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EDC Pencil? 624

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EDC Pencil?
« on: February 04, 2019, 03:35:18 PM »
For a lot of my life, I’ve carried some form of pen with me (space pen, G2), but I realized a more valuable piece to me would be a small pencil.

With a pencil, you can mark on lumber, drywall, and other stuff a pen won’t do.

I’m looking for a good pocket sized pencil, but probably mechanical, with thick pencil lead. Most preferably more space pen sized, but if there isn’t one if these, I can always stick to golf and shortened lumber pencils.

Any reccomendations? Seems like an oddity in the pencil world, but wasn't sure if you guys knew about anything  :dunno:


:tu:



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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 03:39:23 PM »
I’ve always used the Faber Castell mechanicals. I’ve never shortened one, but it should be easy to do? ???
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 03:43:50 PM »
Looks nice :tu:

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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 04:13:06 PM »
I edc a permanent marker for exact those reasons, + a sharpie works on plastic/metal and other smooth surfaces

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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 04:15:44 PM »
I carry one of these at work, works great as a marker

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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 04:22:31 PM »
And you can always pair a sharpie with a pen :tu:

~CsB
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2019, 05:07:33 PM »
Ok, I did not want to cut down my Faber Castell, but I took a cheap $3 mechanical and trimmed it to 4 inches. 2 minute job. Neat idea!  :hatsoff:
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019, 05:17:54 PM »
Koh-I-Noor makes one I like a lot which seems to check a lot of boxes here: https://www.cultpens.com/i/q/KH54673/koh-i-noor-versatil-5228-short-clutch-pencil-2mm

You could also go for really stubby and opt for a 5.6 mm model primarily used for sketching, like https://www.cultpens.com/i/q/KW30927/kaweco-sketch-up-pencil-brass-56mm
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2019, 05:44:57 PM »
I’ll have to take a look at that :tu:

~CsB
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2019, 06:11:15 PM »
I’ve been thinking of switching to a pencil rather then a pen cause well, lead doesn’t leak. But the ones I have been looking into aren’t mechanical, just use your typical golf pencil,, a bullet pencil.. basically the same as a space pen, half size then doubles to normal size when in use,,
JR

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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2019, 12:31:05 PM »
Campo Marzio Sketch Pencil

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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2019, 01:10:15 PM »
A brand named Kaweco also makes a short mechanical pencil.
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2019, 03:23:00 PM »
Thanks for the feedback  :cheers:

I’m liking that Koh-I-Noor :tu:

~CsB
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2019, 04:34:30 PM »
I used the orange 48 for work - writing my readings on the metal top of the a/c roof top units. Fits great in my pocket. The 5353 is also very good. And soft! More of a rubber coating. The bottom one is just a tad to heavy for my liking...and I like heavy pencils...these are all 5.6mm.
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2019, 04:44:20 PM »
Now this is my current EDC clutch pencil a Caran d’Ache 2mm Mario Botta - the others in my last post are also clutch. A bit more pricey but oh so worth it!
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,194
Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2019, 03:52:53 PM »
Lot of great recommendations guys :like: I use a 2mm clicky lead holder by Helix for work and also a 0.7 Pentel Twist Erase III :cheers: they are both used for different tasks and unless I am making marks on a concrete footer then they meet all my requirements :tu: Will try and get pics of them later :salute:
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2019, 04:11:36 PM »
:tu:  :like:

~CsB
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2019, 04:44:42 PM »
Here are the pics  :D

I took a close up of the lead and you can see that they are quite a bit different in size :cheers: completely different set of tasks for each :tu:



And a pic of the whole pencil  :salute:

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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2019, 07:47:58 PM »
:tu:  :like:

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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2019, 11:14:33 PM »
Here are the pics  :D

I took a close up of the lead and you can see that they are quite a bit different in size :cheers: completely different set of tasks for each :tu:

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And a pic of the whole pencil  :salute:

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Nice ones there!  :tu:
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2019, 11:37:27 PM »
Thanks Ray  :hatsoff:
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2019, 02:17:05 AM »
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2019, 12:56:20 PM »
For a lot of my life, I’ve carried some form of pen with me (space pen, G2), but I realized a more valuable piece to me would be a small pencil.



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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2019, 01:20:17 PM »
For a lot of my life, I’ve carried some form of pen with me (space pen, G2), but I realized a more valuable piece to me would be a small pencil.


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 :facepalm:
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2019, 03:22:06 PM »
Please don’t pencilalise me for my spelling  :pok:
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2019, 04:23:32 PM »
 :rofl:
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2019, 06:52:15 PM »
 :facepalm: :rofl:

~CsB
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2019, 08:16:17 PM »
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2019, 08:36:13 PM »
I did not believe you Steinar  >:D Had to check the link...wow, they really did drill out a rebar for that pencil  :salute:

That's extreme..even ships in a tube made of concrete. I think the postage may be more than the 46,00 € but I like it  :like:
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Re: EDC Pencil?
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2019, 08:47:53 PM »
OK...so I just need to find someone able to drill a hole through 5 inches of rebar, and I can put the guts of a 9,20 € Koh-I-Noor in it  :facepalm:

 

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