Top 5 Pencils

  1. Palomino Blackwing Pearl – This is one of the first pencils I discovered, and I still love it as much now as I did when I first found it. I love the smooth and soft graphite, the beautiful look, the weight in my hand, all around, its my favorite.
  2. CWPE Blackwood Pencil – This is one of my most recent discoveries, and it very easily took a spot in my top 5. It is a beautiful pencil, with a super smooth graphite. I love this one specifically for extended writing, since it has such great point retention.
  3. Apsara Absolute Extra Strong – This beauty from India impresses me more and more each time I use it. It is one of the only pencils I have found so far that is dark, but also really firm. The graphite in this one is thicker than a normal pencil, and it practically unbreakable.
  4. Craft Design Technology HB – These are a favorite of not just me, but also my wife, so we always have them around. This one has such a simple design to it, and it writes really well and has a great eraser on it.
  5. General’s Cedar Pointe #1 – You cannot go wrong with this one! Great point retention and a smooth, dark line paired with the unfinished wood make this one a consistent go to in my day to day pencil use.