Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Alvin Draftmatic 0.3 Mechanical Pencil
I have said it before, man cannot live on pens alone. In my world, there is nothing wrong with a good pencil. Good inks make you appreciate good pens and good pencils make you appreciate....I have no idea where I was going with that one- so if you make something intersting up feel free to let me know.
Some people love the fat pencils, give them a .9 and they are happy. Me? I am on the other end of the spectrum. I can write with a .5 but I prefer the .3 lead. Don't even think of trying to click more than once with this thing with cheap paper. You are talking Swiss cheese. .3's take a little sophistication.
I know technically this is a drafting pencil but I appreciate the weight and feel of this pen as a writer. The body is plastic but there is enough heft in the front to keep you happy. I don't think I ever touched the eraser, I usually keep one or two on my desk for that. You can buy these at most art stores for around 8-10 bucks and they are worth it.