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Kuretake Zig Cartoonist Mangaka Outline Pen - 01 - Sepia - KURETAKE CNM-01-065
  Sometimes it is hard..., September 30, 2013
Sometimes it is hard to find a sepia pen that is actually a dark brown, but this is a nice, subdued colour that has more in common with what I consider true sepia tones rather than a reddish/orange colour. Looks gorgeous on ivory or cream paper.

Nib is firm but puts down a smooth line. Handles watercolour paper well. (Some nylon tips don't. This one does.)
Kokuyo Enpitsu Mechanical Pencil - 0.9 mm - Wine Red Body - KOKUYO PS-P100DR-1P
  An incredibly comfortable,..., May 1, 2013
An incredibly comfortable, lightweight pencil with a good girth. I was kinda wondering about the triangular form factor, but it works, and works well - especially since it is a bit thicker. A great drawing pencil, and one of the few I would actually write notes with. A subtle, attractive colour and just grippy enough to stay put in your hand while not picking up all the dust in the room.

If they made a 2mm version, I would be in heaven.
Palomino Blackwing Pencil - 602 - Pack of 12 - PALOMINO 103180 BUNDLE
  I had a different experience..., December 14, 2011
I had a different experience with these... the graphite in mine was scritchy in places, the balance was awkward with the large eraser, and the graphite would smear as soon as you looked at it. It wasn't as dark as I expected from the hype, and I'm really glad I split the box with several people.

That said, it isn't a bad pencil, but compared to a leadholder and a nice B grade fill? It isn't the tool for me and seems really over-hyped.
Uni Pin Pen - 01 Pigment Ink - 0.28 mm - Black Ink - UNI PIN101.24
  I love this pen. Great..., December 8, 2011
I love this pen. Great flow, nice tip - for a felt pen fairly durable - and the ink is super black and stays put under a watercolour wash. It also does not rub off onto the page on the other side of the spread, unlike the copic ones I've used. It rubs off a little if you erase aggressively, but 99% of it is still there.
Pilot Namiki Fountain Pen Ink Cartridge - Purple - Set of 6 - PILOT 69004
  A beautiful dusty purple...., June 7, 2011
A beautiful dusty purple. While not as vibrant as Lamy violet, it is an easier colour to read for several pages.
Pentel Stein Enhanced Silica Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - Blue - PENTEL C275-BL
  This is one of the smoothest..., October 28, 2010
This is one of the smoothest blue leads I have used - definitely great for drawing and sketching. An added bonus is the reformulation did make them stronger than Pentel's previous blue leads. They can actually hold their own under pressure and on a rough tooth paper..

Blues being a wax-based lead, they never do erase quite as well as graphite, but these ones do erase better than other blues I've used. They also don't cause ink to bead up and roll off the lines like other blues...

All in all, the best blue leads I've used.
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