In 1761, Kaspar Faber started to produce pencils in Stein, near Nuremberg, Germany. When Baron Lothar von Faber took over the company in 1839, he turned the pencil into a quality product and the world’s first branded writing instrument. Over time, the company created incredible products, and brought the past to the present with a combination of timeless designs and modern technology. Today, Faber-Castell writing instruments embody luxury in simplicity by combining the highest quality materials and finely engineered functionality with the greatest aesthetics. The Faber-Castell line of fine writing instruments offer quality, prestige, precision, and performance.