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War and Peace

There have been several previous posts (including this one, War Between the Fabers) about the lawsuit A.W. Faber filed against the Eberhard Faber Company at the turn of the 20th century. 84 more words


Mongol 482: Final Thoughts

This week has been great and I really enjoyed focusing on just one pencil all week.  I can honestly say that I have been sucked back into the pencil world full force; just ask… 95 more words

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Mongol 482: Midweek

I have had time to write a bit with the Mongol 482 and already have some distinctive observations.  Firstly, the Mongol has a great weight to it.   231 more words

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Eberhard Faber Mongol 482

I had a hard time deciding which pencil to choose as my first.  My knee-jerk reaction was to pick my current favorite the Tombow MONO 100… 327 more words

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Art of Pencils: The 1923 Eberhard Faber Catalog

Some examples of color artwork from the 1923 Eberhard Faber Co. catalog:


The Lost Art of the No. 1 Pencil

There’s something special about American No. 1 pencils. Due to an unenlightened childhood in which I never learned to distinguish between drafting pencils and common writing pencils, and biased by a tradition of labelling pencils by H’s and B’s instead of numbers, I was slow to discover American pencils that employed numerical degrees – and even when I did, I stuck to No. 347 more words