General Pencil Company, Inc.

General Pencil Company, Inc.

“General Pencil Company”, founded in 1889, is famous for its high-quality handcrafting products, including pencils, artist materials, sharpeners, drawing sets, powdered charcoal, watercolor pencils, stain removers etcetera . Edward Weissenborn, the founder of the company, followed the philosophy that quality is a key factor in a company’s development, so the products are sturdy and are made with eco-friendly materials. Their packaging is 100& recyclable, and the products are non-toxic and, in some cases, made from recycled materials. The company is taking care not only of the environment, but also of the American human craft. The products are exclusively made in USA for five generations, providing jobs for the Americans.

“General Pencil Company” is one of the best companies in the USA for pencils. Their passion for high quality pencils and artist products has been maintained through all these years. It is truly an innovator in this area, inspiring more and more people with their output. It is therefore very important to say that “General Pencil Company”, is a family enterprise. Nowadays the fifth generation of Weissenborns, James and Katie Weissenborn, are continuing the family tradition, trying to ensure the quality and the consistence of the production. Their website, “”, is one of a kind. It includes an online store, but also a lot of videos, a store locator, and the company’s news and announcement. The only thing you have to do is to enter their internet page, and the wonderful journey in one of the world’s best artist’s pencils will begin!!!

Available Products

  • Drawing Kits
  • The Masters and Kiss-Off
  • Cartooning
  • School, Writing, and Office Pencils
  • 580 Test Scoring Pencils
  • How A Pencil is Made Kit
  • Kimberly Graphite
  • General’s Charcoal
  • Compressed Drawing Sticks
  • Kimberly Watercolor Pencils
  • MultiPastel Chalk Pastels
  • How to Books
  • Primo Euro Blend Charcoal
  • Teacher & Party Packs
  • PlastiPastel Crayons
  • David Kassan
  • Specialty Pencils
  • Sketch & Go Drawing Kits
  • Wearables
  • Pencil Sharpeners


PO Box 5311
Redwood City, CA 94063

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James & Katie Weissenborn



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