Product Profile: The Exotic Pencils of Caran d’Ache

We’ve covered the iconic pencil sharpening machine, the world’s first mechanical pencil, and’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.

Exotic Pencils of Caran d'Ache

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.

Exotic Pencils of Caran d'Ache

Macassar Ebony

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 Oak

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

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

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!

3 replies
  1. Karen Simonsen
    Karen Simonsen says:

    I would love to get my hands on some of the older special editions from Caran d’Ache. I signed up for Edition 4 but never heard anything further. I have Edition 6 and Edition 7. If anybody knows where I can buy editions 1 through 5 used or new please contact me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,


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