Caran d’Ache makes, and has made, a wide array of high quality wood pencils. The line spans from everyday, student pencils, to luxury pencils made of unique types of sustainably sourced wood.
It’s not that easy to differentiate from one pencil to the next, despite the obvious care Caran d’Ache has put into these pencil. This article will try to clear things up a little and make sense out of this wonderful line of pencils.
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The iconic Caran d’Ache 849 is mainly sold as a retractable ballpoint pen, but it’s also sold as a capped fountain pen.
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The Caran d’Ache 849 is an iconic ballpoint pen that has been made continuously since the 1960s.
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The Caran d’Ache Goliath is an extra large ballpoint pen refill that roughly adheres to the Parker-style G2 standard.
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The Caran d’Ache 825 is disposable version of Caran d’Ache’s iconic 849 ballpoint pen. The 825 is made entirely of plastic, is not refillable, and is might lighter than the 849. The 825 is most popularly seen as a branded pen that is handed out by companies as a promotional item.
The pen is sometimes called the “Eco” despite is being disposable because it is made out of recycled plastic. It’s popular in Switzerland, but not see outside of that country, or at least outside of Europe, very often.
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