Brand: L&C Hardtmuth
This is a very common Hardtmuth made all over the world. Some variations are not so common, like the Made in Croatia model, & Erzeugt in Oesterreich model which translates from German to “Rendered in Austria.” NOTE: The Made in the USA model with Lead Imported from Czechoslovakia 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.