Tag: carandache

Caran d’Ache Grafwood Pencil Review

17 December 2015 By ian

Last week I reviewed the Caran d’Ache Edelweiss, a reasonable writing pencil that is inexplicably extremely hard to get in the UK. The Grafwood, in contrast, is a drawing pencil that can be found almost everywhere. Price: £2.50 Lead grade options: 4H to 9B Barrel colours: many shades of grey Barrel shape: hexagonal Eraser?: no […]

Caran d’Ache Edelweiss Wooden Pencil Review

10 December 2015 By ian

Caran d’Ache generally make quite expensive things, some of which are quite nice. One example is the Swiss Wood, which isn’t expensive when compared to, say, a Ferrari but at £3.50 a piece is not exactly a budget pencil. It’s lovely though. The Edelweiss, on the other hand, costs about 70p. Price: $1 (USA) Lead […]

Caran d’Ache Technalo 779 Water-Soluble Pencil Review

30 July 2015 By ian

A little while ago a reader, Jennifer (who makes rather wonderful art) asked if I’d tried water-soluble graphite pencils. I’d been meaning to but hadn’t got around to it. Then, by a strange coincidence, I picked up a couple of new (to me) Caran d’Ache pencils at a local art supplies shop. One of these […]

Caran d’Ache Swiss Wood Pencil Review

14 May 2015 By ian

The Caran d’Ache Swiss Wood pencil is available just in HB. It’s quite expensive, for a pencil: £3.50 in the UK, $4.50 in the USA. That’s each. According to CW Pencils, the Swiss Wood is made from wood. From Switzerland. More specifically, dark beech wood from the Swiss Jura. This is such a beautiful part […]

Caran d’Ache Frosty mechanical pencil review

29 September 2014 By ian

The Caran d’Ache Frosty is a 0.7mm mechanical pencil available with a black, blue or red barrel. Even though it’s from Caran d’Ache it’s quite cheap, available for about £5 from Cult Pens, who sponsored this review. It certainly looks good and it’s also well made. The frosty look that gives the pencil its name […]