Graf von Faber-Castell Magnum Perfect Pencil

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Graf von Faber-Castell Magnum Perfect Pencil

The Graf von Faber-Castell Magnum Perfect Pencil. Top: Sharpened with a Caran d’Ache Sharpening Machine. Middle: Sharpened with an El Casco M-430. Bottom: Factory sharpening. The pencils rest on a Doane Paper moon camera journal.

The Graf von Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil line has a new edition. While I’m a big fan of Faber-Castell’s various premium pencils and extenders, the prices, like many consumer goods, have increased considerably over the years. Since only this specific refill would fully utilize the extender’s capabilities, I decided to first try some refills to see how this pencil works.

The challenge of jumbo pencils is that the volume of wood required quadruples as the radius doubles – so manufacturer shortcuts to save money seem inevitable. Fortunately, this pencil is an exception – a creamy dark 4B 4mm core is encased in straight grained cedar, with the signature fluted finish. I have already ordered the extender!

5 Replies to “Graf von Faber-Castell Magnum Perfect Pencil”

  1. Speaking of which I as wondering if you might have ordered the black extender. I’ve read that it will be available November 1st.

    Please let us know if you come across a vendor who has the replacement erasers (but as you’ll see, they’ve received the magnum treatment too and are much hardier than their smaller cousins).

    PS: The new look is excellent!

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