Eberhard Faber First Class 6300 Pencil

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The First Class 6300 by Eberhard Faber is an oversized pencil, whose name—sans hyphen—suggests they were made for young students. I don’t remember the first time I was ever given a pencil at school, but I do remember using thick ones (the crayons were thick, too). Everything about this pencil just seems sized-up from standard measurements, including its lead:

The polish is reminiscent of the late Microtomic line. It writes very nicely and holds its point a long time; the lead may be closer to No. 1 than HB. Either way, the First Class is a first-class pencil.

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4 Responses to Eberhard Faber First Class 6300 Pencil

  1. memm says:

    They look great.
    Are there round and hexagonal ones? The ones in the last picture look hexagonal to me, but that might be an illusion.


    • Sean says:

      These are round. There might be a hex version as it’s my guess this pencil has probably been in the catalog for a while. But for now I’ve only seen them with round barrels.

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  2. Gunther says:

    These look indeed nice! Do you know how old they are?


  3. Nate B. says:

    That packaging looks 1970’s


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