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Pentel Black Polymer 999

In addition to Tombow and Mitsubishi, there are other quality Japanese pencil manufacturers. One of these is Pentel. Their top of the line pencil in the Black Polymer series is the 999 alpha. I’ve heard they are great, but have been unable to acquire any. (If you have some for sale, please let me know!) [...]


I’ve wanted to update this site much more frequently than has been the recent practice. The unfortunate circumstance is that up to five hundred (500) spam messages per day have been coming this way. At this rate, my energy for posting new material seems to be wiped out by the effort of filtering and deleting [...]