musgrave pencil review

at a university bookstore, which write as well or better than Chinese Ticonderogas (and vintage Mongols, for that matter). An added bonus is that the eraser? I agree with Pablo, the Bugle is good looking, plus It’s round which is pretty uncommon these days. Writing instruments are still made there, and they have a Sharpie factory. Lover of all things analog. I immediately sharpened 4 of them. It’s been a long time since we’ve featured a plain-old-fashioned pencil review. I find it a bit too soft for writing too but I love the ‘Americana’ of it (I can imagine Steve Earl jotting lyrics with one!).

Anyway, I think these are awesome, everyone should think about getting a package or two. Reviews and articles about pencils, pens, and pocket notebooks, with the occasional vinyl record or film photography post thrown in.

This page works best with JavaScript. Our first was published just over a decade ago, and tonight’s pencil boasts similar Woodgrain Goodness.We are checking out the Musgrave Bugle.. I am a sucker for Wood On Display (WOD) in pencils. But for me, the jewel in Shelbyville's crown is the Musgrave Pencil Company.

The words "Shelbyville, Tenn., U.S.A." bring back a lot of memories of grade school. That Musgrave went with a usable eraser (though I rarely use the erasers on my pencils) is an added bonus. Collecting pencils has been a hobby of mine since I was a child. One of the remaining pencil manufacturers left in the US, Musgrave continues to make pencils like they used to.

There are a few off center cores, only one or two of mine were badly off center. Buried in a drawer were a number of old pencils. There’s printing on just one side, clearly demonstrating the pencil’s purpose in life. Sure they need to work on core centered-ness, but I for.

They offer it in a simple tan cardstock in a set of 4 for $3. I finished a picture book/essay about Hemingway today, and I found the aesthetic of this pencil suits a Papa Frame of Mind also. There are few things that are quite like a well-printed pencil box. 123 talking about this. But it was the first time that i realized there could be a town with the same name in a different state. Few people ever have the chance to find out about them. The pencil is finished very simply with a thin layer of silver paint. I bought a few of these on each of my three visits to CW Pencil Enterprise this past spring, and I gave away all but three. Their lacquer and imprinting won't win any awards, but I love the core and that there is actual difference between the grades. Again this review is brought to you by supporters and readers of this blog who have headed to my Ko-Fi page and supported me one or two coffees at a time. I went into this review thinking this would be something like the Blackwing, but really it’s in a category all its own, at least as far as my experience goes. I’m not sure why Musgrave and General’s don’t publicize their products more or make them more widely available. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.

They’re just slightly oversized @ ~8.3mm, very comfortable in the hand, leave a nice dark classic graphite line and don’t wear too fast (last longer than the Test Scoring 100). Their new debate set of pencils are in a similar sleeve but one that has been printed with red, white, and blue. Wait, it would be. I might have a difficult time explaining why, but I love this pencil. This isn’t the best pencil for writing with but then it’s not meant to be. Check out Johnny’s review here and Anna’s here and Deon’s here. This upgrade included an upgraded website, and web presence in general. News & Reviews of Pencils, Pens, Paper, and other stationery items. : yes. The eraser is a dark pink that borders on light red. Mediocre eraser. They offer it in a simple tan cardstock in a set of 4 for $3. I immediately sharpened 4 of them. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. At $9 a dozen they aren’t cheap but they aren’t $30 a box either. Thanks for the review! Required fields are marked *. Your email address will not be published. I was working through some my mother-in-law’s old things we inherited after she passed away. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon.

So, searching for a suitable replacement I discovered the Musgrave Bugle which has nearly the same feel as the 220. But Musgrave’s generally terrible packaging makes me believe otherwise. I especially wanted to love the Tot, because it has a very nice feel in hand, but the lead feels like I'm writing with a nail. Leave a reply. I’d say this is a good multi use pencil, you can get some decent gradation out of it and as such wouldn’t need to carry a full pencil case for writing or sketching. Learn how your comment data is processed. These are the best pencils I have ever used in my life. kofiwidget2.init('Buy Me a Coffee', '#471e18', 'I3I26NYP');kofiwidget2.draw(); everyone should think about getting a package or two. One of these is the Tennessee Red. The packaging for the Tennessee Red is lovely. Thank you so much! Darkness remains in the grey area, rather than a shade of black. Bonded lead. My favorites out of the sampler were the News 600 and Test Scoring pencils, which are both dark and smooth. It is not heavy, but feels big.

They are a step up from a Ticonderoga, in my opinion, and a good pencil for the classroom. While I might have just been using a particularly well-stamped individual pencil lately, the printing stays put, unlike the Disappearing Stamp on the Bugle’s Ugly Cousin. The Eagle, Musgrave, Calendar, Koh-i-noor and Badger were the best performers here. The eraser is quite hard, quite crumbly and not quite useless. The red imprint paired with the gold ferule and white eraser with that luscious pink tan wood is pencil perfection. […] Image Courtesy of: Johnny Gamber @ Pencil Revolution […]. If you are a pencil gifter, this is a great way to give 3 pencils to a friend. However, it’s a pretty close match to the Harvest. At $2.25/doz these are great “user” pencils, for writing or the shop. They might brighten your morning. The "Musgrave Pencil Co." font is different on the #2, extended where the #1 is condensed, and the Ceres wordmark is more curvy on the #1. Alt. I wish they were raw wood, but I can’t win every time. Arrived very quickly. Sold out? The silky smooth graphite cased in fragrant cedar brings back pleasant childhood memories of back to school shopping and school. I wouldn't personally write for long stretches with it because of the full hex. Thanks for the review! I’ll try to remember to check again later. Eraser? The writing quality, the slightly wider gauge, and the noticeably pleasant cedar scent are combined to make a quality product. (And thank you for the bonus pencils...I'll definitely share some with friends and coworkers so they too can see the quality difference), Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2020, Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2019. The Musgrave Test Scoring 100 is a budget wooden pencil in a distinctive silver finish.

With my long point sharpeners it’s perfect. Interesting to come across this review 4 1/2 years later. I bought a few of these on each of my three visits to CW Pencil Enterprise this past spring, and I gave away all but three. The words "Shelbyville, Tenn., U.S.A." bring back a lot of memories of grade school. The closest thing I can think to compare the Musgrave News to is a 6B drawing pencil, and has all of the obvious pros and cons: it’s super dark, it’s smooth as hell, it smears endlessly and the point goes blunt the instant it touches the paper. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, See all details for Musgrave Pencil Variety Pack, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. At its most basic it is a folded up sheet of printed cardstock that holds 2 or 3 pencils. Point retention is a stand-out in this pencil, as a few weeks of casual use has only required 4 or 5 minor sharpening jobs on this pencil. Musgrave recently went through an upgrade to their web presence and added a few new pencils to their line up. It’s a neat tidy package.

I was able to tame some of its wild tendencies by doing what artists do and sharpening softer pencils to a shorter point. Review: Musgrave Pencil Sleeve. Word.

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A little like a school bus. The shape that contains the grading is bigger on the #2, going edge-to-edge on the hex side. It doesn’t really get more complicated than that. Our first was published just over a decade ago, I bought a few of these on each of my three visits to CW Pencil Enterprise this past spring. Shop our customized pencils for bulk orders made in the USA. I did a smudge test using a cotton swab with all of them. It is sad that such great pencils never make it to mainstream office supply stores. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

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