Sunday, 16 May 2010

Post a Stub: Mitsubishi 9000 and Mirado Black Warrior

New kid on the blog. Another pencil enthusiast comes to join the ranks of graphite lovers and bloggers. He signs as Black Sal, the 18th-century smuggler of the finest and purest graphite of the Cumbrian mines. The author of the new blog Pencil Points is as passionate about "wad" as Black Sal was but unlike him he shall share his treasure with his readers for free.

Black Sal contributions to Palimpsest's Post a Stub come from two different parts of the world, Tokyo and New York:

What better way of launching my own pencil blog, than sending a stub to Palimpsest, one of the fine blogs that has inspired me.
Here's the contents of my desk: a Mitsubishi 9000, purchased in Tokyo, and a Mirado Black Warrior, purchased in New York. Both pencils about 7 or 8 years old, both well used, but unequally favoured: while the Black Warrior is a familiar and trusted workhorse, the Mitsubishi is perhaps my favourite ever pencil. Why? Simply for the text on the reverse MADE BY ELABORATE PROCESS. It makes me smile every time I use it.

Palimpsest is looking forward to reading about many more pencils at Black Sal's lair at Pencil Points.

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