Those HB pencils with round barrels, meticulously crafted in Portugal by Viarco. These pencils draw inspiration from the elegant copying pencils of the 19th century, which were known for their distinctive use of a permanent violet dye (albeit toxic) instead of conventional graphite. Viarco's modern interpretation, however, incorporates a non-toxic violet dye, ensuring both safety and performance.
These pencils, along with their packaging, pay homage to Viarco's iconic designs from the 1950s and 1960s. They exude a delightful retro charm that would delight any pencil connoisseur or discerning fine artist.