| I love pencils. Pencil...
, May 7, 2012
I love pencils. Pencil is the only writing medium I use other than Fountain
Pen. Pencils that have been out of production for 30 years are stockpiled in my
office because of qualities I found extraordinary. I have many, many pencils,
and I will not part with any of them.
However, the PaperMate PhD 0.5mm is the only pencil I use. It is the only
pencil I have used since I first gripped its comfy body. Marvelous. I wrote a
few words, and then erased them. I erased them easily, and completely! Whereas
the competitor in the arthritis-friendly market has a wee-bitty eraser with a
cap that one must set aside or hold while erasing, the PhD eraser is always
ready and goes on forever. The PhD eraser never gets dry and scrape-y. I might
have to measure in years how much time had passed before I had to refill the
It comes with perfectly serviceable lead, but I replaced it with AIN 4B refills
available elsewhere on this site. The combination is unbeatable. New technology
makes even a 4B lead almost smudge-less. A comfortable grip on a fat pencil
with .05 lead that requires almost no pressure on the paper makes for an
incomparable writing or sketching experience.
| I have used this pencil...
, November 4, 2011
I have used this pencil religiously for many years and I am very glad Jetpens
carries it now! This pencil is extremely comfortable, and allows me to write for
extended periods of time. The grip is solid, and the shape of the pencil is very
ergonomic. I prefer a thinner line, and the .5 mm is perfect for this pencil. It
is one of my all time favorites, highly recommended!