About This Product
This assorted pack of Nitram charcoal offers a complete set of professional-grade options for charcoal drawing, including precise square sticks and soft, dark round batons.
Included in the box are two Nitram Fusains (square sticks) in H, two in HB, and two in B hardness, plus two extra-soft Nitram Batons (wider, round sticks). Try the full selection and see which ones work best for your art practice.
Made in Canada.
Created in France in 1968, Nitram charcoal is a unique formulation unmatched by any other fine art charcoal in the world. Nitram is neither compressed charcoal nor vine/willow charcoal, but rather something in between, made with a proprietary process that maintains the cellular structure of the wood while also making the charcoal much more consistent, smooth, and dark than willow charcoal.
Unlike compressed charcoal, Nitram maintains the subtle tones and superior control of willow charcoal. But unlike willow charcoal, Nitram is strong and easy to use. It can be sharpened to a fine point and produces less dust than other charcoal. And Nitram comes in both square and round shapes, so you can make exactly the marks you want with this innovative charcoal.