French brand Conté was established in 1795 when painter, chemist, physicist and hot air balloonist, Nicolar-Jacques Conté, invented a method for developing different hardness levels of graphite which any pencil-lover will know, was a huge breakthrough. These pencils are from the 1960s, preceding the company's merger with Bic in the 1970s.
In the Criterium 550 3H pencil, it's easy to see Conté's expertise in perfecting hardness levels, it delivers a beautiful, crisp line for a pencil of this hardness.
Local customers can pick up orders at our 1013 West Webster Avenue location. Pickup hours are 1 - 4 pm Friday & Saturday, no appointment necessary. You can place your order anytime and pick up during these hours at your convenience. If you order during pickup hours, your items will be ready in 30 minutes.