The Castell 9000 is the absolute finest quality artist's pencil!

The superior leads are finely ground to ensure they are smooth and never scratchy. The pencils are coated with environmentally friendly water-based varnish in dark green - a symbol of the Faber-Castell company. SV bonding ensures break-resistant leads and the pencil is guaranteed easy to sharpen.

The Castell 9000 Pencil is available in 16 degrees of lead hardness making it an ideal pencil for all technical and artistic applications. The pencils are commonly used for writing, doodling, drawing and sketching.  

A larger version recently introduced: The Castell 9000 Jumbo Pencil, is available in 5 degrees of lead hardness.