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.