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I like wooden pencils...but I'm going back to mechanical pencils

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by flatline, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. flatline

    flatline Loaded Pockets

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    They won't go bad. Stash them somewhere safe and they'll still be good when you somehow acquire a 0.9mm pencil that you want to use.

    --flatline
     
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  2. DCBman

    DCBman Loaded Pockets

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    I've probably written ad-nauseum here about wooden pencils, and I do love them, but I also love/have mechanical pencils as well. In college my go-to pencil was the classic Pentel P-205 .5mm. I'm sure I still have some of those kicking around somewhere. Later I began to use the Pentel Kerry pencils because they're nice to carry in a shirt pocket, but they're awful short for a big hand. Then I sort of changed up to the Graph Gear 1000 retractable pencil in .5mm (as a bank account saving alternative to the Rotring Rapid Pro which go for an arm & leg anymore). The GG 1000 I got is all metal (frankly, I thought they all were). I've been using the GG 1000 for a while and it's okay-nice. I kind of don't like the little rubber nubby things on the grip though (much as someone else here said too). I do like that it's thin in diameter, which leads to better precision IMO.

    Most of my pencils I now carry in a hard pencil case in my pack so mechanical stress on the pencil is pretty minimal. So today I decided to get a couple new additions to test. I just ordered a Rotring 600 .5mm (black), and an Alvin Draft-Matic .5mm (black). Yeah, they're not retractable so they won't likely be riding around in a pocket, but they do seem to fit the precision bill. Should have them in a couple days, so I'm looking forward to trying them out.
     
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