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.