The barrel of the Graf von Faber-Castell Classic instruments consists of a stable metal body (brass), which is sheathed in wood. The metal body ensures a maximum level of stability and durability. 

All of the metal fittings, such as the tip, end cap and the clip, are platinum-plated. The multi-part clip, which is assembled with expert precision, is equipped with a durable spring, which guarantees that the pencil will hold together firmly in the pocket for years to come.

The instruments in the Classic Series are available in several variations: pernambuco, ebony, grenadilla, platinum-plated and solid 925 sterling silver. The sterling silver model is distinguished by the double ring on the cap.