Pencil making stems from the 1660’s in the Imperial City of Nuremburg where Kaspar Faber lived. He started his own pencil manufacturing factory soon after, and it has been passed down from generation to generation staying in the family to this day. Faber opened the first overseas factory in NYC in 1861, making it the oldest brand name in the US. Faber-Castell is world renowned for its groundbreaking history in employee treatment and market production. To own a Faber-Castell is to own a piece of history.