Koh-I-Noor Pens, Pencils and Artist's Supplies

Koh-i-Noor Hardtmuth a.s. is a Czech manufacturer and one of the world's largest producers and distributors of a full line of pencils, pens, and art supplies.  It was founded in 1790 by Joseph Hardtmuth of Austria. In 1802, they patented the first pencil lead made from a combination of kaolin and graphite.

In 1848, Joseph's sons, Karl and Ludwig took over the family business, and the production was relocated to the Bohemian town of Budweis (České Budějovice), which belongs now to the Czech Republic. The products were given awards in many world exhibitions, including in 1855 in New York, 1856, 1900 and 1925 in Paris, 1862 in London, 1882 in Vienna and 1905 in Milan.

At the 1889 World Fair in Paris, the Hardtmuth's displayed their pencils rebranded as "Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth". Each pencil was encased in a yellow cedar-wood barrel. The inspiration for the name was the famous Koh-i-Noor (meaning "Mountain of Light") diamond, part of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom and the largest diamond in the world at the time.

Koh-i-Noor Hardtmuth eventually became a state-owned company after the Second World War, before again becoming privately held in 1992 and since 2007 has been a member of a Czech parent company KOH-I-NOOR holding a.s. The company currently have production capacity in more than 80 countries in the world.

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Koh-I-Noor 2.0mm Coloured Lead Assortment
A pack of 6 coloured leads, each 120mm in length in a colour assortment pack containing one lea..
£1.70
Ex Tax: £1.42
Koh-I-Noor 2.0mm Coloured Leads
A pack of 6 coloured leads, each 120mm in length in a choice of 6 single colour packs. Fits both mod..
£1.90
Ex Tax: £1.58
Koh-I-Noor 2.0mm Graphite Leads
A pack of 12 strong polymer leads, each 120mm in length in an astonishing choice of 20 different gra..
£2.40
Ex Tax: £2.00
Koh-I-Noor 5.6mm Graphite Leads
A pack of 6 leads, each approx 120mm in length.  These leads are available as packs of 6 g..
£2.99
Ex Tax: £2.49
Koh-I-Noor 5.6mm Magic Leads
A pack of 6 leads, each approx 120mm in length.  These leads are available as a pack of multico..
£3.97
Ex Tax: £3.31
Koh-I-Noor 5.6mm Metallic Leads
A pack of 6 leads, each approx 120mm in length.  These leads are available as a selection pack ..
£6.40
Ex Tax: £5.33
Koh-I-Noor 5211 2.0mm Clutch Pencil, Black
A plastic clutch pencil for 2.0mm leads with metal fittings, in a choice of five colours.  The ..
£3.98
Ex Tax: £3.32
Koh-I-Noor 5211 2.0mm Clutch Pencil, Green
A plastic clutch pencil for 2.0mm leads with metal fittings, in a choice of five colours.  The ..
£3.98
Ex Tax: £3.32
Koh-I-Noor 5211 2.0mm Clutch Pencil, Red
A plastic clutch pencil for 2.0mm leads with metal fittings, in a choice of five colours.  The ..
£3.98
Ex Tax: £3.32
Koh-I-Noor 5211 2.0mm Clutch Pencil, Yellow
A plastic clutch pencil for 2.0mm leads with metal fittings, in a choice of five colours.  The ..
£3.98
Ex Tax: £3.32
Koh-I-Noor 5217 2.0mm Set of 6 Clutch Pencils with Self-Coloured Leads
A set of 6 high quality 2.0mm clutch pencils in different colours with self-coloured leads.  Th..
£32.00
Ex Tax: £26.67
Koh-I-Noor 5340 5.6mm Clutch Pencil, Blue
An all-metal clutch operated lead holder for 5.6mm leads.  It incorporates a sharpener in the c..
£9.90
Ex Tax: £8.25
Koh-I-Noor 5340 5.6mm Clutch Pencil, Bordeaux
An all-metal clutch operated lead holder for 5.6mm leads.  It incorporates a sharpener in the c..
£9.90
Ex Tax: £8.25
Koh-I-Noor 5340 5.6mm Clutch Pencil, Gold
An all-metal clutch operated lead holder for 5.6mm leads.  It incorporates a sharpener in the c..
£9.90
Ex Tax: £8.25
Koh-I-Noor 5340 5.6mm Clutch Pencil, Green
An all-metal clutch operated lead holder for 5.6mm leads.  It incorporates a sharpener in the c..
£9.90
Ex Tax: £8.25
Koh-I-Noor 5340 5.6mm Clutch Pencil, Magic
An all-metal clutch operated lead holder for 5.6mm leads.  It incorporates a sharpener in the c..
£9.90
Ex Tax: £8.25
Koh-I-Noor 5353 5.6mm Clutch Pencil Set with 6 Metallic Leads
A black clutch operated lead holder for 5.6mm leads.  It incorporates a sharpener in the crown...
£16.90
Ex Tax: £14.08
Koh-I-Noor 5608 2.0mm Notebook Clutch Pencil
A smaller, slim clutch pencil specially made for notebooks and organisers.  It is slim enough t..
£7.79
Ex Tax: £6.49