A Beginner's Guide to Pencil Shopping

Written By Caitlin Elgin - March 03 2016


david moses
February 17 2020


May 22 2019

Dude you guys are weird about pencils

Cynthia Kirkpatrick
November 27 2018

I鈥檓 brand new to your site today and to a great FB group. Beautiful website, btw. I want to buy a few pencils for use with my daily planner and extension of my brain. I鈥檓 very analog-functioning and I write constantly. I just rediscovered the specialness of pencil writing. I鈥檓 looking specifically for a super fine tip pencil with as little smudging as possible. I鈥檒l want to carry 3 at all times and I will need just the perfect sharpener and eraser to carry, also. Can you tell me what you have for me? I鈥檓 right-handed, if that matters. Thanks so much! I鈥檓 excited to hear back from you. Cynthia

Ruth Buchanan
August 07 2018

Just a codacil. I was taught that the European grading system was developed by Koh-i-Noor Hardtmuth company (Czech Republic). HB originally stood for (Joseph) Hardtmuth and (business partner) Budejovice, with F for Franz Hardtmuth, the latter credited with developing the grading system into gradations of H changed to Hard and B changed to Bold, but retaining the F for Franz. Makes more sense than F for Fine as all the Hs created a finer line than F.

jerry victor
March 30 2018

I want to kniw what kind of pencil is this but i cand pictures…i want to know the exact info about this item…all i can see in picture is th word “High Grade”

June 29 2017

Hi Caroline, I recently found your website and I love it! Your articles are so helpful as I indulge in this newfound interest. As a left-handed writer I am particular about my writing utensils. didn’t realize how much I liked writing in pencil until I began to explore your website. It’s everything I ever needed. I’m so excited to receive my first order.

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