Handcrafted with Pride in our Factory in Jersey City, New Jersey USA since 1889.
General Pencil Company's art and craft pencils come to you from our factory in Jersey City, New Jersey. We believe in quality, tradition, value, and the fun of creating. We take pride in handcrafting quality pencils and artist materials using traditional methods passed down for six generations. Our history dates back to 1860 when Edward Weissenborn began the first pencil factory in the USA. In 1889, Edward and his son, Oscar A., began what is now General Pencil Company. Still family owned and operated, our goal is to create consistent, quality products in a sustainable manner for artists of all levels. We thank you for choosing our fine art and craft products for your creative talents and enjoyment.
General’s® Extra Smooth Premium Compressed Charcoal Sticks are created with the same artists favourite, family formula as our hand crafted pencils. These sticks are conveniently used by breaking into smaller pieces. The flat edge may be used for broad strokes. They can also be sharpened to a fine point with a Little-Red™ All-Art® Sharpener or sandpaper paddle. The drawing may be blended with a soft point, such as a paper stub, tortillion, or chamois. Erase with a FACTIS® Extra Soft White Eraser or General’s® Kneaded eraser. For an exciting presentation, use bold strokes on paper with a rough surface.
Available in 3 Degrees: 2B, 4B, 6B in Square and Rectangular Sticks and Charcoal White® Sticks.
Compressed Charcoal Square Sticks
Size ¼” x ¼” x 3”
Compressed Charcoal Rectangular Sticks
Size ½” x ¼” x 3”