Brand: Baignol & Farjon
Made in: France
This pencil was named after the Battle of Austerlitz, also known as the Battle of the Three Emperors, was one of Napoleon's greatest victories, effectively destroying the Third Coalition against the French Empire. On December 2, 1805, French troops, commanded by Emperor Napoleon I, decisively defeated a Russo-Austrian army, commanded by Tsar Alexander I. The battle took place at Austerlitz (Slavkov u Brna) about 6.5 km (four miles) east of Brno (Brünn) in Moravia. The battle is often regarded as a tactical masterpiece.
Baignol & Farjon, based in France, was incorporated in 1875 by Camille Baignol (1841-1908) and Ferdinand Farjon (1841-1916). The company manufactured metal feathers, pencils, and pens for 104 years until it ceased operations in 1979.