In an age dominated by PCs and the Internet, can people still get excited about pencils? Yes, they can: Short, long, round, square, smooth, with integrated sharpener and eraser – there is no end to the attractive innovations. The only one pencil of its kind anywhere in the world: Grip 2001. The patented Grip zone prevents fingers from slipping. The ergonomic triangular shape ensures fatigue-free writing. The surface coating is made from environmentally-friendly water-based paint, a technology first introduced by Faber-Castell. The lead is fully bonded with the wood surround, making it particularly break-resistant.