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Anyone use mechanical pencils?

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

  1. Texasshipagent

    Texasshipagent Loaded Pockets

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    Here is a mini zebra next to a jumbo autopoint

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  2. Texasshipagent

    Texasshipagent Loaded Pockets

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  3. deeker

    deeker Loaded Pockets

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    Monte Verde Tool Pencil

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  4. RogerStenning

    RogerStenning EDC Junkie

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    I keep a chrome Filofax Barley mechanical .5mm pencil in one of my my pouch organisers in my EDC bag. I prefer using pens, but on occasion, a pencil is better; I've found the Barley to be reliable, effective, and easy to use.
     
  5. Texasshipagent

    Texasshipagent Loaded Pockets

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    You must be European :) Filofax almost unheard of overhear across the pond mate


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  6. RogerStenning

    RogerStenning EDC Junkie

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    Yep, English born & bred :D Also, I'd beg to differ on the visibility of Filofax over there; I've been a member of a G+ list for Filofaxes for a while, and there are a LOT of North American members ;)
     
  7. Texasshipagent

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    Not quite mechanical but cool none the less

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  8. Texasshipagent

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    Got this today, late 20's or early 30' Walh-Eversharp

    Also some other antiques picked up

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  9. Texasshipagent

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    He Sharp Kerry and Uni Toga Kuri are by far the best two for writing esp the Uni really good pencil for extended writing

    They Kerry is good EDC as has a cap and is small

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    Old school Faber Castle good note taker also

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  10. RogerStenning

    RogerStenning EDC Junkie

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    Oh, now that I like! Did a google image search, came up with what it's called (Faber-Castell 9000 Perfect Pencil), and wow, still available on Amazon :) Good steer, many thanks :)
     
  11. Texasshipagent

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    Actually that's the cheap version...the real "perfect pencil" is much more expensive and waay nicer but just could not justify the investment


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    Be warned, Faber-Castell lead is really grippy. If you don't like grippy lead, you won't like the FC 9000 pencils.

    You can, however, use the pencil extender with other pencils like the Steadtler Mars Lumograph. My wider pencils (Hi-Uni and Tombow) won't fit.
     
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    RogerStenning EDC Junkie

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    Interesting - what's the cheap one called? The one on Amazon.co.uk is a tenner (£10) :)
     
  14. RogerStenning

    RogerStenning EDC Junkie

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    I much prefer Steadtler pencils; they seem to last longer. Wonder how if they work with chinagraph wax pencils?

    The bit I like the look of is that not only does if have a pocket clip, it's got a built-in-sharpener too :)
     
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  15. Texasshipagent

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    No u have it

    The expensive one is like $225 USD


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  16. flatline

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    The grease pencils that I've got are too wide to fit, but I don't know if there's a standard width for grease pencils.

    It's a good sharpener, but like all bladed sharpeners, if you sharpen your pencil with a more acute sharpener and then try to use a less acute sharpener, it's tough to get a good point unless you break the tip off the pencil. But if it's the only sharpener you use with a particular pencil, it works great!
     
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    YIKES :eek: how much?! I hope the darn thing's made of gold or something, to justify that kind of expense!
     
  18. RogerStenning

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    Interestingly, the ones we had in the military when I was in the Territorial Army (rough equiv: USNG) were just the wax 'leads' which were about 3mm thick, which you then stuck, nose first, into a plastic propelling pencil-like affair. Never seen 'em in civvy street, or even in the surplus market. Weird things, but they worked, as long as the leads didn't fall out in cold weather!

    The last chinagraph pencils I used (lost in a recent move of home) were, iirc, made by Steadtler; they were roughly the same diameter as normal graphite pencils. I'll do a little empirical testing once I've laid my mitts on the PP9k off Amazon.

    Good point about the sharpener blade :)
     
  19. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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    Do I use a mechanical pencil? Well, I have a few...

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  20. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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    [​IMG] 5,6mm


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