Pencils.com was registered in 1996. In the early days, as the Incense Cedar Institute’s Pencil Pages the site was dedicated solely to providing information about the many benefits of “Genuine Incense-cedar”® for use in high-quality pencils. Over time, the content expanded to include lesson plans for teachers, information on renewable resources, and pencil history.
Teachers began asking us where they could find high-quality pencils for their students. We realized it was getting harder and harder to find a decent pencil in the common mass market retail channels of the United States. So in 2008 we started offering pencils from some of the best pencil manufacturers in the world who use CalCedar’ brand “Genuine Incense-cedar” ® slats to produce their pencils. We were the first to market with the revived Blackwing pencil, and share our HQ with Blackwing in the heart of the California Central Valley.
We’ve since expanded our offerings to include pencils, notebooks, sharpeners, and accessories from some of the world’s best brands. And, we still have our extensive library of pencil content.