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Title: EDC Pencil?
Post by: CallsignBadger 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:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Max Stone 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? ???
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 04, 2019, 03:43:50 PM
Looks nice :tu:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Etherealicer 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
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: RF52 on February 04, 2019, 04:15:44 PM
I carry one of these at work, works great as a marker (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190204/40a9565b52e64c9ece97b1b663a1ecb1.jpg)

Sent fra min FRD-L09 via Tapatalk

Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 04, 2019, 04:22:31 PM
And you can always pair a sharpie with a pen :tu:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Max Stone 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:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Steinar 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
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 04, 2019, 05:44:57 PM
I’ll have to take a look at that :tu:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: MadPlumbarian 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
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: ReamerPunch on February 05, 2019, 12:31:05 PM
Campo Marzio Sketch Pencil

(https://i.imgur.com/5dJigSR.jpg)
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Jan on February 05, 2019, 01:10:15 PM
A brand named Kaweco also makes a short mechanical pencil.
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 05, 2019, 03:23:00 PM
Thanks for the feedback  :cheers:

I’m liking that Koh-I-Noor :tu:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Rapidray 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.
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Rapidray 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!
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Poncho65 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:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 10, 2019, 04:11:36 PM
:tu:  :like:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Poncho65 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:

(https://i.imgur.com/gBwuvfWh.jpg)

And a pic of the whole pencil  :salute:

(https://i.imgur.com/2lYTQPCh.jpg)
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 11, 2019, 07:47:58 PM
:tu:  :like:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Rapidray 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:

(https://i.imgur.com/gBwuvfWh.jpg)

And a pic of the whole pencil  :salute:

(https://i.imgur.com/2lYTQPCh.jpg)
Nice ones there!  :tu:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Poncho65 on February 12, 2019, 11:37:27 PM
Thanks Ray  :hatsoff:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Rapidray on February 13, 2019, 02:17:05 AM
Thanks Ray  :hatsoff:
:cheers:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: ThePeacent 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.


(https://i.imgur.com/7h1ol6b.jpg)
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: ddogu 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.


(https://i.imgur.com/7h1ol6b.jpg)

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Max Stone on February 13, 2019, 03:22:06 PM
Please don’t pencilalise me for my spelling  :pok:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Rapidray on February 13, 2019, 04:23:32 PM
 :rofl:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 13, 2019, 06:52:15 PM
 :facepalm: :rofl:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Steinar on February 13, 2019, 08:16:17 PM
Pencil made from rebar, would go well with certain MT?

https://www.manufactum.com/mechanical-pencil-made-reinforcing-steel-56-mm-lead-p1521827/
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Max Stone 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:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Max Stone 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:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: MadPlumbarian on February 13, 2019, 08:55:02 PM
Cool, I basically did the same with a 6” bolt, but put a pen in it..
JR
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Max Stone on February 13, 2019, 09:09:04 PM
Cool, I basically did the same with a 6” bolt, but put a pen in it..
JR

it must have been some serious equipment to bore the bolt that distance - industrial lathe? But I guess that's why you're called MadPlumbarian   :tu:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: MadPlumbarian on February 13, 2019, 09:16:45 PM
Cool, I basically did the same with a 6” bolt, but put a pen in it..
JR

it must have been some serious equipment to bore the bolt that distance - industrial lathe? But I guess that's why you're called MadPlumbarian   :tu:
Believe it or not, a vice with a hand drill and a 4” long 1/8” drill bit, :whistle:
JR
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Max Stone on February 13, 2019, 09:20:26 PM
That's super impressive. I can't find a smiley for "respect" but you earn it for that build.  :cheers: :salute:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: MadPlumbarian on February 13, 2019, 09:30:08 PM
That's super impressive. I can't find a smiley for "respect" but you earn it for that build.  :cheers: :salute:
Lol, thanks, see now that’s mad, just eyeballing a drill bit! But I got it on the first try, now the second, *cough cough* um I missed :whistle:
Half way through it came out the side, tossed that bolt in the trash..
JR
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 14, 2019, 03:23:17 AM
Cool pen  :like:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: MadPlumbarian on February 14, 2019, 03:33:45 AM
Cool pen  :like:
Thanks, I must say it’s a very heavy pen!
JR
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 14, 2019, 03:35:04 AM
 :cheers: I bet it is  :D
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Rapidray on February 14, 2019, 04:04:00 PM
Pencil made from rebar, would go well with certain MT?

https://www.manufactum.com/mechanical-pencil-made-reinforcing-steel-56-mm-lead-p1521827/
Now that is cool. Will be getting me one for sure...thanks for heads up on this one!  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Rapidray on February 14, 2019, 04:05:17 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:
:rofl:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Rapidray on February 14, 2019, 04:09:30 PM
That's super impressive. I can't find a smiley for "respect" but you earn it for that build.  :cheers: :salute:
Lol, thanks, see now that’s mad, just eyeballing a drill bit! But I got it on the first try, now the second, *cough cough* um I missed :whistle:
Half way through it came out the side, tossed that bolt in the trash..
JR
:rofl:
I like your style Mad... :cheers:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: MadPlumbarian on February 14, 2019, 04:38:05 PM
That's super impressive. I can't find a smiley for "respect" but you earn it for that build.  :cheers: :salute:
Lol, thanks, see now that’s mad, just eyeballing a drill bit! But I got it on the first try, now the second, *cough cough* um I missed :whistle:
Half way through it came out the side, tossed that bolt in the trash..
JR
:rofl:
I like your style Mad... :cheers:
I always loved a knurled grip, and while it’s not knurled I grinder the thread a little smoother to give it something similar, beside, if it gets dropped or even runned over by a car the only thing that will break is that plastic tip which is easy to replace being a bic pen..
I sooo want a bolt pen, well that is, but a bolt action pen, one so simple yet the one I really want stopped making them, I wish I could have just an hour on a lathe..
JR
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Max Stone on February 14, 2019, 08:12:10 PM
Brass Maxmadco looks good: https://everydaycarry.com/posts/29934/the-best-bolt-action-pens-for-2018 (https://everydaycarry.com/posts/29934/the-best-bolt-action-pens-for-2018)  :like:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: ReamerPunch on February 15, 2019, 09:17:16 AM
Campo Marzio Sketch Pencil

(https://i.imgur.com/5dJigSR.jpg)

Size reference  :cheers:
(https://i.imgur.com/8eUrgfv.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/dfiGwgM.jpg?1)
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 15, 2019, 03:52:24 PM
:tu:  :cheers:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: MadPlumbarian on February 15, 2019, 07:13:00 PM
Here’s kinda a bolt, more like a slide pencil, pretty cool,
JR
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Max Stone on February 15, 2019, 08:47:58 PM
Clever  :like:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 15, 2019, 09:14:52 PM
 :iagree: :tu:  :like:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Rapidray on February 17, 2019, 05:13:55 PM
Campo Marzio Sketch Pencil

(https://i.imgur.com/5dJigSR.jpg)

Size reference  :cheers:
(https://i.imgur.com/8eUrgfv.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/dfiGwgM.jpg?1)
I like that sketch pencil!  :tu:
Title: Re: EDC Pencil?
Post by: Rapidray on February 17, 2019, 05:16:33 PM
Here’s kinda a bolt, more like a slide pencil, pretty cool,
JR
Blackwing pencil!  :like: :tu:
Interesting holder!