so people can write.
Basically pencil was invented by Borrowdale Cumbria, England in 1564. The invention of pencil is directly linked with the discovery of the back carbon mine and huge graphite. When the mine was discovered then pure graphite sheets were created and cut into square rods. The idea that these rods can be used for writing anything clicked in the mind of Cumbria and he designed hand-carved wooden holders for forming pencils. These pencils were known as wooden lead pencils at that time however, they were not made up of lead. Before that, Germans also used pencils but they were not aware of its commercial use and they just considered the instrument for writing.