The pen may be mightier than the sword but only those with the courage to correct their mistakes use pencils. Since we were little, our parents made sure to let us know that pencils were for kids. Sure, using a pencil can be great for kids since they tend to make a lot of mistakes while learning. However, who said that learning is something only kids do? Artists often spend big and use some of the most expensive pencil when they are conceptualizing a design.
Not only that, the ability to erase the pencil is quite fascinating in its own right. With a pen, if one makes a mistake, they would have to either use a whitener which stands out like a sore thumb. Or, they will just strike what was wrong and carry on with their lives. While that is not necessarily bad, it once again stands out like a sore thumb.
Now, you could say that pens offer you variety. But, that is not entirely true. Pencils themselves differ quite a bit from one to the other. So much so that some of them can be quite expensive. In fact, the most expensive pencil in the world comes in five figures. Wondering what makes this pencil so expensive? Worry not we are here to tell you that!
What’s different about this pencil?
The first difference between this and other pencils is wood. The quality of wood matters a lot. Good quality wood always sharpens easily without splinters. While bad quality wood can end up disintegrating itself to pieces. Better quality wood is also soft and quite pleasant to hold for longer. Keeping all of that in mind, the most expensive pencil uses 240-year-old olive wood.
Why olive wood? Well, that is because olive wood is very strong, hard, and durable. Plus, it has stark and beautiful grains that are different for each piece of olive wood. However, the best feature is the wood’s antimicrobial properties. This ensures that the most expensive pencil doesn’t get too gross over time.
What else does the pencil offer?
Besides the wood, the most expensive pencil also employs 18-carat white gold in its construction. The end piece and extender are made from White Gold Palladium. Quite fancy innit? The pencil also comes with a built-in eraser and sharpener.
The construction of the most expensive pencil includes ninety-nine
different parts. Three of which are diamonds on the pencil cap beneath the Faber-Castell coat-of-arms. Only 10 of The Ultimate Pencil were ever made. Out of the 10, only 5 are left in the world.
Who made it?
The most expensive pencil is a part of a Limited edition collection of the Graf von Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil. Count Anton Wolfgang von Faber Castell was the purveyor of the Graf von Faber-Castell collection. Unfortunately, he is no longer with us though.
How much does it cost?
The pencil only costs a modest $12,800. So, want to own one of these? If your answer was yes, then good luck finding it!