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Faber-Castell Perfection 7056 eraser pencil

Faber-Castell Perfection 7056 eraser pencil

Wow, perfection! Or, maybe not…

The Perfection 7056 is a woodcase pencil format eraser from Faber-Castell.

Unusual looking by pencil standards, it is a very lightly hued/pale (almost ash) woodcase pencil with a light pink eraser core. It walks and talks like a pencil – but acts like an eraser.

Faber-Castell Perfection 7056 eraser pencil

The format provides convenience and a familiar grip – if you can hold a pencil, you can hold this eraser. It also provides an always “clean” eraser surface for those who prefer or require this – just sharpen, and the eraser is like new.

As to the eraser itself – I am a bit confused. The photo shows marks from a Staedtler Ergosoft in HB on a Rhodia pad. The right side was erased by the Perfection, and for comparison, the left side was erased by a Staedler mars plastic eraser.

Faber-Castell Perfection 7056 eraser pencil

Faber-Castell Perfection 7056 eraser pencil

What a difference. The Perfection has several pluses, but as an eraser, it seems quite sub-standard compared to typical format quality rectangular erasers. One note: it did seem very gentle on paper – perhaps the forte is in a specialty area.

Do you use this eraser? What do you use it for?

13 comments to Faber-Castell Perfection 7056 eraser pencil

  • oh damn, i thought someone had finally figured out what it was for.
    I have head that these narrow diameter stick or pencil erasers are useful for precise technical erasing of the kind that uses an erasing shield.

  • Thanks for the suggestion and link. I did read that they are good for blending charcoal and graphite, but I would call that a found purpose.

  • I’m an artist and I use these extensively for detailed drawings in both graphite and charcoal. You can get very controlled and clean erased lines. I also use the Staedler mars plastic eraser for larger areas. It’s hard to get as detailed and controlled as I would like in smaller areas with the Staedler, but the Perfection 7056 is great for it. It remains firm and retains a sharper point than usual plastic erasers can.

    I’ve stockpiled a decent amount just in case they stop making them.

    On a side note, the Perfection 7058 and 7058 B are crap. They do a better job of smearing and making a mess of your drawing, sometimes leaving behind a gooey residue. Highly overrated.

  • Hi Jeremiah, thanks for taking the time to mention how you use these erasers.

  • As a comic book artist I use a lot this tool to correct and refine pencil drawings, i.e little faces and such. It works pretty well.

  • JR

    I use the Faber-Castell perfection 7058 (brush removed) as a drawing tool on graphite toned paper. The eraser core is white or light gray easily rendering the layout drawing on the toned paper. I prefer it to the 7056 which has a pink pearl type core and leaves a pink color tint on the wrong kind of paper. It is great for fine detail erasing especially without, in lieu of, a metal erasing shield.

  • Sean Malone

    This type of eraser is especially useful when writing music, in particular when the musical texture is very dense (more notes packed together). It provides precision correction where a ‘regular’ eraser creates a lot of collateral damage. My problem is, I just don’t have a sharpener yet that provides an angle steep enough. Tombow also has some very good precision erasers: http://www.jetpens.com/index.php/cPath/34_428 but I find that they are good only for very small corrections.

  • byron lopez

    im trying to buy about 500 of the 7058b eraser pencil
    with brush can anyone connect me with a distributor

  • Nay Góngora

    I Found this eraser, and I wanted to know how I could use it. thank you very much for information. :)

  • Jez

    The pencil was originally used for type writer correction and the 7058B is a typical example. The B stands for brush and was used to remove the waste erasings from the key arms on the type writer. I use mine for making highlights in airbrushed media.
    Hope this helps! I’m busy looking for more stock as these are like hens teeth!

  • Sus

    I absolutely love this pencil-eraser dispite that it dosent eras very good, because its perfect to reach every corner and edge when designing. I got one for manny years ago and now its running out. Does anyone know where you can get these if you live in Sweden, now days?

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