Faber-Castell's 9000 pencil provides all creative artists with an extensive range of pencils in different grades of hardness for sketching, graphic design and shading work. The "green pencil from Faber", which was already being mentioned with approval by Van Gogh and Goethe, has now become part of everyday life. The 16 different grades of hardness range from a delicate grey hue to a deep graphite black, and offer artists a wide range of possibilities. This art set contains 12 of the softer grades
Brought onto the market by Alexander Graf von Faber-Castell in 1905, the 9000 pencil's quality and finely graded hardnesses have made it a favourite drawing and sketching tool for artists and draughtsmen. It is coated with environmentally compatible water-based paint, a technology which Faber-Castell was the first manufacturer to introduce. Its lead is completely glued together with the wooden shaft, making it especially resilient to breakage. Twelve pencils in a protective and durable tin in two sets. Art Set , 12 pencils from 8B to 2H. Design Set , 12 pencils from 5B to 5H.