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Monday, June 3, 2013

For the Love of a Pencil with a Sharp Point





A couple weeks ago, my friend Lizzie wrote a list of interesting tidbits about herself as a birthday post.  You should check it out.  One of her items that received strong response from a kindred spirit on Facebook was about writing.  This wasn’t the deep need to get the words out of her head and heart out there in a blog or a book – she’s done both.  No.  This was about the displeasure of dull points on pencils - #33 on the list.

I was immediately struck with a thought.  I knew of an instrument that would satisfy Lizzie’s love of a sharp point.  You know me, if I know something I think you need to know I’ve gotta tell you about it.

So here it is!  The Staedtler Mars 780 lead holder – quite a mouthful and not your standard yellow #2!

Click photo to purchase your very own!

A drafting pencil, paired with leads, and a lead pointer!  These are not for the faint of heart.  It is a learned skill to use that sharpener there.  Many lengths of lead have fallen prey to its inner workings.  Worth it, though, if you need a perfect line.

You can have your own super-duper sharpener by clicking.

Excessive?  Obsessive?

Not if you are a designer.  Maybe not if you even have a deep, deep affection for a good writing instrument with the perfect lead and perpetually precise end.

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links.

11 comments:

  1. I just love you. That is all. I do believe we are kindred spirits, maybe even sisters. Most definitely sisters!!! Here's to sharp pencils everywhere!!

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    1. Ha! Thank you. Who else would use there blog for this? It's just who I am and knew you would appreciate it. :) Muah!!

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  2. That's why I've learnt to use clutch pencils. Much more convenient. But nowadays, I write everything with a pen.

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    1. Love a pen that writes smoothly!! I've got to have my pencils for calendars and designing, though. Glad you stopped by.

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  3. Oh, pencils! I barely remember they existed :). I only use pens too.

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  4. I don't have a drafting pencil, but I do love my mechanical pencils!

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    1. I love a good 5mm mechanical pencil. 7mm are okay, but I like the finer point. I've gone through several Sanford LOGO pencils with the rubber grip and twist up eraser.

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  5. This post makes me laugh!!!
    And as I am currently using a rather dull pencil, it seems quite relevant. :)

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    1. Well, if you are laughing then it was worth every word!! Can't take yourself too seriously! :)

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