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Five pencil accessories

Here are five pencil accessories. Purchased from JetPens, they are all inexpensive products aimed at children. Four are from Sun-Star, and one from Tombow. The pencil cap with sharpener allows you to keep a sharpener adjacent to your pencil (if you really want to do this): I can’t avoid noting that the plastic starts looking [...]

Quoted in Fortune

pencil talk is quoted in the May 23, 2011 issue of Fortune magazine. The attribution is not correct, but the quote is from here – this post. Other blogs quoted or mentioned are Orange Crate Art, Pencil Revolution, Pencil Grinder, Pencil Points, Timberlines, and of course, the Blackwing Pages. Several blog comments are quoted – [...]

HEMA Mechanical Pencil

Today, we are honored to have a guest post from Leon of Oude Tonge, Netherlands. L. to R.: Stanley knife, Pentel Side FX 0.5 PD255, HEMA vulpotlood, Pentel Function .357, Uni Kuru Toga 0.5, Kaweco Sport Since my schooldays, I haven’t done much work with a mechanical pencil. I have an education as a pre-press [...]

Staedtler special offer over

The special offer from Staedtler has ended. All 175 kits have been claimed. Winners will be notified by the end of today (June 15, 2011). Thank you to Staedtler for this very generous offer!

Moleskine pencil

Moleskine has slowly been unveiling a new collection from designer Giulio Iachetti. Included in the collection is a pencil! The pencils I obtained came in cardboard and plastic packaging. There was no simple way to open the package that I could determine, so I used kitchen scissors. The set includes two pencils, a sharpener, a [...]

Staedtler pencilmaker set

Staedtler kindly sent pencil talk a sample of their new pencilmaker set. The official product description in English is “7-piece historic pencil kit including instructions,” and the model number is “61 HP KIT”. Readers of Lexikaliker know that the product was unveiled at the 2011 Paperworld show, and part of a larger series of pencil [...]