Monday, January 07, 2019

Return Quantech

Summer and blog holiday is over. Back to reality.

I hope you all have had a good start to 2019, and that it will be a good year for us all.

So, just a few bits and pieces to kick off 2019 with.

If you are looking for something new(ish) to read you might want to check out Pen Museum blog. It's a good read.

My best holiday photo. Took it with my phone camera so it turned out pretty good. An oi was just sitting there on the track, ignoring us humans... hopefully no one ate him.


I used to buy a holiday pencil every holiday, but haven't done so for quite a while. I think I should start again, so here's the last holiday mechanical pencil I purchased. The BIC Quantech. I got it a few years ago, whilst visiting the Continent of Kangaroos.
BIC Quantech #2 0.7mm mechanical pencil
Kangaroo?
BIC might be mostly known for economical and lower value office supplies, so in their range the Quantech is a premium offer. Its not bad. Silver metallic look good quality plastic body with chrome metal pocket clip and metal grip.

I really quite like the metal grip. It is a criss-cross pattern, like a light knurling. It always seems to catch the light.
bic quantech pencil grip
It doesn't work quite as well as it looks
3mm retractable lead sleeve, 0.7mm lead, push top ratchet mechanism, small eraser with clear cover. Made in China. That's all standard stuff,  but BIC really have done a good job on the visual styling of this mechanical pencil.
bic quantech mechanical pencil eraser
I'm not sure of the Qunatech's current status. It might be discontinued.

2 comments:

Stefano said...

Welcome back, Dave.
I wish you a wonderful 2019!
And of course: happy pencilful year to all! :)

This is the first time I see a Bic mechanical pencil with metal grip. It gives me the impression of an economic pencil (potentially), with a fairly elegant appearance. Not bad at all!

Kiwi-d said...

Yes, economical elegance sums it up