1889, General Pencil Company has been owned and operated by the
Weissenborn family, carrying on the dream of its founder, Edward
Weissenborn, who started his first pencil factory in 1860. General
creates quality, handcrafted pencils and other tools using traditional
methods that have spanned six generations. While its history stretches
back decades, General’s goal has remained the same: create consistent
products in a sustainable manner for artists of all levels.
has been making Kimberly Watercolor pencils since 1930. Over that time, General
has perfected these “indelible pencils” and they’ve since become an
indispensable part of anyone’s collection. Ideal for watercolor paper and
heavier stocks, these pencils take on an incredible depth and richness when
water is added. Truly, though, one of this pencil’s finest virtues is the way
it sharpens cleanly, thanks to a specialized Carbo-Weld bonding process. You’ll
love using these sets as a jumping off point for your creativity: while the
possibilities are endless, you’ll feel confident knowing they’ll always be up
to the task.
offers sets of 12 and 24 differently colored pencils.