Pelikan BR40 Eraser – Nov 2007 HB Dark and Light, The Three HB’s Pentel (Australia) Pty. July 2007 Monami Gripix – (Economy) March 2010 Mechanical pencil mechanisms use only a single lead diameter. Parker Jotter – (Mid) July 2007 Email: sales@pentel.com.ausales@pentel.com.au DMP abbreviation stands for Dave's Mechanical Pencils. Zebra M-301 – (Low) March 2008 Final – Caran d’Ache, Pentel. Cross ATX – (Mid) November 2009 The Vespiary Notebook – March 2009 Pentel Ain / Super Hi-Polymer + Hi-Polymer Leads Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser 526 50 – December 2006 Pentel Graph 1000 PG1005 – (Low/Mid) November 2008 By clicking 'Accept' you are agreeing to our use of cookies for content personalisation, analytics, navigation and marketing purposes. Papermate Apex – (Low) May 2010 For fans of mechanical pencils, Dave will need no introduction, but for everyone else - he's the person behind the much-loved blog Dave's Mechanical Pencils. See COVID-19 for more details. Rotring 600 – (Medium) February 2010 Pentel Twist-Erase III QE519 – (Low) Sept 2006 June 2007 Parker Duofold Pinstripe SE 2004 – (Stratospheric) February 2008 A few oldies from 50 to 100 or more years ago. 2 Pencils Schmidt Converter – November 2006 Porsche Design P’3120 mechanical pencils. Thank you for these details. Lamy CP1 Twin Pen – August 2006 Tombow Zoom 505sh – (Mid) July 2010 Vikram, it is nice to see an online presence from a few years ago. Because of the choice in style and colour, they are also popular with children in school. Lead Composition https://web.archive.org/web/20170202072440/http://davesmechanicalpencils.blogspot.com/. Papermate PhD Ultra – (Low) April 2010 (12) 12 product ratings - "Pentel Twist-Erase III Mechanical Pencil, 0.9mm Lead, Dark Blue Barrel, 3/Pack" $10.53. Over to you, Dave: I had never really paid any attention to writing instruments, but always thought mechanical pencils were rather interesting things compared to pens and wooden pencils. I recently got a few more and couldn’t find much info on any of them around the web. Filofax Organiser (pencil) – (Mid) December 2009 W e spent weeks testing 16 of the top mechanical pencils and found that the Pentel – Quicker Clicker is the overall best mechanical pencil. Let’s carry on doing that, keeping conversations open and accessible. Dave's Mechanical Pencils set to private? Mechanical pencils can be divided into two main groups – the general writing pencils and the technical pencils. Don’t pass this up at first glance. Uni “-ish” Coloured Leads I came across it almost ten years ago and have enjoyed it. 97 $20.00 $20.00. I tried to visit his blog today to look at some reviews, but I got hit with a "This blog is open to invited readers only" page. Lamy Pur – (Mid) May 2008 I think the index like the table of contents and not the actual content. Mitsubishi Pure Malt M5-5015 – (Stratospheric) October 2010 Arguably, the bright yellow color does make this look somewhat like a kids’ mechanical pencil. Ohto Super Promecha PM-1500S – (Mid) May 2007 Staedtler Mars Micro 775 – (Low) May 2006 I'm one half of the PigPog web site, along with my wife Sam (see the about me page), and I work at Cult Pens, which is a lot of fun for a pen geek. Pelikan Souveran D800 – (High) February 2008 Papermate Write Bros. – (Economy) November 2008 Platinum Maki-e Multi Pen – (Mid) April 2007 Tombow Cool – (Economy/Low) Sept 2009 A mechanical pencil made for drafting and architecture will be different from a pencil explicitly designed for writing only. I’m heartbroken about Dave’s Mechanical Pencils! It was the major English language mechanical pencil website for many years. Faber-Castell Eraser Pen – January 2010 Pentel Function PC1001 – (?) Cross Century II – (High) June 2010 Tel: (02)9425 4800. The pencil is one of the primary tools of designers and engineers, so it’s no surprise that over the decades there has been quite a lot of engineering design put into mechanical pencils. Dave's Mechanical Pencils is a blog about mechanical pencils and other stationery. Otherwise, check the standard types first - many pens use one of those. It is truly a loss to lose access to his blog. High quality pencils from Pentel, Kaweco, Pilot and others. Posted on July 28, 2010 December 28, 2016. Staedtler Noris 763 – May 2009 0.5mm Timeline – The Rise of Thin Leads. Lamy Al-Star Graphite – (Mid) January 2006 The Mechanical Pencil Museum; The Catalogue of American Mechanical Pencils; Joe's Pencil Pages; Dave's Mechanical Pencils; Leadholder.com; Bob Bolin's Autopoint Site; Roger Russell's Scripto Page; Roger Russell's Norma Page; www.vintagepens.com; The "Pencyclopedia" at W-B Pens & Watches; Doug Martin's Pencil Pages Faber-Castell Propelling Pencil – (Low) June 2009 Staedtler graphite 771 – (Low) May 2009 May 27, 2013 - A blog about my mechanical pencil collection, and information about pencils.. . Pentel Sharplet-2 A125 – (Economy) February 2009 So as not to leave you on that slightly incongruous ink-note, I will finish with a few for the technically minded. May 27, 2013 - A blog about my mechanical pencil collection, and information about pencils. Pilot Clicker – (Low) October 2007 Non-Reproducible Leads (Non-Repro Blue or Non-Photo Blue) I hope we can appreciate these efforts – each one involved a significant effort, and was shared freely with the world. Pentel Jolt AS305 – (Economy) September 2010 Pentel Quicker-Clicker PD345 – (Economy/Low) November 2006 Semi-Finals – Caran d’Ache, Papermate, Pentel, Zebra. I’m not sure if this is a Google policy at work or David’s action, but it is sad to see it gone. Zebra Jimnie KRM-100 – (Low) November 2006 Rotring Trio Pencil – (?) Manufactum Druckstift Feinstrichmine – (Low/Medium) January 2008 Odd. Keun Young Notebook – May 2010 Sakura SumoGrip – (Low) September 2008 – When I log into Google I get the message that the blog is only available to invited readers. Either way, a mechanical pencil provides a clean writing experience compared to your standard pencil. Parafernalia Revolution – (Mid / High) April 2006 Before everything disappeared I saved a copy of the list of reviews. Tombow Onbook – (Low/Mid) October 2010 Staedtler Mars Lumograph Wooden Pencil – October 2007 I was browsing Dave’s Mechanical Pencils a few weeks ago and found nice posts on all the pencils in my small collection. Classiness meets durability with the Pentel GraphGear 500 Mechanical Pencil because of its mesh-like finished tip. Yard-O-Led Diplomat – (Stratospheric) January 2007 If any of the content still exists out there and it needs a home, I’d be happy to provide a sub-domain on The Desk for it to live on. Pentel AccuGraph PG1505AD – (Mid) April 2008 The list prided itself on being the most learned and thoughtful place to share fountain pen knowledge. For many in the community, the rOtring 600 is the be-all-end-all when it comes to EDC mechanical pencils. Pentel Energize PL77 – (Economy/Low) July 2008 Rotring Newton Trio Multi Pen – June 2006 (Top-Bottom) Lamy Scribble (short and dumpy ideal for scribbling notes), Pentel Sharp Kerry (a bit of everyday class, with cap unposted), Pentel Jolt (shaker mechanism), Staedtler Graphite 777, Papermate Biodegradable (it is compostable), Uni Kuru Toga (self-rotating lead), Faber-Castell Scribolino (fun for learners and adults). It’s built with solid aluminum, making a hexagonal metal body. The Kuru Toga mechanical pencil sports what may some consider to be the most important advance in mechanical pencil technology since the invention of plastic. Lamy 2000 – (High) October 2006 Check the large selection of writing supplies and instruments at Staples to find the right writing implement for your needs. We especially liked its side-click lead advance feature. Cleo Skribent Der Gessner – (Mid to High) February 2007 As one of our favourite pencil bloggers, we were delighted when Dave agreed to write a guest post for us, all about his history with mechanical pencils, and some favourites from over the years. Your email address will not be published. TUL mechanical pencil – (Low) May 2009 Lamy Logo – (Low/Mid) November 2010 Leonid, thank you for the comment. BIC AI – (Low) February 2010 BIC Mechanical Pencil #2 EXTRA SMOOTH, Variety Bulk Pack Of 40 Mechanical Pencils, 20 0.5mm With 20 0.7mm Mechanical Led Pencils, Assorted Colored Barrels, for professional Office & School Use. Papermate Pacer Executive – (Low) March 2009 BIC Mechanical Pencil #2 EXTRA SMOOTH, Variety Bulk Pack Of 40 Mechanical Pencils, 20 0.5mm With 20 0.7mm Mechanical Led Pencils, Assorted Colored Barrels, for professional Office & School Use. Inkredible Eraser – May 2008 This attractive higher-end mechanical pencil, which costs just a few dollars, is easy to refill and a pleasure to use. Pentel Fiesta AX105 – (Economy) April 2006 Up until a day or so ago google cache had some of the pages available, but it appears that none of them are there any more. Most mechanical pencils can be refilled, but some are disposable. Pentel Sharp Kerry P1035 – (Low/Mid) February 2006 Required fields are marked *. And, Dave's got quite a bit of work ahead to update some of his rankings. Pentel Client AL905 – (Low) September 2008 Retro 51 Tornado – (Mid) June 2006 Rotring Rapid Pro – (Mid) March 2011 Hope someone can mirror it! April 2007 Looking for a refill for a pen we sell? Caran d’Ache Varius Ivanhoe – (Stratospheric) March 2006 Zebra Sharbo X Multi Pen – August 2010, Caran d’Ache Leads I am happy to report that he is fine. Pentel Hi-Polymer ZES-08 Eraser – July 2008 Yoropen Executive Pencil – (Mid/High) June 2010 Mechanical Pencil Day: Dave's Mechanical Pencils This post is part of our celebrations for Mechanical Pencil Day , on 05/07 - the 5th of July, 2018. Pentel Techniclick PD105T – (Economy) July 2006 Pentel Smash Q1005 – (Low) August 2009 Staedtler Mars Micro Carbon Leads A blog about my mechanical pencil collection, and information about pencils. Elimination Round – Caran d’Ache, Cross, Pilot, Zebra. 4.5 out of 5 stars 55. Caran d’Ache Ecridor – (High) July 2006 It’s really sad to see that Dave’s weblog is gone! Pilot Vanishing Point H1005 – (Low) August 2006 It looks like these have been out of production for a while. 4.8 out of 5 stars 820. 97 $20.00 $20.00. Glad you are still around! Fading or Lightfastness of Coloured Leads If you recall using Netscape or Mosaic – this list dates back to then. Edit: Some pages are saved in the Google cache and some aren't. It is located at http://davesmechanicalpencils.blogspot.com/ Pentel Caplet A105 – (Economy) June 2009 They come in a range of colours and lead types, giving you greater control over your writing and drawing. The wider the grip, better is the endurance and stability while using it. $12.97 $ 12. Rotring Core – (Low/Mid) June 2006 It is odd – I know there is a lot of interest in the subject, but not really that much information. Many writing instrument manufacturers used to try and tempt people with multi-feature mechanical pencils, so here are a few strange old beasts. AL17MN – (Economy) August 2007 Round B – Faber-Castell, Rotring, Waterman, Zebra . Daves Mechanical Pencils; Blog Archive 2010 (1) March (1) 2008 (2) September (1) July (1) Mechanical Pencils With Extendable Erasers 2007 (1) April (1) 2006 (2) October (1) April (1) About Me. Kotobuki (PENAC) Company – November 2007 It was such a great resource on all things related to mechanical pencils. I am pretty bummed about Dave’s Mechanical Pencils. Platinum Hayakawa M-10000B – (High) April 2010 It also has more than 500 five-star reviews on Amazon and is recommended by Dave’s Mechanical Pencil, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, … Papermate Auto Advance – (Economy) May 2006 Pelikan Souveran D400 – (High) February 2008 Faber-Castell TK-Fine Executive – (Low) August 2008 S T Dupont Olympio – (Stratospheric) July 2008 No: No (2) Yes: Yes (1) Lead Advance Mechanism. TOMBOW SH-1000TC Mechanical Pencil … $45.95. It doesn't seem to be in the Google cache or Wayback Machine. I could not resist buying this Pentel. This post is part of our celebrations for Mechanical Pencil Day, on 05/07 - the 5th of July, 2018. I know there is a 25cm Telescoping ruler pencil to do that wide grip few from. Google cache and some are disposable refill for a new one the web conversations open and accessible rescue the ’... 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