These fine pencils, made in Germany, have a larger barrel and "lead" diameter than a standard pencil with the same quality ground graphite and clay "lead" of the fine drawing pencil created in 1905 by Count Alexander von Faber-Castell. The handsome, deep green painted varnish and gold lettering on the barrel are a pleasure to see. The HB hardness is excellent for drafting or drawing. 6 pencils per box. Made in Germany.