why this product

Freedom and expression go hand in hand, which is why graphite pencils come in extra large sizes. With the smooth surface of this particularly large graphite stick, a world of artistic expression can be realized.  The extra large width is ideal for sweeping across large surfaces, to sketch and color, but the pointed bottom corners also serve as a writing tool.  Produced by one of the oldest pencil manufacturers in Europe, this wide graphite stick sets new boundaries for creativity with a wide range of uses and a large rod for direct drawing on a large scale.

use & care

Use for drawing large illustrations, portraits, still lifes and landscapes. The broad sides can capture shadows and planes easily for a gesture drawing. Use for shading and laying out a composition, a flat shape or a sketch.

production & design

The only pencil manufacturer in Portugal makes these graphite sticks, with quite a challenging history behind it. The company started out a hundred years ago, when a group of French industrialists decided to construct a pencil manufacturing plant, an idea which was put to rest after three short years because of the country's involvement with World War I and its subsequent bankruptcy. In the 20s, the company was reactivated again but once again stymied by the Great Depression. Finally, in 1936, the company was bought by a prominent industrial business owner and it became a family business, run by one of his sons.  Right away, efforts were made to improve the quality of the pencils and diversify the product selection to include colored pencils and a range of other supplies for the art industry. 80 years later, the business is the only successful pencil manufacturer in all of Europe.  

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Extra Large Graphite Stick

$38.00
Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Extra large watersoluble graphite stick is ideal for drawing on paper, canvas or other broad surfaces where you wish to express yourself. Comes with a cloth bag.  8B hardness with a very smooth glide. Made in Portugal. (more info

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    Weight
    250 grams

    Dimensions
    7" long

    Made in
    Portugal


    «I can paint a wall, I can paint a canvas, I can paint on paper and it’s still possible to make a series of corrections if there is a mistake - with clean water or a cloth, recuperation is possible.» Ana Costa

     

  • Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000281874

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  • We accept complimentary returns within 14 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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