Tuesday, August 26, 2008
A while ago I wrote about the Penol expedition that made its way halfway around the world and into my letterbox. Well, a follow up arrived a while ago.Shiploads of Viking Skjoldungen 400’s, numbers 1 through to 4. Not sure why these Vikings would use the (American) number system in the (European) HB system heartland.
Lots of information on the box.Treesort high quality wood.
Also the Viking Bylanter 029 yellow number 2 office pencil.
Made from cedar trees. Phew, here’s a big one. So heavy you just about need the strength of Thor to lift it. Penol PL56 eraser. At 27 x 14 and 72mm long it’s a bit of a jumbo, nearly twice the size of Staedtler Mars Plastic 526 50, and it weighs a ton. Well 48 grams to be slightly more accurate. I had to put my nice new digital cailpers to some use so a quick bit of measurement and calculation tells me Penol PL56 is over 20% more dense than Mars Plastic. Heavy stuff. The texture makes it feel like there are plenty of fillers or additives in the compound.