This is our very own pencil, designed to exacting standards. After years of scouring the world for the very best stationery available, we believe that we now have the expertise to create a perfect pencil for writing and design. The wooden casing is American basswood, also known as linden, a tree that is valued for its beauty, fragrance and shade and which is abundant in the eastern half of the USA. The pencils themselves are made in the Czech Republic by a long-established, family-run company. HB.