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!
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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.
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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.
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