Colored Pencil Info
About the company
Koh-I-Noor was founded by Josef Hardtmuth in 1790 in Vienna, but the production of the pencils was moved to Czechoslovakia in 1848, where they are still made today.
A variety of colored pencils and water-soluble colored pencils are made by the company.
The main line of colored pencils for artists are the Polycolors, which come in sets of up to 72 colors, and the Aquarell colored pencils, also in sets of up to 72 pencils.
Koh-I-Noor also makes a very nice set of 26 Polycolor cores, with pencil holders to contain the cores.
Artist Colored Pencils
  • Artist quality traditional and water-soluble colored pencils
  • 72 colors in each line
  • Wax-based pencils
  • Sets; difficult to find open-stock in USA
  • Pencils are pre-sharpened
  • Sets come arranged in color order
  • Exterior made of Calif. Cedar wood
  • Made in  Czechoslovakia
The Koh-I-Noor Mondeluz water-soluble pencils dissolve very easily in water.

  Koh-I-Noor Polycolors
Koh-I-Noor Mondeluz Water-Soluble Pencils
  Koh-I-Noor Polycolor Art Set
This is a very cool set of woodless Polycolor cores, in a set that has 3 lead holders, a sandpaper sharpener, and other drawing tools. While the leads in the set are about an inch shorter in length than the Caran d'Ache Museum leads (which are also water-soluble), the diameters are the same. So you can use the lead holders with either cores, and use the two sets to complement each other (one dry, one wet).
Here are the Koh-I-Noor Polycolor leads next to the Caran d'Ache leads
  Koh-I-Noor Triocolor Grand Drawing Pencils
  Koh-I-Noor Woodless Colour Pencils
Color Charts
Koh-I-Noor Mondeluz Water-Soluble Pencils
Koh-I-Noor Polycolors