Brand: L&C Hardtmuth
Made in: USA
Nice Koh-I-Noor drawing pencils and difficult to find in the high B range. The top Koh 6B is slightly thicker than the average pencil as was the common practice for the older 6B's. NOTE: The top USA model is available for purchase.
L&C Hardtmuth was formed in 1790 by Josef Hardtmuth in Vienna, Austria. In 1802 he patented the first pencil lead made from a combination of clay and graphite, and in 1848 the company was moved to the city of Budweis in what is today the Czech Republic. In 1888 they introduced the KOH-I-NOOR pencil, named after the largest known diamond in the world at that time. Today the company operates under the name KOH-I-NOOR HARDTMUTH. Learn more about this company’s fascinating history here.