Tag: mechanicalpencil

Kutsuwa Stad Sharpest Compass review

10 March 2014 By ian

In what may well be a first for a pen blog, I present here a review of a compass. It isn’t just a compass though. It is also a mechanical pencil. This video shows the rather groovy way the Kutsuwa Stad Sharpest Compass (that really is its name) converts from pencil to compass and back […]

Koh-I-Noor Toison D’Or Clutch Pencil 2mm 5900 review and a sketch

7 March 2014 By ian

This is the catchily named Koh-I-Noor Toison D’Or Clutch Pencil 2mm 5900. Toison D’Or means Golden Fleece and that means that this is a posh pencil (at a very reasonable price). Toison D’Or is French; Koh-I-Noor is Persian(?) for Mountain of Light (it’s a diamond) and the company is Czech. Linguistically speaking this pencil is […]

e+m Workman Long Clutch Pencil review

30 December 2013 By ian

e+m is a German company which began in 1899 making nib holders. They were forced to move away from pen products following the ravages of Word War 2. In 1983 the family-owned company once again started making wooden writing instruments and now produce a range of clutch pencils, ballpoints and accessories. The e+m Workman Long […]