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New Special Edition Union Jack Tin!

06/02/2012

New Special Edition Union Jack Tin!

To celebrate 180 years of quality British pencil making Derwent has created a Special Edition Union Jack tin containing 12 soft graphite pencils from their classic Graphic range.

To celebrate 180 years of quality British pencil making Derwent has created a Special Edition Union Jack tin containing 12 soft graphite pencils from their classic Graphic range.

The Cumberland Pencil Company, makers of Derwent fine art pencils, has a long and distinguished heritage stretching back to the discovery of graphite in Borrowdale in the Lake
District in the 1500s. Generations of local craftsmen have used their unique skills to perfect the art of pencil making and today, by combining these traditional skills with innovative new manufacturing techniques, the Cumberland Pencil Company is keeping alive an age old manufacturing tradition which started when the first pencil factory was founded in Keswick in 1832.

The Special Edition Union Jack tin contains 12 soft Derwent Graphic Pencils from 9B to H; perfect for expressive sketches, portraits and tonal drawings. The classic Derwent Graphic range was developed in 1980 and is a traditional, high quality graphite pencil. It comes in a wide choice of 20 degrees from a crisp, non-scratchy 9H to a soft and smudgy 9B. So what ever your drawing style or media preference, there is graphite pencil for you! The Derwent Graphic pencil also features a hexagonal barrel which makes it easy to grip and sharpens to a fine point for clear, precise draughtsmanship.