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A nostalgic early 90s...
, April 28, 2012
A nostalgic early 90s feel bullet shaped pencil! It is expensive though so I
must give it 4 stars. The quality is great minus the plastic eraser
Seven years ago, I made...
, September 22, 2012
This review is from Midori Brass Bullet Pencil Holder - White
Seven years ago, I made what I thought was an extravagant, frivolous gift to
myself by buying a Faber Castell Perfect Pencil (UFO type.) As it turned out,
this wasn't really a frivolous gift, since I still use it all the time and can
extend the life of my pencils much longer than I had before. However, it's only
good for getting the pencil down to a 3 or 4 inch length. I've looked for years
to find another pencil extender that will let me use the pencil down to the last
inch or so. And behold! the Midori brass bullet!
I love this thing. It's sleek, lightweight, tiny, and very well-made. I was
afraid that I would be stuck using the (very expensive) pencils that Midori
makes to go with it, since they are a little thicker than American pencils, but
American pencils fit in the holder just fine. For a pencil to fit inside of the
body, though, it has to be about three inches or less. The one caveat is that if
you're trying to extend the life of pencils that have a ferrule or metal cap on
the end, they won't work for this. I use General's layout pencils to write, so
this isn't a problem for me.
I say go ahead and splurge if you are looking for a stylish way to get more out
of your pencils.
This has been a daily-use...
, July 25, 2012
This review is from Midori Brass Bullet Pencil Holder - Brown
This has been a daily-use pencil for me for well over a month now. The best part
is that the wooden pencil here is really beautiful and high-quality. It's so
nice, in fact, that I only wish they made them in a LONGER version to use in a
larger pencil holder. Plus, be aware that these pencils are a tad fatter than
standard for US pencils, anyway. I found it easier to sharpen with a colored
pencil sharpener. Otherwise, you end up sharpening to an elongated tip (because
the barrel of the pencil is wider than a standard pencil in the US) which wastes
quite a bit of the pencil. The fatter, colored-pencil sharpener opening lets you
get a fine tip which is not so elongated. Also, as my brother commented when he
saw this for the first time, "what is that? a pencil for someone who makes tons
of mistakes?" The erasure is rather, shall we say, prominent. Kinda silly