The Originators of the
HB Degree System
Hardtmuth® Graphite is a premium lead that has been used in our professional artist’s pencils since 1802. Franz Hardtmuth, inventor of the graphite degree system, chose H after the family name Hardtmuth, B for the town Budějovice where our pencils are made, and F after himself. This varied degree drawing instrument has received accolaids from the world fairs in New York, Paris, London, Vienna, and Milan, and from Queen Victoria, who bestowed the name Koh-I-Noor on the pencils after the world reknown diamond as a representation of their finest quality.
Sizes: .3mm, .5mm, .7mm & .9mm
Recommended Lead Refills: 39505308
The classic Rapidomatic mechanical pencil is back by popular demand! The sturdy metal construction for the .3mm mechanical pencil is painted with red enamel for easy lead size identification. It has a nice weight when drawing and includes a metal pocket clip and a customizable lead degree indicator. This professional quality mechanical pencil features a comfortable knurled grip area and push-button lead advance. The eraser is protected under the cover of the lead advance. The Rapidomatic pencils are pre-loaded with lead and an eraser.