Desenho 250 Pencil - H
This variant is currently sold out
'Desenho' might be Portuguese for 'drawing' but we really like this pencil for general use just as much. It's Viarco's most classic pencil and has been varnished in the same deep shade of red for the past 70+ years.
Viarco is Portugal's one and only pencil factory. Founded in 1907, Viarco has done a beautiful job of preserving and sharing their Portuguese heritage while also constantly innovating unique new things. They are very much a 21st century pencil company.
The Desenho in an H grade is one of our go-to recommendations for left-handed users as it is darker and smoother than you might expect from a hard pencil but is remarkably non-smudgy. Bonus: the point retention is incredible.
Made in Portugal
Grade: H, runs true to scale
Measures 7" long
Hexagonal barrel, normal diameter
We measure the characteristics of the pencils we sell against a General's Semi-Hex #2, which is the pencil we consider to be a good quality pencil of true HB/#2 hardness, similar to that of most American #2 pencils. The swatch in this product listing reflects that.