Chinese lacquer. Caran d’Ache is one of the few Western manufacturers to use this ancient and magnificent material. The brilliant black of the Chinese lacquer majestically enhances the body of the Varius. It blends harmoniously with the gold-plated finish. The Varius China Black mechanical pencil is equipped with a high-precision mechanism. The quality of the 0.7 mm Graphite leads and the convenience of the replaceable eraser positioned under the push button will be appreciated.