Pencil Review: Uni 3-Color Erasable Mechanical Pencil

Pencil Review: Uni 3-Color Erasable Mechanical Pencil

In a recent JetPens shipment, I purchased the Uni Color 3 Erasable Multi Mechanical Pencil  0.5 mm in Pure White ($8.25) which is a 3-color multi-pencil. While I suspect you could “build your own” multi-color multi-pencil by purchasing several pencil inserts for a multi-pen, this is a simpler and probably less expensive route for carrying…

Eye Candy: Perpetua Pencil Starbucks Reserve Milan Italy Pencil

Eye Candy: Perpetua Pencil Starbucks Reserve Milan Italy Pencil

Since listening to a certain monumental 500th episode back in February and watching many friends return to in-person pen shows I’ve been reflecting on the state of my stationery collection. I’ve shared a lot online about my favorite and most-used items over the years, but less about my most meaningful items. So today I’m sharing…

Colored Pencil Review: Uni EMOTT Color Mechanical Pencils

Colored Pencil Review: Uni EMOTT Color Mechanical Pencils

Review by Tina Koyama Whenever I see colored leads for mechanical pencils, I have a two-fold reaction: The first is to feel tingly with anticipation as I always do about any colored pencil I haven’t (yet) tried. This feeling is almost immediately followed by skepticism, which is an annoying but realistic buzz-kill. I’ve tried many…

Pencil Cap Review: Blackwing Point Guard

Pencil Cap Review: Blackwing Point Guard

Review by Tina Koyama In addition to high-end, limited-edition, collectible pencils, Blackwing makes a few unique pencil accessories, including the Blackwing Point Guard ($10 each). Available in matte black, gold, silver, and a set of one of each color, the point guard is made in Taiwan of lightweight, machined aluminum. I chose matte black to…

Pencil Review: Zebra Zensations Mechanical Colored Pencils (set of 12 + 2 bonus)

I visited Wonder Fair in Lawrence, KS this weekend and was delighted to find the new Zebra Zensations 2mm mechanical colored pencils. Wonder Fair stocks the set of 12 ($11.76) as well as individual pencils ($0.90 each). The cost for these softly-rounded triangular, plastic, click-advance colored pencils was too good to pass up. I know…

Multi Pen Review: Multi Madness, Part 1

Review by Tina Koyama Ana is not the only one who has a thing for multi pens! I’ve acquired more than my share over the years. For this review, I picked out a few with unique or noteworthy features: The Pilot Hi-Tec C Coleto 1000 ($13.50 for body; $4.50 for eraser component; $3 for graphite…