So I couldn't wait for my Twist bullet pencil to get here. Literally. So I went on Jay's Huckleberry Woodchuck website (link here) and bought a vintage bullet pencil. My vintage bullet sports a dark pink/light red body (of course), is marked "Davison's Granular Fertilizer," and has a gunmetal gray trim. I'm extremely impressed at the quality of the restoration, and this pencil's already made it into my daily pocket carry. It's great looking.
One thing I was very surprised at is how small a bullet pencil really is (at least the vintage ones). For those of you who may be familiar with such things, the description is apt--it's about the size of a larger rifle cartridge. The tip is removed and reversed to make a full-size writing instrument. This pencil came with a Palomino Blacking 602 stub, but I switched it out for a pencil I haven't yet tried, the Palomino Prospector. Once I've used it for a while I may put up a review. I bought one of the pencil stub assortment packs as well, which came with a Rhodia pencil stub, a French pencil called "Le Crayon," a Prospector, a Forest Choice, and a Golden Bear. (Note: the friction fit on these vintage pencils is tight. I used some pen-repair pliers to get a better grip when switching out the stub. I think the modifications that were made to the Twist to address this issues were necessary and well thought-out, and I can't wait to see it when it gets here. Monday!)
My posting's been a little sparse over the past couple weeks. It's due to the holidays, not a lack of interest, and as you can see from these photos, I'll have some new reviews up on the blog in the coming weeks. (The Baron Fig Three-Legged Juggler edition is awesome looking.)