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  • Baron Fig Snakes and Ladders Limited Edition Archer Pencils

    Baron Fig Snakes and Ladders Limited Edition Archer Pencils

    As always our friends from Baron Fig have hooked us up with their newest limited edition subscription item for a review.  Here we have today the Baron Fig Snakes and Ladders Archer ...

  • Uni NanoDia  Green Lead 0.5 mm Review

    Uni NanoDia Green Lead 0.5 mm Review

    I’ve always found colored mechanical pencil lead refills to be hit or miss, but mostly miss.  I figured I’d take my chances with these Uni NanoDia Green Lead 0.5 mm leads that I sa ...

  • Guide to Mechanical Pencils

    Guide to Mechanical Pencils

    Did you know that mechanical pencils actually predate wooden pencils? Before people figured out how to make wood-cased pencils, refillable lead holders were used as the world's fir ...

  • Guide to Colored Mechanical Pencil Leads

    Guide to Colored Mechanical Pencil Leads

    Do you ever dream of colors beyond the dreary grays of ordinary mechanical pencil lead? Luckily, colored mechanical pencil leads aren't just a dream. These fun, convenient tools ar ...

Baron Fig Snakes and Ladders Limited Edition Archer Pencils

Baron Fig Snakes and Ladders Limited Edition Archer Pencils

As always our friends from Baron Fig have hooked us up with their newest limited edition subscription item for a review.  Here we have today the Baron Fig Snakes and Ladders Arche ...

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Uni NanoDia  Green Lead 0.5 mm Review

Uni NanoDia Green Lead 0.5 mm Review

I’ve always found colored mechanical pencil lead refills to be hit or miss, but mostly miss.  I figured I’d take my chances with these Uni NanoDia Green Lead 0.5 mm leads that I s ...

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Guide to Mechanical Pencils

Guide to Mechanical Pencils

Did you know that mechanical pencils actually predate wooden pencils? Before people figured out how to make wood-cased pencils, refillable lead holders were used as the world's fi ...

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Guide to Colored Mechanical Pencil Leads

Guide to Colored Mechanical Pencil Leads

Do you ever dream of colors beyond the dreary grays of ordinary mechanical pencil lead? Luckily, colored mechanical pencil leads aren't just a dream. These fun, convenient tools a ...

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Lamy Safari: A Comprehensive Guide

Lamy Safari: A Comprehensive Guide

The Lamy Safari is a minimalist favorite in the world of writing utensils. It is effective, utilitarian, and bold in its unadorned simplicity. Since the eighties, the Lamy Safari ...

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Palomino Blackwing: A Comprehensive Guide

Palomino Blackwing: A Comprehensive Guide

The legend of the Blackwing exceeds the reputation of any other pencil. Its exceptional balance of softness, darkness, and sharpness, set off by an elegant ferrule and replaceable ...

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Caran D’ache Prismalo Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

Caran D’ache Prismalo Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

Visual Appeal Usability/Durability Packaging/Presentation Value Overall Ranking Caran D’ache Prismalo Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils12-80 count packWax coreHexagonal barrelPremium-p ...

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Marco Raffine Colored Pencils

Marco Raffine Colored Pencils

Visual Appeal Usability/Durability Packaging/Presentation Value Overall Ranking Marco Raffine Colored Pencils24-72 count packWax coreHexagonal barrelBudget-pricedPros:Very Afforda ...

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Marco Renoir Watercolor Pencils

Marco Renoir Watercolor Pencils

Visual Appeal Usability/Durability Packaging/Presentation Value Overall Ranking Marco Renoir Watercolor Pencils24-72 count packOil coreRound barrelMid-pricedPros:Excellent Blendin ...

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Marco Renoir Colored Pencils

Marco Renoir Colored Pencils

Visual Appeal Usability/Durability Packaging/Presentation Value Overall Ranking Marco Renoir Colored Pencils24-100 count packoil coreround barrelmid-pricedPros:Happy Medium Betwee ...

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