Each Caran d’Ache Fixpencil has a lead-clutching mechanism that opens with the push of the top button. The black top button can be removed and used as a sharpener for the lead. The grip is smooth.
Caran d’Ache was founded in Geneva in 1915 and remains Switzerland’s only manufacturer of pencils, fine arts products and writing instruments. Based in a country that is world famous for its watchmaking and jewelry, it is not surprising that the company has earned an international reputation for products of exceptional quality and beauty.