Caran d'Ache Fixpencil 0.5 Red with chrome trim ; The lead advance mechanism is a push top ratchet. Only a small length of lead is advanced with each click. There is a retractable lead sleeve, the lead is “cushion loaded”, if you press too hard the lead does not break “Swiss made”
Caran d'Ache comes from the word “karandash” that 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 set up in Geneva in 1915.