Pencils: The New Trendy Scribe Tool

In the last year, I have used every trendy writing instrument that I have read about. Fisher Space Pens, G2 Gel Pens, Uni-Ball Signos, Uni-Ball Power Tanks, and even the old standby, the fountain pen.
In the last week, I have re-discovered the joy of the pencil. There is something liberating in using something so simple.

The New Space Pen

It’s old-fashioned, but I love it.
Have you sharpened a pencil today?
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4 Replies to “Pencils: The New Trendy Scribe Tool”

  1. I love pencils as well. Being a fountain pen nut I’m a little out there on the whole writing instrument thing. But the problem that I have with most pencils nowadays is that they are cheap. It is really, really hard to find good pencils. I tend to stick to mechanical pencils for that reason. The leads tend to be better quality. In fact my preferred instrument for editing papers is a pencil. My grad school advisor did that … much kinder than red pen!

  2. I love pencils as well. Being a fountain pen nut I’m a little out there on the whole writing instrument thing. But the problem that I have with most pencils nowadays is that they are cheap. It is really, really hard to find good pencils. I tend to stick to mechanical pencils for that reason. The leads tend to be better quality. In fact my preferred instrument for editing papers is a pencil. My grad school advisor did that … much kinder than red pen!

  3. I actually like the “cheap” feeling of the 48-box of Staples-brand pencils I bought today. In the end, I find mechanical pencils insert a distance to the writing that shouldn’t be there. Even the VERY expensive ST Dupont pen I found abandoned in the back of a drawer at my old job is too clunky.
    I have also added a Rite in the Rain to my collection of notebooks and they suggest using pencils. That’s why I started with them again.
    I still have a Fisher Space Pen…but it’s at the bottom of my pencil case.

  4. I actually like the “cheap” feeling of the 48-box of Staples-brand pencils I bought today. In the end, I find mechanical pencils insert a distance to the writing that shouldn’t be there. Even the VERY expensive ST Dupont pen I found abandoned in the back of a drawer at my old job is too clunky.I have also added a Rite in the Rain to my collection of notebooks and they suggest using pencils. That’s why I started with them again.I still have a Fisher Space Pen…but it’s at the bottom of my pencil case.

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