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Anyone use mechanical pencils?

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by Navck, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

    Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen Loaded Pockets

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    Been eyeing the Autopoint Jumbo, but uncertain about its USP, seemed a bit basic. But then again I am a completist, usually want one of each :)
     
  2. race2c

    race2c Loaded Pockets

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    I carry a HiTec Coleto which includes Red/Black/.5mm pencil and eraser....so yes, I carry a pencil.
     
  3. Dadpool

    Dadpool Uber Prepared

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    I'd never seen a pencil like this, nor heard of Kaweco, before seeing your photo. This picture sent me down an entertaining -- and surprisingly deep -- rabbit hole that I think will likely wind up costing me money. :help:
     
  4. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

    Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen Loaded Pockets

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    I do appologise :p

    Kaweco reigns supreme in the 3,2mm segment of pencils, also make several unique fountain pens. But my favourite big-chunky-and-mechanical lead holder is the 5,6mm KOH-I-NOOR. It just sits so well in the hand and the design is vaguely steam-punky :)
     
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  5. Dadpool

    Dadpool Uber Prepared

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    The first rule of Enabler Club is "Never apologize." ;)

    I'm actually thrilled that you shared that photo. The Sport looks like a wild and wonderful beast, and the brass one I ordered is right up my alley.
     
  6. Dadpool

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    My Kaweco Brass Sport and rOtring Tikky came in today!

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    The Sport feels great in hand, and it's pleasant to write with. I choke up on my pens/pencils when I write, so it's juuuust long enough for me. It rattles, which surprised me, but peering at the mechanism I guess it makes sense. The brass is going to patina and scratch and become uniquely mine, and I can't wait.

    The Tikky is easily the best click eraser I've ever used. It's clutch-style and has a knock, whereas I'm used to the ones with the clicky mechanism on the side, which tend to slide back in when used hard. This one doesn't budge -- and it weighs almost nothing.

    Thanks to Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen for turning me onto the Sport! I wouldn't have known about Kaweco or rOtring without EDCF -- I love this place. :)
     
  7. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

    Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen Loaded Pockets

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    The brass looks gorgeous. Is it a pen or pencil? Did not know about the rotring eraser :)


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  8. Dadpool

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    It's a mechanical pencil.
     
  9. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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    Hehe! should have known, the name of the thread being what it is :)
     
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  10. PBJS II

    PBJS II Loaded Pockets

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    I was on the hunt for a couple of Fountain Pens I once had and found this in a file cabinet drawer.
    [​IMG]Cross twist pencil .7MM by Just Plain Dave, on Flickr

    I don't love it or anything but it's the prettiest Mechanical Pencil I have!
     
  11. CPG

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    Just got this Zebra mini mechanical pencil last week, and already have bought two more. 0.5mm lead (I prefer .7mm) but it clips onto a pocket sized notebook nicely. Moleskine and US Quarter for scale.

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  12. Stuart Mantel

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    I use mechanical pencils all the time. On my desk is a range from 0.3mm to 2mm. Each is used for a different purpose.

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  13. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

    Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen Loaded Pockets

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    No picture?


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  14. RogerStenning

    RogerStenning EDC Junkie

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    He erased it :giggle:
     
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  15. Stuart Mantel

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    For some reason I cannot add images when I'm on my desktop. I can only add them using Tapatalk.
     
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  16. jps

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    Haven't used one since high school until a couple years ago....love this mech pencil.[​IMG]


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  17. Water-Rat

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    Stuart Mantel, you cannot directly post a picture in a thread. You must use a picture hosting service like Flikr or Photobucket or use Tapatalk.

    I don't have any pics handy, but I'm currently using a .9 mm Pentel Twist Erase. It's not the greatest mech pencil, but it has a huge eraser and I rarely break the lead because of the larger size and because of the long metal tip.
     
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  18. Stuart Mantel

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    Thanks for the info about posting photos. I just downloaded Tapatalk.



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  19. IHateBottleOpeners

    IHateBottleOpeners EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Can you tell me something about the last bottom one? I have one green without a clip, and I think it's the same as yours. Bought it at a flea market for less than half of $.
     
  20. Stuart Mantel

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    They are called clutch pencils or leadholders. In the days before computers, draftsmen, architects and designers would use them. The lead is 2mm thick and is sharpened either with a special pointer tool or using sandpaper. Most stores that sell art supplies will have the leads in a variety of hardness (HB or 2B being the most common). They would also sell the pointers to sharpen the lead.