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    Default Re: High-end wooden pencils

    Original 602s can easily hit 400 a box now. I stocked up so long ago that I can finish out and don't need to buy anymore. They are different than the Palomino copies. Think of it as the difference between a 71 Hemi Cuda and some Cuda that has a Hemi stuffed in it by your Cousin.

    Try the Musgrave Pencil Company. They happen to be in Tennessee and sell a pretty good pencil.

    Go for the sample pack and the Unigraph (you can select your grade and tipped or untipped). If you want a close approximation to the original 602 choose a 6B.

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    Default Re: High-end wooden pencils

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by migo984 View Post
    ...whilst pleasant to use, none of those come anywhere close to....
    Oh dear, a cedar and graphite rabbit hole. Will I go the next step? Not until my dozen pencils are about gone.
    I have never been there too and I am thinking to get Blackwings and see how to get lost there .

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
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    ...whilst pleasant to use, none of those come anywhere close to....
    Oh dear, a cedar and graphite rabbit hole. Will I go the next step? Not until my dozen pencils are about gone.
    Fred

    I have tested dozens of woodpencils....



    ...to find out that I like these Mitsubishi 9852 best:

    This is what I noticed by many artists too. It is worth trying to lay my hands on one soon.

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    Default Re: High-end wooden pencils

    Is anyone familiar with these?



    The one next to the eraser reads Bohemia Works Progresso.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!

    My eBooks. Because why not.

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    Default Re: High-end wooden pencils

    The progresso is a Koh-i-Noor - nice pencils (I like their lead holders too).

    I have lots of Wolff Royal Sovereigns around - all of them at least as old as I am - and still going strong. Sean Connery as James Bond uses a Royal Sovereign Chinagraph in 1964's Goldfinger.

    Can't help on the last one, I'm afraid I know very little about US pencils.

    I have to admit, I'm another Mitsu-bishi hi-uni user by choice.

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    Default Re: High-end wooden pencils

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    The progresso is a Koh-i-Noor - nice pencils (I like their lead holders too).

    I have lots of Wolff Royal Sovereigns around - all of them at least as old as I am - and still going strong. Sean Connery as James Bond uses a Royal Sovereign Chinagraph in 1964's Goldfinger.

    Can't help on the last one, I'm afraid I know very little about US pencils.

    I have to admit, I'm another Mitsu-bishi hi-uni user by choice.
    Thanks! I'm going to test ALL my pencils…one of these days.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!

    My eBooks. Because why not.

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    Default Re: High-end wooden pencils

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Is anyone familiar with these?



    The one next to the eraser reads Bohemia Works Progresso.
    The black My-Pal is a decent pencil, though not a favorite, from U.S. pencil maker Musgrave Pencils.

    https://musgravepencil.com

    Not sure that particular pencil is still made; there's a current version of hit here:

    https://musgravepencil.com/collectio...roducts/my-pal

    It's a "jumbo," designed for kids learning to write because it's easier to hold with small hands. It's a round pencil; I generally am not a fan of rounds, but it's a thick core is is a bit softer and darker than a standard #2.

    Musgrave pencils I like:

    Tennessee Red beautiful, natural finsih, aged red cedar. Can be tricky to sharpen; go clow or use something like a Apsara hand-held that let's you control the angle a little. It does fine in my Dahle 133.

    Musgrave Harvest Pro

    Musgrave News 600 one of the few round pencils I like; very soft core.

    My favorite Blackwing is the Extra Firm Natural, though I began by favoriting the Matte very soft "MMX"

    If I had to pick a single favorite, it would be the Mitsubishi 9852EW "Master Writer," with the Tennessee Red a close second, in part because it is so beautiful.
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    Default Re: High-end wooden pencils

    Thanks, Medievalist. I picked up the My-Pal at a yard sale, along with other art supplies, including dip pen nibs, India ink and a bottle of Pelikan red.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!

    My eBooks. Because why not.

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