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Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil – 3

We’ve looked at the plastic and aluminum perfect pencils – today we’ll look at the silver-plate version.

My sense is that Faber-Castell is withdrawing their silver-plate products, probably for some of the reasons that we’ll see in this article.

First, let me acknowledge that I don’t have an anti-tarnish regime, and have not thought […]

Chicago Tribune article

There is an article about pencils at the Chicago Tribune today.

There are brief interviews with a number of well known people.

Link: Lowly pencil still the write tool

Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil – 2

Next in our “Perfect Pencil” series, we are going to look at the Design Perfect Pencil, which features an aluminum pencil extender.

It is typically sold in a paper and plastic box with the extender and three of the refill pencils.

The product is interesting in itself, and also an intermediate step between the […]

Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil – 1

This article is the first in a series on Faber-Castell’s “Perfect Pencil” line.

The Perfect Pencil is a pencil extender with a clip. Newer versions also have a built in sharpener. The mechanisms and materials vary through the product range.

Today we’ll look at the basic model, the Castell Perfect Pencil.

Sold […]

Red and Blue pencils IV – Viarco

Must a successful pencil manufacturing business be part of a multinational conglomerate? Is there any room for smaller firms in the current marketplace?

Many of us may not have heard of Viarco. They are a 94 year old pencil company from João da Madeira, Portugal, who produce a wide range of pencils – writing pencils, […]

200th post

This is the two hundredth post at pencil talk.

The site is hard to locate in online search engines and directories, but I’m glad that you’ve found it!

A few thoughts about the site:

Some network hardware that connects to the web server was recently replaced, and I expect that the site will experience […]