C’s presentation is quite simply to drool over, although I must agree the white plastic tray is something of a letdown. Upon first seeing your photos I thought the insert was glazed ceramic! Wouldn’t that be something now:>))). It would certainly be in keeping with the obvious quality of the pencils and the box.

  3. Yet another question: I went to my local Faber Castell dealer and nothing. Is
    this catalog online anywhere? Where can I go for mail order?

    Also, check out the Helix Oxford pencils. I get them from pencilthings.

  4. Hi Marc, I’m surprised! I did learn of this pencil box in a Faber-Fastell catalogue. It wasn’t a customer brochure, but rather a small order book for retailers. This was at a top fountain pen specialty store.

    For mail order, I have had consistently excellent (And I mean excellent, not just good) experiences with Skripta-Paris, who get everything right the first time.

  5. These pencils tick all the boxes for me as I am a cabinetmaker who absolutely loves anything to do with wood. I appreciate that these beautiful pencils are not hardwood, being Cedar of Lebanon but, yes they are really lovely and could not resist buying a box in the pen shop sale today for £50.00

  6. I thought Steadler Wopex and My Pencil (Wooden) TM were the most beautiful pencils till i run into the F-C collection. I don’t sketch nor draw but i do love to decorate with wooden materials. I love these pencils. excellent design.

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