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 Replies to “Faber-Castell Perfection 7056 eraser pencil”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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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