Category: Pencil review

Musgrave Test Scoring 100 Wooden Pencil Review

28 January 2016 By ian

The Musgrave Test Scoring 100 is a budget wooden pencil in a distinctive silver finish. It’s designed for filling in those little boxes you get in multiple choice tests, with extra-reflective graphite meant to be picked up more reliably by scanners. Price: $0.70 Lead grade options: just this – feels like 2B or so Barrel […]

General’s Calendar Pencil Review

7 January 2016 By ian

The General’s Cedar Pointe is one of my favourite pencils so I was looking forward to trying another one of their range, the Calendar pencil. Price: $0.70 Lead grade options: No. 2 (HB, but more like 2H in this pencil) Barrel colours: yellow Barrel shape: hexagonal Eraser?: no This is a simple pencil. There are […]

OHTO Promecha 1000P Mechanical Pencil Review

4 January 2016 By ian

OHTO make one of the best pens ever but their other products can be a bit hit and miss. The Promecha range of mechanical pencils has a good reputation so I was interested in giving this Promecha 1000P model a try. Price: $16.50 (USA) £11 (UK) Lead size options: 0.3mm, 0.5mm. 0.7mm, 0.9mm Barrel options: […]

Caran d’Ache Grafwood Pencil Review

17 December 2015 By ian

Last week I reviewed the Caran d’Ache Edelweiss, a reasonable writing pencil that is inexplicably extremely hard to get in the UK. The Grafwood, in contrast, is a drawing pencil that can be found almost everywhere. Price: £2.50 Lead grade options: 4H to 9B Barrel colours: many shades of grey Barrel shape: hexagonal Eraser?: no […]

Caran d’Ache Edelweiss Wooden Pencil Review

10 December 2015 By ian

Caran d’Ache generally make quite expensive things, some of which are quite nice. One example is the Swiss Wood, which isn’t expensive when compared to, say, a Ferrari but at £3.50 a piece is not exactly a budget pencil. It’s lovely though. The Edelweiss, on the other hand, costs about 70p. Price: $1 (USA) Lead […]