Faber-Castell Grip 2001 pencil in black

Black Faber-Castell Grip 2001 pencil

A couple of years ago, I found some Grip 2001 pencils in red and blue finishes. There were two comments about a black version also existing. I guess the black version is even more unusual, as I’d not even seen it online, let alone in person. That recently changed, as I saw a package of these pencils with some accessories offered by an eBay seller.

Black Faber-Castell Grip 2001 pencil

The accessories are themselves interesting – a container sharpener, a sleeved eraser, and an eraser/sharpener combination. They look like they would make a great inexpensive gift for a young person.

Black Faber-Castell Grip 2001 pencil Black Faber-Castell Grip 2001 pencil
Black Faber-Castell Grip 2001 pencil Black Faber-Castell Grip 2001 pencil

Beautiful and simple stationery items. Alas, just one problem – none of the the sharpener blades can be replaced, the sleeve eraser can’t be refilled, and the eraser core in the combination sharpener/eraser has no refill for sale that I’m aware of. These accessories seem too nice to be disposable.

12 Replies to “Faber-Castell Grip 2001 pencil in black”

  1. Pretty sleek looking indeed. The Grip 2001 products seemed to have rather spotty distribution. Recall seeing the red and blue carded pencil sets at a Barnes & Noble once last year, but I have not come across them since.

  2. Apparently the eraser refill for the F-C Grip Plus mechanical pencil will fit the sharpener eraser although it is a little long and won’t fully retract when new. F-C part number 131559. The eraser from the Staedtler 771 pencil should also fit as it’s identical to the F-C one.
    I don’t have one so I can’t personally vouch for the fit.
    As for the sleeve eraser, by the time the eraser is used the sleeve isn’t fit to refill – at least mine aren’t :-)
    Sharpener blades are a perennial problem though aren’t they?
    I’ve never seen these black pencils. I have seen the Design version with black dyed wood and with black grip dots so it’s an all black finish but at a premium price.

  3. I bought one of these sets at a local bookstore here – they are not rare in these parts. But the text on the blister pack was in Russian, Greek and English. It would seem they are primarily made for the Eastern marked and we had a couple here in Denmark too.
    Nice sharpener(s), nice erasers, the pencils look nice – a little too slender and light to my tastes. Haven’t seen any refills here neither, so I guess it is meant to be disposable.

  4. The black body and grey grip dot combo makes the pencil look sleek, evil, spooky, and gothic! I’d say this is great for halloween.

  5. They really look nice. Especially as a set with all items in black. I have seen the black pencil with dyed wood before, but not this version before.

  6. Pencil made with real wood is Pencil to discuss and share..

    Rest of all, Mechenical Pencils or the extruded Pencils never give you the feel of Pencil!!

    You should encourage more to Wooden Pencil..

  7. This pen package does look extremely appealing and I would definitely be into purchasing one if it wasn’t for the fact that it seems that there are no refill options available for purchase. It basically seems like one would have to constantly repurchase this package over and over again, which would seem like a bit of a waste of money. But if you have the money to do that, then this is one extremely attractive stationary set.

  8. Just purchased one of these. This is form over function. The sharpener is awful – why does a major stationery company produce such poor sharpeners – why bother, it just ruins the brand and chews up the pencils. The eraser is just average and the whole thing is too thick in the hand. Very disappointed.

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