A new pencil blog, and an amazing offer

It’s been a while since I’ve checked in, so I thought I’d share a few things with you. I promise, some original content will be coming soon.

New Pencil Blog, Pencil Reviewer
This guy is awesome. He’s a long-time blogger, and a long-time pencil fan, but, according to his About page, only recently did he combine those two. He already has a couple of reviews up, including the Palomino Blackwing and some Koh-i-Noor Mephisto pencils with awesome typography on the barrel. And just today he posted a great list, 10 Things Pencils have in Common with Cigars.

Go check out the blog, here.

Special offer from Staedtler for PencilTalk.org readers
I am most definitely a Pencil Talk reader, so I was thrilled to see this. Staedtler is giving away 175 kits to build your own historic pencil, to celebrate their 175th anniversary, and they’re giving them to PencilTalk readers! Go over there and learn how to request your own.

When I was recalling my favorite Staedtler line (have I written about them for this blog? I don’t think so…), I recall the Noris, a beautiful yellow-and-black lacquered pencil with an apple-red tip. This is a clip from a show called How It’s Made, about how those Noris pencils are made, from cedar slat to finished pencil. I’ve watched it on YouTube no less than 20 times. Check it out for yourself: