There are erasers, and then there are erasers. Once again, the Graf von Faber-Castell line exceeds expectations. An elegant white vinyl eraser with ribbing that matches their pencil line (and sharpeners), the eraser looks good as is. With a silver-plate cover, it becomes a must have object for pencil lovers.
The eraser is in the typical shape – a three dimensional parallelogram. (Those with recollections of high school geometry can assist me if there is a more precise name.) The ribbing is lengthwise, and it’s a nice weight for such an object. With the cover (which looks engravable), it becomes even nicer.
I’ve been using some soft lead vintage pencils this weekend, and this eraser removes even very dark lines with aplomb. The residue is unusually fine, which may not be ideal depending on the circumstance in which it is used.
Overall, it’s a functional, creative and elegant rendition of a stationery staple.
5 Replies to “Graf von Faber-Castell Ersatzradiergummi, also known as one mighty fine eraser.”
I would love to see some pics of lines and marks that have been erased and half erased with this. How hard is the eraser? Does it slide a little, or is it slightly tacky?
Where might one obtain spare erasers for the silver-plate holder? I bought one a couple of years back, but the eraser itself is almost gone. I would like to refill it. :)
Forrest, there is already a newer Graf von Faber-Castell luxury eraser, seen here, so replacements may be hard to find for the earlier version. I would try contacting Faber-Castell directly.