We’ve covered the iconic pencil sharpening machine, the world’s first mechanical pencil, and Pencils.com’s first foray into the world of pens, but I think we’ve saved the best new Caran d’Ache item for last. Les Crayons de la Maison Caran d’Ache is an exotic pencil set featuring four individual pencils crafted out of four rare species of wood. The result is a visually striking set that belongs in any pencil enthusiast’s collection.
The set’s packaging is simple, yet elegant. Its shimmering black box features the Caran d’Ache logo printed in silver and a hexagonal shaped reveal window that shows off the pencils and pays homage to their iconic shape.
Inside, the four pencils are pre-sharpened, giving you a detailed look at the wood used to craft each one. The woods used in this set are Macassar Ebony, Titanium Oak, American Walnut, and Lati gris, and this is where the set really shines.
Macassar Ebony features a deep brown base mixed with bright streaks of beige to create a unique wood grain pattern unlike any other pencil we’ve seen.
Titanium wood features the matte grey color of titanium (thus the name), streaked with bright blues and beiges to give this pencil a timeless, elegant look.
American Walnut features an assortment of browns ranging from chocolate brown to intense dark brown, and a deep glow that gives the wood a warm look.
Lati Gris features a subtle palette of whites that gives this pencil a refined, contemporary appearance. This rare wood is an exclusive species only found in this set.
What do you think pencileers? Will you add this set to your collection? Sound off in the comments section below!