Sunday, December 04, 2011

Wish List

The Christmas holiday season is fast approaching for me, and a reader has suggested a "What pencil would you chose for Christmas' money no object competition? survey? thing?" Thats seemed like a worthwhile idea, so, if money and availability were no object, what mechanical pencil would you wish for?

Remember, availabilty is not a problem - you can wish for discontinued and vintage items. Just because money is no object, don't feel compelled to go all diamond encrusted solid gold on me, not that there's anything wrong with that, but maybe a 1930 plastic Eversharp would complete your collection, or that MP you had when you first started school?

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

rotring 600 0.5mm gold version original german edition

2 1/2p said...

Eversharp Coronet MP http://jonathanveley.com/images/stories/pencils/e/eversharp20a.jpg.Preferably in cobalt blue.

Anonymous said...

The smooth and beautiful Faber-Castell tk-matik.

http://image.blog.livedoor.jp/pen0608/imgs/c/d/cd042fe0.JPG

xkx said...

I'm trying to track down a Pilot Clicker pencil for my boyf, as he was gutted when his went missing after someone borrowed it years ago. As for me, I'm still trying to find my holy grail... and when I find it, I'm going to label it.

Xaltotun said...
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Xaltotun said...

(sorry for the deleted post above). I would want either a Faber Castell Alpha Matic in 0.5mm titanium (!), or an early Rotring 600 with knurled grip, in 0.5mm too; the one with retractable tip! A Faber Castell TK Matic in brushed silver finish would also rock my boat. If money was somehow the object, I would want, at minimum, an early Faber Castell TK-Fine.

Xaltotun said...

If we're talking more recent pencils, I'd want some of those yummy-but-now-discontinued black Ohto Promecha aluminum pencils. It's you know, "and then I woke up"!

Anonymous said...

The now discontinued Ticonderoga Sensematic with a .5mm lead. You can still buy a modified .7mm, though I liked the old yellow .7mm pencil better. I've never found another pencil that is truly automatic advance, and the erasers were the best, just traditional pencil erasers.

Bored_and_Agitated said...

mine isn't be too crazy, but I'd love a Rotring 800 .5mm

second pick would be a Pentel Accu Graph PG1505AD. I've been wanting one since I saw your review of it many moons ago.

Pilot Lover said...

I love dr. grips, especially the japanese ones. I would like the disc. furu furu mousse or the new playcolor

T.T.J. said...

I would love to have: Yard-O-Led Edwardian Collection - Silver Barley Pencil - I have one other Yard-O-Led and it is great for sketching.

Ed said...

A discontinued Pilot H-1094

Ed said...

I take that back, rather it's a Pilot H-1084

Daniel said...

Lamy 2000

For doing chemistry problem sets until I die.

Arnold.DeRoy said...

Caran d'Ache Ecridor Mayan pencil that was in my messenger bag when my car was broken into during the summer.

Was my 'got the best job ever' gift a few years back. Saving pennies to fund a replacement.

razide said...

A bespoke KuruToga Roulette 0.7mm if they were made them in 0.7 rather than 0.5mm.

Otherwise a Staedtler REG 925 85 - 0.7 mm

Anonymous said...

sterling silver version of 0.9 mm Cross century pencil - made in USA

probably available on eBay, etc.

OR sterling silver Parker Duofold pencil [the one produced probably in the last 15 years]

Bob S. in AZ [moved from Phoenix]

Derek said...

A .5 Koh-I-Noor Rapidomatic. 2nd pick would be a Pentel Mechanica.

kai said...

Definitely this one:

Faber-Castell TK 9400 50 Year Commemorative Edition

http://leadholder.com/lh-draft-fc-9400tk.html#tk9400-sterling

Wilfred said...

I would definitely go for a 0.5 mm Pentel Mechanica!

John the Monkey said...

A Parker Vacumatic pencil - I love that striped celluloid.

(And it should come in a set with a matching FP, of course :) )

Pencil me Inn said...

Ok seeing as I planted the seed for this thing in Daves tortured mind, I had better admit to desperately needing a Columna Sterling Silver Pencil by Ferrari da Varese, Its tip, together with pencil-lead, will retract and completely disappear into the pen body when the press-button is activated and the pen is simultaneously held upside-down. Its name comes from the unmistakable shape of supports for a Roman temple. Just please don't drop it down the chimminy Santa!

2nd_astronaut said...

My secret pencil wish I don't tell ;-), so I choose a Monteverde Invincia http://www.amazon.com/Monteverde-Invincia-Carbon-Pencil-MV40055/dp/B002IKK6GS/ref=sr_1_6?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1323210295&sr=1-6

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE LOOOOOOOVE to find a Rotring 300 0.9mm mechanical pencil in my stocking!! Oh how i have scoured the internet for one of these babies:( If anyone knows where i could find one please let me know...

Anonymous said...

Probably a Rotring 900 in .5mm. They look beautiful.

BicBoi

Anonymous said...

an additional Parker Duofold pencil with silver trip - best pencil I've ever owned - and I have hundreds. I previously lost one, I got a replacement, but now I'm worried about losing this one.

Satanas said...

I would go to a Montblanc 117p i.e. the Mozart Black and Platinum ...

Simon said...

I would love an original Steadler 780 2mm clutch pencil with the wooden body. This was the first proper mechanical pencil I ever owned.

Anonymous said...

@ multi-LOVE
look @ebay

250817242188

may be Russia's Andrey has some more

Anonymous said...

I like this one better than Porsche's Mikado 3130:
Caran D'Ache Varius Ivanhoe Steel 0.7mm Pencil:
http://tinyurl.com/c4xfk6n

tho gold plated version is ugly

kai said...

Mh, so nobody seems to like the Faber-Castell TK 9400 50 Year Commemorative Edition in Sterling Silver. Is anyone willing to sell his? :-)

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to have a Zebra M-605... new in the package. Maybe not the best pencil there is but its my favorite. I still have mine but I wish I had bought more before it was too late since its a little worn now. At least I still have it though, despite a recent close call; I was at the grocery store crossing off stuff on my shopping list when my husband called and I guess I can't hold a pencil and a phone at the same time because it went sailing, ever so elegantly (that pencil does everything elegantly), through the grate under the refrigerated desserts. Gravity. I was prepared to take all the pies out and disassemble the thing if that's what it would take but thank goodness I managed to avoid looking like a freak and eventually pulled it out with my pinkies.

Anonymous said...

" @ multi-LOVE
look @ebay

250817242188

may be Russia's Andrey has some more"

Thanks for the suggestion! Unfortunately he is all out :(

Jon Veley said...

One I don't have, don't even know exists yet, that has a really good story behind it!

Of those I know exist, the one that I've just not been able to find for years is an Eversharp Skyline in the Executive size, in brown.

Germ said...

pentel rex500 i think it is. capped excalibur 0.5mm.

2nd_astronaut said...
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Prof pi said...

There are two, no-contest choices: Faber Castell TK-matic; and the Pentel Technomatic, PN3015 which is as smooth or more so than the TK-matic.

Neill said...

A pristine NOS dark green Pentel Kerry 5.

Anonymous said...

First point on my wish list is that Dave continues this magic blog in 2012.
If not - I have to sell tons of pencils... because he is responsible that I started to collect.
rotrings first

If i had a second wish, I would choose a Graf of Faber Castell Pencil in Sterling Silver in 0.7mm.

-Arne
:)

Henrik said...

I agree with Arne: first on the list is that this blog goes on...Then I would go for a Montblanc Meisterst├╝ck Legrand pencil o.5 mm. :-)
regards Henrik

Comixunreal said...

Zebra Sharbo X in Khaki =)

Anonymous said...

Pentel P204 Sharp. The last one I need to complete the set.

Pentel GraphGear 1000 BK1015 and BK1017 pens to complete that set.

Staedtler 925 25-05/05 pen to complete that set.

Pentel PSD5.

Pentel Classic Deluxe 0.7

Lamy 2000 0.7

Pentel Original Quicker Clicker 0.7

Parker Jotter 0.7

Pilot Vanishing Point 0.7

Anonymous said...

Ooh, this is tough. An early Rotring 600, a Waterman Charleston (if they made the mp in yellow - I'm not sure) or something by Caran d'Ache (my favorite brand) are all possibilities.

But I'll take a 0.9 or 1.1 Lamy 2000 as my final choice. The fact that the 2000s aren't made in those lead sizes isn't going to stop me!

@Xaltotun - I think I've seen Andrey selling some of those black Promechas at ebay.

BrianL said...

Not sure but a few more Pentel Kerrys would be on the list; I have a 30+ year old and just got 2 more.

Then maybe a few more early H-1010 Pentel Shakers. I have 1 plus a H-515 and the ony Shaker left in the line I can see is a real come dawn.

Any All-Amerian Autopoint or 2-ended version. Used them, some more than 40+ years old until discovered by my son. Now, I have none and as they are still made, thinking about reordering. The Autopoint has a patented lead holder system that just can not be beat by any mechanical system using a sleeve, fixed orretractible. It is more a lead holder than mechanical pencil.