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post #46 of 460
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Nice! I like that micky lookalike. Good imagination!
Thank you. My style changed a lot since using a pen. That one was completely random outside that micky influence. Not sure how that dog got in there. Well, that what it looked like to me.
post #47 of 460
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jebus christ this thread took off. i placed orders for the levenger l-tech and the rotring 600 (old style). hopefully i like better than the other since i cant afford to have 2 rather expensive hobbies. i dont really have any money to spend on head fi but id hate to have to quiet down cravings of amps AND pencils

monolith, would you terribly mind posting a copy of your writing. im morbidly curious to see what 6 legible lines in such a small space would look like. would greatly appreciate it.

if anyone would like to add anything pencil related, perhaps a really old one or a special pencil perhaps (i still have the pencil i took all my standardized tests with, yes i use the same pencil). lets make this thread into a pencil-fi thread.
post #48 of 460
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Originally Posted by crappyjones123 View Post
monolith, would you terribly mind posting a copy of your writing. im morbidly curious to see what 6 legible lines in such a small space would look like. would greatly appreciate it.
Well, I certainly don't write that small all the time. I hope I didn't give you that impression. Only that I can write that small with a certain pen I have.

That said, I'll work on doing that soon. Maybe even tonight.
post #49 of 460
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The only pencils I'd ever use other than Rotrings are probably certain Kooh-I-Noor and Ohto models. The Ohto Promate, for example, is a design copy of the original Rotring 600, but made of cheaper materials. The Ohto Promecha and Super Promecha are pretty nifty as well, offering huge amounts of adjustability, but they get unecessary for people who aren't doing serious drafting work.
So, how good is the Ohto Promate compared to the Rotring 600? I assume since its not all brass, theres a weird weight distribution?
post #50 of 460
Wow! Shipping is so fast. From Japan to the States in 5 days. I just got my two pencils.

They are so dense and feel great. Wo0t! Thanks again monolith for the heads up.

jinp6301, the 600 is top heavy but it doesn't hurt it at all.
post #51 of 460
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So, how good is the Ohto Promate compared to the Rotring 600? I assume since its not all brass, theres a weird weight distribution?
I've never actually held a Promate. I'd assume there'd be some sort of weight distribution strangeness, but that could depend on the metal they use for the grip.

The 600 is made of solid brass, so it's quite heavy. I'd imagine the Ohto doesn't use brass.
post #52 of 460
This Staedtler pencil was responsible for turning me away from wood after many years of being firmly against mechanicals. I've been very happy with it.
post #53 of 460
I just got a Faber-Castell 9000Perfect Pencil and a Grip 2011. In NZ, the 9000 is totally overpriced at a whopping NZ$25 ($17.25). The 2011 isn't too bad at NZ$15 ($10.35). I'm really enjoying my 2011s. It's has a nice fat (but not too fat) triangular (but not sharp triangular) barrel and these rubber dot things all over the barrel. Very comfy. I'm gonna be marking lab reports over the weekend, so we'll see how these go. I got the 9000s just for the novelty, really. Not sure when I'll ever use them. Prolly should have gone for the nice silver one, instead of the stock green one.
post #54 of 460
You might also have gone for the California Republic Palomino, often thought of as the best old style wooden pencil still in production, and the heir to the famous Blackwing 602.

They're certainly much cheaper than that Faber-Castell.
post #55 of 460
Don't think I can find those in NZ, actually. A Google search turned nothing up.
post #56 of 460
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Wow! Shipping is so fast. From Japan to the States in 5 days. I just got my two pencils.

They are so dense and feel great. Wo0t! Thanks again monolith for the heads up.

jinp6301, the 600 is top heavy but it doesn't hurt it at all.
Pics?! I have to wait for my paypal to clear (should be done soon), and then probably 5 more days for shipping (I know amazon US takes that long). Did you get dinged by customs?

Top-heavy, eh? Hopefully it's not a problem, I'm certainly not a fan of those Parker, Mont Blanc, etc pens that are weighty and top heavy, that distribution just doesn't suit a ballpen.
post #57 of 460
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Originally Posted by monolith View Post
I've never actually held a Promate. I'd assume there'd be some sort of weight distribution strangeness, but that could depend on the metal they use for the grip.

The 600 is made of solid brass, so it's quite heavy. I'd imagine the Ohto doesn't use brass.
well, I bought 2 so I'll see how it is when it gets here
post #58 of 460
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I'm a mathematics and physics student, so I do a great deal of writing and most of it needs to be with pencils.
what's wrong with doing mathematics with a pen? I think better when the writing is in ink....maybe more vivid I guess!
post #59 of 460
Man! Cool to see so many folks still using pencils. I have several old Rotring pencils. I bought a bunch of stock in the last years that they made them for about 20 bucks each. Because they're so hard to come by these days, they're definitely prized possessions, and I use them daily! Only thing I'll use, though that Levenger looks interesting.
post #60 of 460
To do mathematics, all you need is some pencils, paper, and a wastepaper basket. To do philosophy, we don't never need the wastepaper basket.



Actually, if you used pencils...you could just erase the unwanted crud.
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