CASTELL 9000 - a genuinely classic pencil - was launched by Count Alexander von Faber-Castell in 1905. Its quality and finely graduated degrees of hardness have made it a firm favorite with artists and illustrators. Its lead is fully bonded with the wood surround and is therefore particularly break-resistant. This is a spare pencil for the Castell 9000 perfect pencil Graphite pencil with B degree of hardness: ideal for writing. High-quality smudge-free eraser. Extra break-resistant due to SV bonding.