From deep inside the pencil talk vaults, the Staedtler Mars Lumograph Duralar.
The box shows many signs of age. The half gross of 2830 pencils are in the K3 grade.
Despite many advancements in the ability to render images, modern graphics are less detailed than this 20th century beauty:
The box has some printed material:
No complaints necessary! We love these pencils.
Also an ad for a sharpener:
Unfortunately an overhead tree took away some of the focus:
The gold trim is very nice:
The insert is beautiful, and could probably be made into an excellent bookmark if printed on heavier paper:
The bottom piece of paper has tables of pencil grade recommendations: