Thursday, December 31, 2009

KOH-I-NOOR office 0.5

Upon looking at this pencil, many would say: -Oh, another P205 clone.- and move along.
This pencil is not a clone. It seems to me that it is better then the P205. Newer versions of the P205 don't have the cleaning pin, this pencil does. Another complaint about the newer P205 is the ''ridge'' where the pencil's two halves join. This pencil has no ''ridge''. This is my everyday drawing pencil and it does the job good. Real good. The mechanism is a stiff one with a nice positive click when you advance the lead. The only problem is the non-retractable, sharp tip. I imagine you would get sharp (no pun intended) looks from your wife on the mystery hole in your new jeans pocket.
Pros-looks, mechanism, cleaning pin.
Cons-sharp tip.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Staedtler rasoplast

This is my everyday eraser, the STAEDTLER rasoplast eraser. It is available in 3 different sizes and as a multi-eraser - one side erases pen, other pencil. It erases quite well, but catches dirty marks upon erasing a soft pencil. Since i won't take bogus quality pictures with the web-camera and because my real camera is unreliable, I'll just have to say this is the best eraser I have ever used and cut the talk.
Pros-excellent erasing, variable sizes
Cons-dirty marks

Monday, December 28, 2009


Sorry for the long wait,I was busy. Today, I'm going to talk about the decline of fountain pens in everyday writing. Fountain pens were started for me when i got a Parker Jotter fountain pen, which I still use today with great pleasure. I really wonder why so many people use cheap, disposable ballpoint pens (I'm looking at you, BIC) which on the end toxicate some clean river or field. It seems to me that most people think of fountain pens as unreliable, leaking pens which make a mess wherever they are. Let me say this straight: fountain pens won't leak if you treat them respect, if you refill them with bottled ink they won't be unreliable and it's you making the mess, not the fountain pen. It seems to me that people have no respect to anything inanimated; no respect for objects, like a fountain pen or a mechanical watch. Nobody, except for those who understand that a fountain pen has to be cared for, will be able to write with one properly. This is not restricted to fountain pens, this is a plague everywhere. Lot of people have forgotten how to calculate in their head or on paper(I've seen that,too), and when they are asked, they say something along the lines of this:"Why do I need to calculate, when I have a calculator?"-. That's it for today, I'm exhausted. ~Electric pen

Sunday, December 13, 2009

List of items

Here's a list of my stuff:
Mechanical pencils-
-STAEDTLER graphite 777 0.5
-STAEDTLER graphite 779 0.5
-Rotring Tikky 0.5
-Pentel Metallic (gold) 1.3
-PILOT Super Grip 0.5
-TOZ Penkala 5063 0.5
-Pentel SS465 (Sterling Elite) 0.5
-KOH-I-NOOR office 0.5 x2
-Faber-Castell Grip Matic o.5
-TOZ Penkala Focus LX5 (5062) 0.5
-PILOT ''The Shaker'' 2020 0.5
-Rotring 600 0.7 (silver)
Clutch pencils-
-Rotring 300 2.0
Ballpoint pens-
-Ballograf Rondo+ (blue)
-STABILO Marathon-x2 (blue, black ink)
-PILOT Super Grip x2 (black, red ink)
-Pentel B460 (Sterling Elite) (black ink)
-Pentel BK437 (blue ink)
-Parker Jotter (blue ink)
Gel pens-
-Uni-ball Signo (silver metallic ink)
-BIC Pro Gel
-Pilot G2
Rollerball pens-
-Penac liquid ink roller x2 (blue ink)
-STABILO's move easy (blue ink)
Fountain pens-
-Parker Jotter M nib
-Parker Reflex M nib
-Pelikan Griffix
-Lamy Safari M nib
-Lamy Joy 1.5 calligraphy nib
-Senator Windsor
-Lamy Smile
-Toz Penkala Rexpen
-Pelikan (Pelikano AL?)
-Senator no-name
Needlepoint pens-
-Rotring Tikky Graphic 0.2 (black ink)
-Papermate Liquid Expresso (black ink)
This will be updated.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

STAEDTLER graphite 779

The graphite 779 is a fine writing m.p. It looks like a plastic tube with a few metal parts and a name. I don't like that look, but the black version looks much better. Almost immediately you notice the cartridge that sticks out. Underneath the cap is a small eraser which erases quite well.
The cartridge wobbles when erasing, which is not very good for use in the long run. The grip is not good. My fingers hurt after some writing, though it may not be the same for somebody with larger fingers. The pocket clip is excellent and sturdy, with a good spring.
Specs:Length:147 mm retracted; 149 mm extended
Good stuff:eraser, pocket clip, printing
Bad stuff:wobbling, cartridge sticking out, grip

Hello, ciao or whatever you say for a simple hi. I'm Electric pen and ti's my blog. Here you will see a lot of stuff:pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners... (even a quill might pay a visit.)
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