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Best wooden pencil!!...
November 20, 2013
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Best wooden pencil!! I am one of the few people out there that prefer a good wooden pencil over a mechanical one, but unfortunately I am also picky. I prefer a dark lead that is neither too soft or hard and this one is just that. It writes smooth and dark, but not too dark so you don't have difficulty erasing when necessary. Also, the refillable flat eraser is a nice plus.
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lolabelle430
I love these. The original...
November 7, 2014
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I love these. The original blackwings were too soft for me, but these are exactly as hard as I want them and still as smooth as silk. I horde the erasers and move the partially used ones to the next pencil and keep the new ones hidden away until I need them. I love these.
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liralenli
I really wanted not to...
August 12, 2014
I really wanted not to like these pencils because they are expensive, but they are totally worth the money. The core is very smooth and dark, but these don't hold a point too well. This kind of point retention is to be expected with a pencil this dark. I use them for writing. Sometimes I find myself pushing down even harder on these pencils because I love how dark and smooth writing with them can be. So very, very smooth.
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adrian.langton
I never thought a wooden...
February 11, 2015
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I never thought a wooden pencil could be a luxury item until I tried these. They are very nicely balanced and they write so dark without pressing hard. They even come out nice and dark on shiny paper (think Field Notes or airline magazine crosswords) without excessive smudging. Plus they are smooth, smooth, smooth. I would buy another package in a heartbeat, despite the price. They are worth it.
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I call these the Cadillac...
November 1, 2015
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I call these the Cadillac of wooden pencils! They're smooth, glide over paper, and the lead is bold but doesn't smudge easily. I use one of these until it's the size of a crayon -- that's how much I value them. They're pricey but worth treating yourself!
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My staple pencils, will...
August 24, 2015
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My staple pencils, will purchase more!
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tanekeyaword
These are really nice...
February 11, 2016
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These are really nice to work with. I should note that some members of my household feel that the erasers wear out more quickly than they'd like, but my opinion is that it's a tradeoff between eraser substance and paper. The erasers are replaceable, after all.
emmecinque
Sure, they are great,...
February 1, 2016
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Sure, they are great, but priced well above my current favorite pencil. I'm not sure John Steinbeck's claim that they glide along with less pressure is true, but just knowing that he liked them is great. I do like the hardness of the lead and the lovely pearlescent finish on the pencil. I carefully sharpen them so as not to waste them, and I doubt I will loan them out. It just feels fun to have a box of them. I guess I'm now a pencil snob!
This is a strong pencil;...
January 30, 2016
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This is a strong pencil; it even withstood my puppy chewing it! It writes easily and wells and the mark is dark enough to see easily.
d.h.kornberg
I took the Palomino Blackwing...
January 30, 2016
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I took the Palomino Blackwing Pearl pencil along in my hike of Hemlock Bluffs. While a darling of writing enthusiasts, I wanted to test its potential as a sketching tool since I enjoy doodling with the smooth dark leads typical of premium Japanese pencils.The flat eraser gives it a unique look and works ok, but I prefer a dedicated eraser anyway. Its main advantage is as a conversation starter, and it helps in keeping it from rolling away. This pencil is certainly quite smooth and gets dark with little pressure. Leads are perfectly centered, so it sharpens easily to a nice workable point. It was fun to doodle several test sketches quickly with its soft dark lead. Since the tip wore down quickly, I had to sharpen the pencil pretty often between sketches. Bottom line: it is a nice distinct-looking pencil that makes sketching fun if you enjoy making dark bold marks quickly and hardly erase like me. It is almost like using a gel pen in pencil form given the darkness of the strokes it can achieve. Yet you can still make some corrections with a nice soft foam eraser.

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