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Old but fairly accurate shot of my arsenal. Just graduated from HS and am entering Boston University this fall. The pencils and fountain pens are my favorites, and they all saw a lot of use this semester. Picked this hobby up around December 2010. 

 

Collection

 

Edit: Just listing top-down:
Left column: Sharpie pens, Pilot Parallel Plate Calligraphy pens (can see calligraphy in top-right), Uni scented gel, Pilot Frixion .4, Pilot Furu Furu, Uni Jetstream, Uni Style-Fit triple, Uni Style-Fit single, three Zebra Clip-on Sarasa
Right column: Pilot mini fountain pen, OHTO F-Spirit fountain pen, Sailor mini fountain pen, Zebra Sharbo X, Uni Kuru Toga HG, Uni Kuru Toga w/ Alpha Gel, Uni E-Knock Eraser, two Uni Propus Window highlighters

Misc: various pencil lead grades, various refills, three pencil cases, tapes, J.Herbin glass pen, various J.Herbin inks. 

 

Not pictured: Pilot 14k gold fountain pen, Mont Blanc fountain pen


Edited by kimolas - 6/4/11 at 11:20pm
post #392 of 460

bumpers.

 

I want to buy a pencil, and my Dad said I could get one that costs ~$10. I'd be willing to add a bit of cash for one, but not much.

 

I'd like one for writing. I dislike the thin lead "drafting" pencils I think they're called. I write straight up and down (the pencil is straight up and down, instead of an angle, and most lead squeaks with the thin nosed pencils). I also don't like the rubber grips.

 

Those are the key points. I started looking, but there are just so many to look at. Also, the harder the pencil is to take apart the better. I'm all about minimizing distractions. 

 

Also, is there a recommended brand of wooden pencils you could recommend (must, MUST have an eraser)? A nice sharpener too. I'm not sure I'll like the mechanical pencil, and a backup would be nice.

post #393 of 460

Staedtler drafting pencils FTW. It's from the magical and mystical land of Germany.

post #394 of 460

Totally trolled in Hong Kong. 

 

I found two Staedtlers that I bought immediately, a 925 and a 500. Both were bought for less than 60 HKD, which translates to about 9 CAD. Haven't used them yet, but they felt amazing at the store. They also look amazing. I didn't think they would be so cheap though.

 

I still want a fountain pen but money is an issue at the moment.


Edited by Blisse - 8/23/11 at 8:33pm
post #395 of 460
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobSaysHi View Post

bumpers.

 

I want to buy a pencil, and my Dad said I could get one that costs ~$10. I'd be willing to add a bit of cash for one, but not much.

 

I'd like one for writing. I dislike the thin lead "drafting" pencils I think they're called. I write straight up and down (the pencil is straight up and down, instead of an angle, and most lead squeaks with the thin nosed pencils). I also don't like the rubber grips.

 

Those are the key points. I started looking, but there are just so many to look at. Also, the harder the pencil is to take apart the better. I'm all about minimizing distractions. 

 

Also, is there a recommended brand of wooden pencils you could recommend (must, MUST have an eraser)? A nice sharpener too. I'm not sure I'll like the mechanical pencil, and a backup would be nice.


For wooden ones, I buy Ticonderoga black pencils in big 24 count boxes. One of the best erasers I've ever had, and they sharpen so buttery smooth compared to all the junk I have lying around elsewhere. For sharpeners, I vary from cheap hand ones, to knives, to razor blades. I have an Xacto electric one, and it doesn't sharpen the way I'd like it to, so I really hate using it unless I'm in a rush.

For mechanical in that range, Pentel Classic Deluxe. ~$14
As soon as I can find one, I'm picking up another in a 0.7mm. I love my Pentel 0.5mm mechanical pencils.
Edited by sml1226 - 8/23/11 at 8:51pm
post #396 of 460

 

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Originally Posted by DougofTheAbaci View Post

Staedtler drafting pencils FTW. It's from the magical and mystical land of Germany.


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I have a Staedtler but it's made in Japan and I got it in Korea lol

 

 

 

post #397 of 460
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Originally Posted by sml1226 View Post



For wooden ones, I buy Ticonderoga black pencils in big 24 count boxes. One of the best erasers I've ever had, and they sharpen so buttery smooth compared to all the junk I have lying around elsewhere. For sharpeners, I vary from cheap hand ones, to knives, to razor blades. I have an Xacto electric one, and it doesn't sharpen the way I'd like it to, so I really hate using it unless I'm in a rush.

For mechanical in that range, Pentel Classic Deluxe. ~$14
As soon as I can find one, I'm picking up another in a 0.7mm. I love my Pentel 0.5mm mechanical pencils.


I ended up getting the Pentel Sharp Kerry, but the classic is on amazon right now for 5 bucks.

 

I also got Mirado Black Warrior pencils. I remember getting one from a friend year (nerdy friend) and liking it. In fact, I've wanted higher quality pencils from that day on.

 

post #398 of 460

 

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Originally Posted by wind016 View Post

I have a Staedtler but it's made in Japan and I got it in Korea lol

 

 

Weird. Mine says Germany on the side. You know what this means... Staedtler are whores! :D

post #399 of 460
rOtring 600 FTW, but my recommendation is to get the 800, since it has a retractable tip.

Brendan
post #400 of 460


 

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Originally Posted by cyberspyder View Post

rOtring 600 FTW, but my recommendation is to get the 800, since it has a retractable tip.

Brendan


Where did you get yours and for how much? O:

post #401 of 460
eBay (any of the sellers from Japan, pick whichever is cheaper). The older, German-made stock is significantly more expensive than the current Japan-made pencils, but I don't find a HUGE difference between the two to justify the price increase both are well made.
post #402 of 460

 

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Originally Posted by DougofTheAbaci View Post

 

 

 

Weird. Mine says Germany on the side. You know what this means... Staedtler are whores! :D


Don't judge my recession vocation wink.gif

 

post #403 of 460

Nice Koh-I-Noor (i think) drafting pencil, really think lead. Very nice pencil, will never leave my side!

post #404 of 460

Currently using Mitsubishi Hi-Uni HB, Faber Castell Castell 9000 3B, Tombow Mono 100 HB, Pentel Marksheet pencil HB. More than enough. I've never tried the Mars Lumograph though I can't see them being better (or at least as good) compared to what I'm using now.

 

Mechanical pencils... 0.3mm Kurutoga and 0.4mm Uni M4-552 FTW. Rotring is FAR TOO expensive for me.

post #405 of 460

Just came across these:

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Graf von faber castell "The Perfect Pencil"cool.gif

 

A set of these sell for roughly 600 USD, someone must be very rich to buy these.

 

UPDATE: the price of one pencil is 250 USD.


Edited by yliu - 9/10/11 at 11:10am
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