- Recommend me a mechanical pencil
Propelling pencil or clutch pencil/lead holder? As an art teacher and stationery geek I have way too many of each.
If the former my favourite is the OHTO Promecha (love the Super Promecha too, but its fancy lead advancement adjustment thingy makes it a bit delicate if carried in a trouser pocket).
If you want a lead holder the E+M ones are lovely, but the ones I actually use the most are my Rotring 600 and Lamy (Scribble).
For something a bit less everyday, this is a beautiful drawing tool from Copic.
Posted 10 months ago
colournoise beat me to recommending Cult Pens!
I’ve got several Caran D’Ache 2.0mm ‘Fixpencil’ clutch pencils and various 0.5mm mechanical pencils but in all honesty I think for my needs a couple of 1.0mm or 0.7mm pencils in different leads would be ideal.
Posted 10 months agoCountZeroMember
Is this going to be like that shaving/razor thread? The next middle aged, middle class ‘thing’
Well, you can try to make a ‘thing’ a writing instrument that many people have been using as part of their daily life for decades if you want, but I’ll just add a #rollseyes to it.Posted 10 months ago
I’ve got a Rotring 3-in-1 pencil that has a 0.3/0.5/0.7 set-up, which I bought along with other drawing equipment with the £100 I was given by my boss when I left my job with a print and publishing company.
I still have it, and still use it, thirty-one years later. I used to have a 0.3 4H lead, a blue 0.5 and an HB 0.7, the blue was used to construct grids for artwork on CS10 artboard, because it wouldn’t photograph with lith film.
Superb writing instruments, the barrel on mine is brass with a black finish, the little clutch jaws that hold the leads are brass, it’s just a nice thing to use.
There’s another version that has ball point pens and a pencil as well.
It’s the Trio, and the pencil-only version seems not to exist, I found an eBay sale that had ended, it was over £100!
Another Rotring Trio user, I bought mine back in 1994 when i was studying engineering, i thought the choice of colours would be an incentive to tidy up my notes, not a hells chance in that ever happening but i’ve still got the pen and use it daily, be quite pissed off if i ever lost it which is why it lives next to my monitor.
Posted 10 months agosniffMember
Goes away to google mechanical pencil
Comes back feeling let down that it’s just one of those (pen)cils. I was expecting something with cogs, maybe even a chain
You need to get a Uni Kuru Toga in your life. Rotates the lead whilst writing so you always have a rounded point. Bloody brilliant pencil if you get the half metal one from Japan for less than £8Posted 10 months agoaPMember
I have a couple of propelling pencils – rotring 800, staedtler etc but mostly use lead holders for work.Posted 10 months ago
I have a couple of standard 2mm which I have a rotring rotary sharpener and a ka-we-ko but my preferred one is a Worther hexagonal lead holder – that’s what I’ve used mostly for the last 6 years for designing things. Combined with a roll of yellow trace its great for thrashing out concepts particularly with good civils engineers who can do more than just calculate pile sizes. Obviously SCL engineers are different 😉deadslowSubscriber
You need to get a Uni Kuru Toga in your life. Rotates the lead whilst writing so you always have a rounded point. Bloody brilliant pencil if you get the half metal one from Japan for less than £8
Upvote for Uni Kura Toga! Fantastic value. Mine is loaded with 2b’sPosted 10 months agocranberryMember
Pentel Ain Stein lead – accept no substitutes:Posted 10 months agoredthunderMember
Uni-ball M5-450T Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil Smoke Barrel + free leads
They do a .7 somewhere, its on the video.
And its go Nanodiamonds….:)Posted 10 months ago
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