What makes a pencil good or bad? – Introduction

One thing that I am commonly asked, if not outright at least in an inference, is, “What makes the pencils you use any different than the ones I can buy at Staples?” Basically, “What makes your pencil better than mine?” This is a great question! While many things about pencil use is subjective, there are some objective qualities that are mutually agreed upon by many about what makes a pencil either good or bad, which is why I am beginning this new series!

On Monday’s I will post new pencil reviews when they are ready, and then on Thursdays, I will begin a new 4 part series talking about different aspects about what makes a pencil good or bad. In this series I will talk about:

  • Graphite cores (grades and centering)
  • Wood quality
  • Eraser quality
  • Pencil design

I’m writing this for people who are new to pencils, but also for people who are already in and are wanting to a go a bit deeper in their pencil knowledge.

 

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