Some would call it old school. I call it classic.
I love pencils. They have a depth of emotion that you can’t get with any pen. But the highest standard in industrial pencils are not the 0.5mm mechanical pencils that everyone uses. No, it’s the 2mm leadholder.
I first used these in my drafting overview in Grade 8 shop class. I sucked at drafting, but these felt good.
I just rediscovered them, and have found that there are many people who share my love of these old leadholders, including the folks at leadholder.com.
The most prevalent ones are the Staedtler 780s, and their cheap copies.
The pinnacle of leadholder lust: the Caran D’Ache Fixpencil 2.