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Mechanical Pencils 7784

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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #120 on: December 20, 2018, 12:01:39 AM »
Where is the graphite???  I have never seen this one before. Thanks

The graphite is the blade instead of a normal cutting blade.
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #121 on: December 20, 2018, 12:08:50 AM »
Was in Tampa today visiting the grandkids and stoped by the storage shed and found a certain car and was asked if I found it, to get some photos. Here is the Caran d’Ache Ecridor Type 55 pencil and rollerball...The pencil is 0.7mm graphite...another one that stays at the house.

I do like the .7mm sized lead.  Nice set!

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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #122 on: December 20, 2018, 12:10:16 AM »
I've used a fair bit of mechanical pencils over the years. Most easily forgotten and or lost. Some have survived though:

I like the Staedtlers and have a few in different sizes of those. I also bought a Pentel Graphgear 500 at some point, but the hexagonal shape is somehow just not my thing. By a mistake I got sent a Uni Shift some years ago. That one is nice, and especially to just drop in a pocket or similar as it protects its point when not in use. My current favorite is the Uni Kura Toga though. Not because of its constant rotating of the lead inside, but because of its slightly dampened or springy lead point. I guess a side effect of the rotating mechanism, but I find it weirdly pleasant. I can't seem to find it in thicker styles than 0.5 though.

For the few times I use color I find useful to have the mechanical pencil itself in the same color, so I got a few Pilot Color Enos for that.
Autopoint makes some really neat two ended mech pencils with different color ends. 

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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #123 on: December 20, 2018, 12:21:54 AM »
Where is the graphite???  I have never seen this one before. Thanks

The graphite is the blade instead of a normal cutting blade.

Very neat! I will be adding them to my list.
https://www.amazon.com/Prazi-USA-PR-9862-Accutrax-Pencil/dp/B00EAICYCK/?tag=toolguyd-20


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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #124 on: December 20, 2018, 12:25:11 AM »
Love the Fixpencil, Ray :like: :like:

and that razor blade lead is just so cool :o never seen that before don't think :like: :like:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #125 on: December 20, 2018, 01:50:18 AM »
Where is the graphite???  I have never seen this one before. Thanks

The graphite is the blade instead of a normal cutting blade.
:sa:
Wow, I have never seen a graphite blade before! Thanks for the information.  :tu:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #126 on: December 20, 2018, 01:52:57 AM »
Was in Tampa today visiting the grandkids and stoped by the storage shed and found a certain car and was asked if I found it, to get some photos. Here is the Caran d’Ache Ecridor Type 55 pencil and rollerball...The pencil is 0.7mm graphite...another one that stays at the house.

I do like the .7mm sized lead.  Nice set!
Thank you...it is a very interesting pattern on the body!  :cheers:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #127 on: December 20, 2018, 01:59:28 AM »
Love the Fixpencil, Ray :like: :like:

and that razor blade lead is just so cool :o never seen that before don't think :like: :like:
Thanks! That razor blade graphite is something else, like you, I have never seen it either. I would have to buy just for the uniqueness of it! A definite conversion starter for sure.  :cheers:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #128 on: December 21, 2018, 03:16:27 PM »
A Caran d’Ache black lacquered 0.7mm mechanical pencil. A very nice example of great workmanship!
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #129 on: December 21, 2018, 07:07:35 PM »
Where is the graphite???  I have never seen this one before. Thanks

The graphite is the blade instead of a normal cutting blade.

So... does it last longer, keeps sharp longer?!...

 :think: :think:

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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #130 on: December 21, 2018, 07:58:40 PM »
Another great looking pencil, Ray :dd:

I been eyeballing a few different pencils today as well :facepalm:

Probably end up with a 0.7mm Kuru Toga ::) I have the 0.5 but the lead is a bit smaller than I care for so.....ya know :D
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #131 on: December 21, 2018, 11:09:42 PM »
Another great looking pencil, Ray :dd:

I been eyeballing a few different pencils today as well :facepalm:

Probably end up with a 0.7mm Kuru Toga ::) I have the 0.5 but the lead is a bit smaller than I care for so.....ya know :D
Thanks and yes you can not go wrong with the 0,7mm and I love that rotation engine in there!  :like: :tu:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #132 on: December 23, 2018, 04:11:23 PM »
A classic...the Cross...1.15 graphite...
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #133 on: December 24, 2018, 03:55:48 PM »
Love a good Cross :like: I think I had one of the pen pencil sets as a kid but I have no idea where the pencil went :ahhh :facepalm: Need to see if my mom or dad still has either one :think:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #134 on: December 27, 2018, 08:03:43 PM »
Receiving these just before Christmas from our very own RapidRay :tu: I decided to bring them to work and test them out a bit :tu: the first is a 1.1mm US Government pencil and the next is a 0.7mm Pilot G2 :tu: they are both very nice pencils and seem to be very good writers  :like: as you can see in the pic the US Government pencil has a much thicker lead than the Pilot, the US Govt one advances the lead by twisting the eraser end of the pencil vs. The end click of the Pilot :cheers: both are very good and I will probably rotate them in and out of service for work :tu:



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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #135 on: December 27, 2018, 10:18:52 PM »
US GOVERNMENT, interesting..
JR

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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #136 on: December 28, 2018, 12:41:44 AM »
Interesting thread, stirring up old memories.

I still have my Pentel Sharp Keery, (Black), at least 30 years old.  Had a Brown one first a gift from a district manager for controlling OT hours after being promoted, a win win, Staff liked the new flex schedule, and boss liked the reduced payroll ratio for my 7x24 service sites.

Yet, I started using mechanical pencils back in my JR. High days ('65), thin lead, and adopted the .5mm versions when introduced in early '70s when a gifted a simple lead only pencil from my great uncle.

I will have to find and photograph my drafting tools and pencils.   Thank I also have a sharpener used with those pencils.

I hated the feel of pencil wood in my hand back in the day, now not an issue.  #2 pencils for testing was the norm, and often my mechanical pencils were not allowed for SAT or ACT tests, even military draft exam.   :facepalm:  But, I survived :woohoo:

If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #137 on: December 28, 2018, 03:38:14 AM »
US GOVERNMENT, interesting..
JR

It is a very nice feeling pencil :like:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #138 on: December 28, 2018, 03:41:21 AM »
Interesting thread, stirring up old memories.

I still have my Pentel Sharp Keery, (Black), at least 30 years old.  Had a Brown one first a gift from a district manager for controlling OT hours after being promoted, a win win, Staff liked the new flex schedule, and boss liked the reduced payroll ratio for my 7x24 service sites.

Yet, I started using mechanical pencils back in my JR. High days ('65), thin lead, and adopted the .5mm versions when introduced in early '70s when a gifted a simple lead only pencil from my great uncle.

I will have to find and photograph my drafting tools and pencils.   Thank I also have a sharpener used with those pencils.

I hated the feel of pencil wood in my hand back in the day, now not an issue.  #2 pencils for testing was the norm, and often my mechanical pencils were not allowed for SAT or ACT tests, even military draft exam.   :facepalm:  But, I survived :woohoo:

Hope you find the old Pentel :o also can't wait for the pics of your pencil gear :popcorn: :like:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #139 on: December 28, 2018, 06:25:07 AM »
US GOVERNMENT, interesting..
JR

It is a very nice feeling pencil :like:
I bet, since it’s good enough for our gov, lol..
JR

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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #140 on: December 31, 2018, 06:12:44 PM »
Receiving these just before Christmas from our very own RapidRay :tu: I decided to bring them to work and test them out a bit :tu: the first is a 1.1mm US Government pencil and the next is a 0.7mm Pilot G2 :tu: they are both very nice pencils and seem to be very good writers  :like: as you can see in the pic the US Government pencil has a much thicker lead than the Pilot, the US Govt one advances the lead by twisting the eraser end of the pencil vs. The end click of the Pilot :cheers: both are very good and I will probably rotate them in and out of service for work :tu:

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Glad you are enjoying them!  :tu:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #141 on: December 31, 2018, 06:20:27 PM »
You probably know how much I love the 2mm graphite clutch pencils, but this one is my favorite of them all. When I saw it was in 2mm, thats all it took! The looks were a bonus!
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #142 on: December 31, 2018, 07:13:19 PM »
Oh WOW :o :dd: Very nice set, Ray :drool: :like:

I received a 0.7mm Kuru Toga in the mail Saturday and will try to get some pics of it up later :tu: I also got the all metal Zebra Pen (will try to get pics of it as well and put it in the pen thread :tu: ) I am also waiting on some 5.6mm lead on a slow boat from China :D
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #143 on: December 31, 2018, 07:39:09 PM »
Oh WOW :o :dd: Very nice set, Ray :drool: :like:

I received a 0.7mm Kuru Toga in the mail Saturday and will try to get some pics of it up later :tu: I also got the all metal Zebra Pen (will try to get pics of it as well and put it in the pen thread :tu: ) I am also waiting on some 5.6mm lead on a slow boat from China :D
Looking forward to the Kuru Toga photo’s!  I like their rotating engine.  :tu:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #144 on: January 02, 2019, 12:56:36 PM »
You probably know how much I love the 2mm graphite clutch pencils, but this one is my favorite of them all. When I saw it was in 2mm, thats all it took! The looks were a bonus!
The Caran d’Ache 80th Anniversary set. Best wood box I have ever seen and heavy! Oh, and silver!

Wow! Those are awl kinds of gorgeous!

 :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #145 on: January 03, 2019, 04:40:13 PM »
You probably know how much I love the 2mm graphite clutch pencils, but this one is my favorite of them all. When I saw it was in 2mm, thats all it took! The looks were a bonus!
The Caran d’Ache 80th Anniversary set. Best wood box I have ever seen and heavy! Oh, and silver!

Wow! Those are awl kinds of gorgeous!

 :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
Thank you!  :cheers:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #146 on: January 03, 2019, 04:52:43 PM »
An older Caran d’Ache No.77 in a 2mm clutch pencil. The 3 fish was to let the customer know they were getting the best product available. It is a long one at 6.25 inches, very workable as it will stay in your hand while moving things around.
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #147 on: January 03, 2019, 04:55:26 PM »
Another great pic of a great looking pencil,  Ray :like:

I still have yet to get pics of the new Kuru Toga :facepalm:
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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #148 on: January 03, 2019, 07:40:40 PM »
This what I have in my pocket today, Kaweco Brass Sport 0.7mm.


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Re: Mechanical Pencils
« Reply #149 on: January 03, 2019, 07:45:55 PM »
Nice sturdy built 0.7 :o :like:

 

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