Where is the graphite??? I have never seen this one before. Thanks
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'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.
Quote from: Rapidray on December 19, 2018, 11:29:30 PM Where is the graphite??? I have never seen this one before. ThanksThe graphite is the blade instead of a normal cutting blade.
Quote from: Rapidray on December 16, 2018, 01:46:32 AMWas 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!
Love the Fixpencil, Ray and that razor blade lead is just so cool never seen that before don't think
Another great looking pencil, Ray I been eyeballing a few different pencils today as well 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
US GOVERNMENT, interesting..JR
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. But, I survived
Quote from: MadPlumbarian on December 27, 2018, 10:18:52 PMUS GOVERNMENT, interesting..JRIt is a very nice feeling pencil
Receiving these just before Christmas from our very own RapidRay I decided to bring them to work and test them out a bit the first is a 1.1mm US Government pencil and the next is a 0.7mm Pilot G2 they are both very nice pencils and seem to be very good writers 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 both are very good and I will probably rotate them in and out of service for work (Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)
Oh WOW Very nice set, Ray I received a 0.7mm Kuru Toga in the mail Saturday and will try to get some pics of it up later I also got the all metal Zebra Pen (will try to get pics of it as well and put it in the pen thread ) I am also waiting on some 5.6mm lead on a slow boat from China
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!
Quote from: Rapidray on December 31, 2018, 06:20:27 PMYou 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!