Photo 365 #93

Alas, poor pencil, you’ve served me well:


I’ve had this pencil for at least a decade (perhaps slightly longer).  I’ve written more stories with it than I can count, and a fair few books, too.  Sadly, it cannot be replaced – while they still make this particular model, the grip is no longer smooth, but patterned, and it irritates my fingers after a while.  Luckily, I’ve got a backup, but one day it, too, will go the way of its brother, and then I’ll be forced to replace it with the patterned grip pencil that I don’t like.

Of course, the patterned grip is still better than the dozens of other mechanical pencil styles available.

Rest in peace, oh pencil mine.  You’ve earned it.

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2 thoughts on “Photo 365 #93

    • Kay Kauffman says:

      I’m glad they still make the Pentel Quicker Clicker, but I wish the barrel grip was smooth instead of patterned. Oh, well – at least they still make them. I’ve never seen another mechanical pencil that has the lead advance on the side of the barrel, and it makes writing so much faster than having to push down the top of the pencil. Plus, you can change out the eraser more easily on this particular model than on a lot of others I’ve tried. If they ever stop making this pencil, I’ll cry (and probably cuss and scream and yell).

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