The Hi-Uni 3B grade pencil...
, August 28, 2009
The Hi-Uni 3B grade pencil is truly the best sketching pencil that I have used.
It sharpens easily and perfectly every time and is so smooth when put to paper
that it seems to do all the work for me. Just the slightest amount of resistance
in the lead so that you can instantly feel the tooth of any paper and the marks
it leaves are, dare I say it, the darkest sexiest lines of any pencil in any
grade I've used so far, and they are very smudge resistant under most
circumstances. With just three Hi-Uni pencils, F, 3B and 6B I have the perfect
all around writing design sketching and drawing kit, no more need to carry
around a full set of pencils, fantastic! Only three other series of pencils come
close to the excellence of the Hi-Uni the Tombow Mono 100 and California
Republic Stationers Palomino followed closely by the Pentel 999, each of which
is just slightly different to make them more suitable for certain papers and
conditions under the write circumstances. The Hi-Uni in F and 3B grades are the
first pencils that I reach for most often.
With the addition of...
, September 9, 2008
With the addition of this premium line of pencils, in my view Jet Pens becomes
the supreme online source of top quality drawing and sketching supplies in the
USA. I have tried getting a full box if Mitsubishi Hi-Uni pencils for over a
year now after spotting them in the Pencil Talk blog. Even managed to get a few
loose Hi-Uni and Tombow Mono 100 pencils brought back from Japan through friends
a couple of times, but the holy grail of a full dozen of 3B Hi-Uni pencils (an
ideal sketching graphite hardness) so exquisitely packaged had eluded me thus
far. As much as I enjoy the convenience and performance of my rather large
collection of mechanical pencils and leadholders, there is something almost
magical about these beautiful wooden pencils that glide so smoothly over the
paper leaving rich dark strokes that are fairly smudge-resistant. Every artist
and sketching hobbyist owes it to themselves to try these second-to-none wooden
pencils in the comfort of their studios. For an optimal experience, I'd
recommend getting also a Pilot Foam Eraser and a Kum pencil sharpener for an
ideal sketching kit.