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When I bought these,...
, May 17, 2012
When I bought these, I ideally wanted to use them for notes or homework. Keep
this in mind, because I'm no artist.
I love how dark and smooth these pencils are, but they're a bit impractical for
everyday use. I write extremely lightly, but the lead still loses its point
pretty quickly. Even if I rotate the pencil at the end of every word, the line
becomes thick very quickly. The only solution is to sharpen the pencil every
couple minutes. Also, the unique design of the eraser doesn't really help, since
you won't be able to use a pencil holder to make use of that last inch of
I find that writing with my Rotring 600 with .5mm 4B lead works much better.
It's just as smooth, if not smoother than the Blackwing, and there's no need to
sharpen every 20 words.
Overall, I'm sure the Blackwings have their use for artists or the occasional
bold word, but they're not the best for notes.
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The ultimate luxurious...
, April 22, 2013
The ultimate luxurious crossword experience:
Scan the puzzle, laser print it on HP Premium Choice (32lb.) laser paper, use a
quality clipboard and a Palomino Blackwing pencil, sharpened with a KUM or
Palomino long point sharpener. Life is good!
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I find these are really...
, December 27, 2011
I find these are really nice for shading they are very dark compared to most
other pencils I’ve tried but there also very soft so there not my first choice
for sketching. The erasers actually pretty good and also removable so that comes
in pretty handy. It’s a very well made pencil the lead cores been dead center
all the ones I’ve tried. I’m definitely going to keep a few in my pencil box
from now on.
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Butter smooth, dark,...
, November 25, 2012
Butter smooth, dark, and well centered. These sharpen up beautifully. I love the
extra long eraser, and the way these sketch with ease and swiftness.