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Further Cross-Ferrulizing

The Mongol 481 is an un-tipped pencil at birth but is here fitted with a clamp eraser, much like a Van Dyke. The Blackwing has a 1930s-era ferrule from an Eberhard Faber copying pencil. Those lengthy ferrules, once made of ivory, then bone, … Continue reading

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Eberhard Faber Contak 440

I became interested in this pencil after reading that it compared favorably to the Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602. The text on one eBay auction even went so far as to say that the lead formulations are the same, except that … Continue reading

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