What #2 Pencil Should I use?

What is your favorite #2 pencil?

Ticonderoga (original)
111
32%
Black Ticonderoga
131
38%
Tri-conderoga
22
6%
Blackwing 602
15
4%
Black Mirado Warrior
35
10%
Palomino's Golden Bear
2
1%
General's Semi-Hex
5
1%
Palomino HB
13
4%
Other (post ITT what it is)
13
4%
 
Total votes: 347

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:45 am

JenDarby wrote:
armedwithamind wrote:you guys are seriously neurotic, you'll make perfect t14 law students

At least they can continue to have no friends. There's something to be said about consistency.



no friend is worth befriending pre-LSAT score 170+

the best friends you will get will be post-LSAT score 170+

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby CR2012 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:18 am

Dr. Dre wrote:
CR2012 wrote:I will be adding my pencil bona fides to my TLS profile. I invite the dames and gentry from this thread to do the same, so to stand in solidarity and enlighten all those who view our profiles.



Where'd you get them Oxford pencils? Are they circular in shape?


Dre. MD,

They are hexagonal. I bought them in a stationary store in northern Europe.

I believe the core is dragonheartstring, but I could be mistaken. I took one out of the book to write with before I bought them and could feel that they were the "write" ones for me. The pencil chooses the writer, if you ask me.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:51 pm

CR2012 wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:
CR2012 wrote:I will be adding my pencil bona fides to my TLS profile. I invite the dames and gentry from this thread to do the same, so to stand in solidarity and enlighten all those who view our profiles.



Where'd you get them Oxford pencils? Are they circular in shape?


Dre. MD,

They are hexagonal. I bought them in a stationary store in northern Europe.

I believe the core is dragonheartstring, but I could be mistaken. I took one out of the book to write with before I bought them and could feel that they were the "write" ones for me. The pencil chooses the writer, if you ask me.


I couldn't agree more,

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:05 pm

Bought this a couple days ago: --LinkRemoved--

Seemed like a good deal, and a good way to check out some of the best pencils on the market. Will post my thoughts on the included #2 pencils.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:39 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Bought this a couple days ago: --LinkRemoved--

Seemed like a good deal, and a good way to check out some of the best pencils on the market. Will post my thoughts on the included #2 pencils.


That looks like an excellent purchase!!

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:42 pm

deputydog wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Bought this a couple days ago: --LinkRemoved--

Seemed like a good deal, and a good way to check out some of the best pencils on the market. Will post my thoughts on the included #2 pencils.


That looks like an excellent purchase!!



Yeah I was about to buy these, really good deal. But shipping is a bitch so decided not to. Post a review though, may change my mind.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:42 pm

deputydog wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Bought this a couple days ago: --LinkRemoved--

Seemed like a good deal, and a good way to check out some of the best pencils on the market. Will post my thoughts on the included #2 pencils.


That looks like an excellent purchase!!



I agree with deputydog. I think you got a really great deal. Now you can canvass the strengths and weaknesses of each pencil, and purchase the one you like in 12 or 24 pack.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:32 pm

that's a solid mix. i want to try those eraser-tipped HB premium pencils. good japanese HBs usually don't have an eraser

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:43 pm

CardozoLaw09 wrote:
deputydog wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Bought this a couple days ago: --LinkRemoved--

Seemed like a good deal, and a good way to check out some of the best pencils on the market. Will post my thoughts on the included #2 pencils.


That looks like an excellent purchase!!



Yeah I was about to buy these, really good deal. But shipping is a bitch so decided not to. Post a review though, may change my mind.


I ordered it with just the $2 postal shipping, so it only came out to $10 total. I figured two months will be more than enough time for them to arrive and potentially fall in love with one. Will definitely let you know what I think!

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:13 am

I just scored a 175 with only a tri-write. Perhaps it is time that this thread reevaluates the efficacy of the tri-write. It held it's point surprisingly well.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:18 am

deputydog wrote:I just scored a 175 with only a tri-write. Perhaps it is time that this thread reevaluates the efficacy of the tri-write. It held it's point surprisingly well.



intriguing result. Was that your first 175?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:20 am

deputydog wrote:I just scored a 175 with only a tri-write. Perhaps it is time that this thread reevaluates the efficacy of the tri-write. It held it's point surprisingly well.


Nah I'm not feeling the tri writes. I've given em a shot but they haven't won me over. I ordered the collection pack with the 602 Blackwing's -- those should be legit.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:18 am

Dr. Dre wrote:
deputydog wrote:I just scored a 175 with only a tri-write. Perhaps it is time that this thread reevaluates the efficacy of the tri-write. It held it's point surprisingly well.



intriguing result. Was that your first 175?


It wasn't, nor was it my PR. But it is a surprising result nonetheless.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:36 am

deputydog wrote:I just scored a 175 with only a tri-write. Perhaps it is time that this thread reevaluates the efficacy of the tri-write. It held it's point surprisingly well.


I'm a big fan of the tri-writes. With the way with people talk about the Ticonderogas, I'm starting to get pretty excited for my tri-conderogas to arrive in the mail. Unless the Black Warrior really impresses me, I'll be taking June with a tri-write, either Pentech or Tri-conderoga.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:02 am

SteelPenguin wrote:
deputydog wrote:I just scored a 175 with only a tri-write. Perhaps it is time that this thread reevaluates the efficacy of the tri-write. It held it's point surprisingly well.


I'm a big fan of the tri-writes. With the way with people talk about the Ticonderogas, I'm starting to get pretty excited for my tri-conderogas to arrive in the mail. Unless the Black Warrior really impresses me, I'll be taking June with a tri-write, either Pentech or Tri-conderoga.



can you poast a picture of the infamous pentech

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:44 am

Dr. Dre wrote:can you poast a picture of the infamous pentech


Here's the amazon product page:

http://www.amazon.com/Pentech-Triangle- ... 00TUW9RI/2

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Power Clean » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:48 pm

Just ordered some tri-conderogas and black warriors to try.

Has anyone used a #2 Faber Castell pencil? German engineering...

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby mlansky » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:23 pm

Power Clean wrote:Just ordered some tri-conderogas and black warriors to try.

Has anyone used a #2 Faber Castell pencil? German engineering...


I used to use them for drawing and shit... iirc they were pretty great, and the grips on the side were badass, but no eraser = not an option for me...

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:31 pm

a pencil without an attached eraser is a total turn off for me

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:05 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:No, i am not applying to uc irvine law. I will never apply to that toilet of a law school. I talk about it here only to smack sense into people considering going there.


I'm not sure why, but seeing you comment about Irvine has become one of my favorite parts about TLS.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby haus » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:29 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:a pencil without an attached eraser is a total turn off for me

Personally, I would rather have a really good pencil and a really good eraser seperatly vice a combined ok pencil and ok eraser combined.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:15 pm

the ticonderoga brand is owning all the other brands

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:39 am

haus wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:a pencil without an attached eraser is a total turn off for me

Personally, I would rather have a really good pencil and a really good eraser seperatly vice a combined ok pencil and ok eraser combined.


But you can have a good pencil and a good eraser. What if the separate eraser falls off the table, or you instinctively start using your pencil, only to smudge the ink?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:14 am

haus wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:a pencil without an attached eraser is a total turn off for me

Personally, I would rather have a really good pencil and a really good eraser seperatly vice a combined ok pencil and ok eraser combined.

To each his own. Personally, I'd be pretty uncomfortable without having one there, even though I have my own eraser.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby mlansky » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:24 am

SteelPenguin wrote:
haus wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:a pencil without an attached eraser is a total turn off for me

Personally, I would rather have a really good pencil and a really good eraser seperatly vice a combined ok pencil and ok eraser combined.


But you can have a good pencil and a good eraser. What if the separate eraser falls off the table, or you instinctively start using your pencil, only to smudge the ink?


Not sure which side of the "attached eraser or not" debate this helps, but I'm gonna get me some of these and then take some Faber Castells for a spin on my next PT... http://amzn.com/B007KVKZN4




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