And so has our first post!
I'm a bit jealous that Dan got to open the Volumes subscription, sharpen up one of these to use, and I couldn't be there to try one at the same time.
I'm eager to try one out. They have a new core that is extra-firm graphite "great for extended writing".
Dan confirms it smudges less than the others. That's a bonus in a household with two left-handed writers.
Thanks to the input of Thomas Steinbeck, John Steinbeck's son, we have a rather stealth looking pencil to learn the in's-and-out's of, with a new Blackwing core to tool around with. Nice.
Here are a few pics of the 4 Volumes pencils: 725, 211, 1138, 24, and the 602.
Guess which ones are the favorites so far? 😉
And, below, ferrules and points.
What was in that first picture?:
Blackwing 24 - http://blackwing602.com/volumes-blackwing-vol-24/
Blackwings 725, 211, 1138 - http://blackwing602.com/product/archive/
Caran d' Ache Black Wood (not exactly visible in the darkest spot at the top of the pic) - http://cwpencils.com/collections/caran-dache/products/black-wood-jumbo-pencil
Field Notes Steno Pad - http://fieldnotesbrand.com/shop/steno/
Kum Masterpiece Sharpener - http://cwpencils.com/search?type=product&q=Kum+Masterpiece
Tombow Mono 100 HB - http://cwpencils.com/products/tombow-mono-100-hb