I use pencils every day. In fact, if I think about it, the pencil is probably my most-used writing implement after the fountain pen, but for some reason I've struggled to fit pencil-related content into the rotation here at TGS. I hope to change that soon, but in the meantime, I've pulled some of my favorite pencil posts from the archive for your enjoyment.
- Pencils! Pick Five. Where I take a look at the Palomino HB, the Palomino Blackwing 602, the Dixon Ticonderoga HB, the vintage Faber-Castell American, and the Field Notes Pencil. Of these five, the Palomino HB and the Blackwing 602 see weekly, if not daily, use.
- Pencils! Five More. A brief review of the Dixon Ticonderoga Laddie, the Staedtler Wopex, the General's Semi-Hex #2, the General's Cedar Pointe #2, and a vintage Dixon Oriole #2.5. Of these five, the Dixon Ticonderoga Laddie and the Cedar Pointe get the most love.
- Palomino Golden Bear. Still my favorite budget pencil. I have these stashed in the pencil cup on my desk at work as "loaners." At $3 per dozen, they're a steal (and yes, they get "stolen" all the time).
- Ticonderoga Laddie. I eventually did a longer review of the Laddie, which is still my favorite "mini-Jumbo" Pencil. I've also heard good things about the Laddie Tri-Write, if you're into triangular pencils, but I have such a large stash of the original there's no need for me to buy more.
- The Mongol Reborn. Papermate makes a version of the classic Mongol pencil for the Venezuelan market. They aren't exceptional pencils, but the nostalgia factor makes them kinda cool.
I'm back from vacation as of tomorrow, so look for things to get back to normal this week. Thanks for reading, and I hope you've enjoyed some of these posts you may have missed the first time around!