Caran d'Ache Ecridor Retro mechanical pencil
Item no: CdA-0004.496
One of the most important elements in Caran d’Ache's history is the Ecridor model. The name "Ecridor" comes from the pencil factory (founded in 1915) that Arnold Schweitzer, the founder of Caran d'Ache, bought in 1924, located in the heart of Geneva. In 1929, Carl Schmid invented one of the first mechanical pencils, the "Fixpencil," a name registered as a trademark by Caran d'Ache. A few years later, the first hexagonal Ecridor mechanical pencils made their debut. In 1953 the logical follow-up was a matching ballpoint pen. Over the decades, this Ecridor model has more than proven itself. This is thanks to the sophisticated hexagonal shape that makes the pens lie perfectly in the hand and the Caran d'Ache ballpoint refill (Goliath), a refill that is among the best in the world, guarantees at least 600 flawlessly written A4 fours.