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Caran d'Ache has drawn on its expertise and explored the deepest graphite mines to search out the infinite color nuances of carbon. The result is the Graphite Line, an original concept dedicated to graphite that gives artists the opportunity to compose their own graphite range and explore all the shades of black. An integral component of the line is the Grafwood pencil.
This series of extra-fine graphite pencils contains 15 gradations (including 9B, the deepest black on the market), enabling artists to produce an infinite range of techniques and effects, uniform darkening of large surfaces, and regular and intense line drawing.
An easy-to-hold design offers optimal artistic control.
Grafwood Metal Box Set
This selection of six Grafwood graphite pencils is balanced between soft and hard leads, enabling artists and creative professionals to explore all the shades of black. It includes one each of 9B, 7B, 5B, 3B, HB, and 2H, contained in a durable, hinged metal box. The box is light, easy to carry, and protects the pencils from damage — a practical set for all student and professional artists.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Really Really Good
from Mt View CA
Comments about Caran d'Ache Caran d’Ache Grafwood Pencils:
I love these pens. I bought 2B, 6B, 9B. It is true what other people say, 9B is not really black BUT there is enough difference between 6B, 9B to have a full range of grey tones. They are soft and apply so easily. Much much better than Staedtler or Faber Castell. I clicked off "Solid Value" because you pay for what you get. They meet criteria of quality to cost what they do, so they are not overpriced, especially from Blick. I will still use other pens but when I work on "real" not "learning" drawings, these are my pens of choice until or unless I find something yet better.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from California foothills
These pencils DO have the deepest black! Haven't yet used them very often but, I did test out their claim to having the darkest black. Compared to five other brands of pencil that I own in 9B, these were indeed, the deepest darkest black on the market, And, It didn't take numerous overlaps to achieve that deepest black value. The other pencils in the set also cover surface area really well without lots of going over the same spot. I also really like the silver metal pencil case they came in. Makes for a nice, quality pencil set.
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By Shar at Rusty Cat
from Linden, TX
These are awesome graphite drawing pencils. They hold a good point and are very versatile. I have no complaints whatsoever and will continue to use them as my primary drawing pencils.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great graphite pencils for artwork
from Coeur d Alene, ID
These pencils are more expensive but are worth it. Application is very smooth. The wood barrels are wide and may not fit in all electric pencil sharpeners.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Rochester, MN
Like most products from Caran d'Ache, their graphite pencils are well-made and consistently performing. They take and maintain a point well. The shafts of these pencils are a diameter size up from standard, so if you are using a standard-sized electric sharpener, they are too tight in the opening. For manual sharpening, they are fine. Otherwise, you need an adjustable opening on your sharpener. Overall, I find the hardness of these pencils to be shifted a bit toward the hard end, meaning that each number is somewhat harder than I expect it to be. If you are accustomed to getting a heavy dark from your 4B, for instance, you might want to shift to a 6B. If you are 5-penciling, you might want 2H-HB-2B-4B-6B instead of 4H-2H-HB-2B-4B.
from New Mexico
I love these pencils. They are responsive and the variety of hardness in the sets makes layering and subtle changes in value very easy and wonderfully do-able.
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Works like a charm
from Plano, TX
Solid, high-quality pencils that produce consistent, smooth results.
Caran d'Ache Grafwood Pencils
from Clearwater, FL
I was working on a drawing and needed a dark - dark, which I didn't have ... so, I ordered the Caran d'Ache 8B and 9B, WoW! These pencils are like butter on paper - even had a friend try one and he said, "I've never used a pencil that you didn't have to work, these are like liquid." I totally agree with him, these pencils are great!
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Pencil is A+, Packaging is 'F'
By Pencil Art
The pencil is A+, smooth and consistent, in a class of its own. It even survived Blick's careless packaging, another A for Caran d'Ache.
Will Purchase Again
pencils were very smooth with good consistency and seemed to flow when applied, with little need for refinement. Also the progressive range of value from the 4H to the 4B was quite good. There is very low contrast between the first two bars of each pencil grade test, making it easier to maintain the 5-Pencil Method value limits for each pencil. Tapping off the graphite with the large end of the kneaded eraser was quite acceptable through all grade bars. Making a thin erased line, with both the kneaded and electric erasers also worked well through all of those grade bars. The grade designation is printed in silver and on one side of the pencil only.
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