Naturally being a journal junkie, pens and paper are second nature to me.. Pencils on the other hand is a whole new world I am excited and anxious to explore. There is something so appealing about pencils.. It could be the scent the wood and graphite give off, it could be how natural and raw a pencil feels, it could also be that you can erase your mistakes! hah! Anyways, let’s get to the juicy part and dive lead first into my review of the Faber-Castell Grip 2001 Pencil
Faber-Castell is one of the oldest and largest manufacturers of pens, pencils, and other supplies. They were founded in 1761 in Stein Germany! That is awesome that they have been around so long and still manage to pump out great products.. For example, I have been using Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens on a daily basis for the past year straight and they are one of my favorites in my journal kit.
The Faber-Castell Grip 2001 is triangular barrel shaped woodcased pencil made from incense-cedar. These pencils do not have an erased but just have a black plastic cap on the end. They are extreeeeemely light.. especially for someone that normally carries around heavy american made machined aluminum pens everywhere,hah! They smell great and write wonderfully too. They also have some really interesting dot padded grip section on the pencil. I have never personally used a pencil with this on them but its pretty awesome in my book. I really love the metallic silver paint with the black dots. It is right up my color palette.
They currently only only come in HB, B, and 2B.
I’ve spent a few days writing with them in my notebooks and they are very comfortable to write with. Remember though that these pencils do have triangular shaped barrels and that may bother some people depending on how you grip your writing utensils but for me it was fine. I know some people have a problem with the Lamy Safari fountain pens because they have a molded triangular grip section on them instead of a rounded grip.. These will have the same effect. SO if you have an uncommon way of gripping a pencil these may not be for you.
- I really love the unique triangular body and color scheme to this pencil. It really speaks to me
- Available in a lot of online e-commerce sites and some hobby stores like Micahels
- They are a little bit more pricier than some of the more popular enthusiast pencils out there
- Also the triangular body may not be for you but I do not mind it
Faber-Castell Grip 2001 Pencil
Price: $6 for 3 pack
Barrell Style: Triangular with soft pad grip
Lead types: HB, B, 2B
Overall this is a really cool pencil and it really isn’t that expensive. I am still in my infancy stages of the pencil world but as of right now I’d still definitely recommend these as a cool pencil to try because.. well.. why not? They write great and look cool. I’ll definitely be sure to keep an eye out for more Faber-Castell products for sure.
Thanks as always and hit me up in the comment section or shoot me an email in the contact section of AFIVED.com. I love hearing all the feedback you guys have been sending me. Let me know what some of your favorite woodcased pencils are and what some accessories you like to use with them because I’m definitely in the market to finding some cool pencil stuff!