A real original, the Caran d'Ache 849 has been in production since 1969, racking up over 15m sales. This special edition 849 Totally Swiss features the classic 'Swiss flag souvenir' finish and comes in a lovely gift tin with 3D sculpting. Polished chrome clip and engraved push-button. Supplied with a medium blue Goliath refill, good for 8000 metres of writing.
We have the full range of fine, medium and broad; black, blue, red and green refills available.
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Caran d'Ache is familiar to many for their excellent range of coloured pencils. However, Switzerland's premier manufacturer of writing instruments and art products has a wide range of items from simple office items through the classic Fixpencil clutch pencils and 849 Metal Ballpoints to the highly desirable Ecridor premium range and beyond. All are made with uncompromising attention to detail and to the highest quality.
Caran d'Ache was the pen name by which French illustrator, Emmanuel Poiré, achieved worldwide renown in the 19th century. “Karandash” is the Russian term for “pencil” and in turn comes from the Turkish root “kara tash” which refers to black stone – the origins of graphite.
This natural material found in the mountains of Switzerland gave rise to the first Swiss pencil factory, in Geneva in 1915. Nine years later, in the hands of its founder, Arnold Schweitzer, it took the name of the famous illustrator and became known as Caran d'Ache.
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