Vintage pencil review: National’s Fuse-Tex Test Scoring 7000

Not sure what I was expecting with this nice old National’s “Fuse-Tex” Test Scoring 7000 pencil but I was pleasantly surprised nonetheless.

So many older pencils I find have varying degrees of scratchiness but the Test Scoring 7000 model is super smooth and writes quite dark.

Almost feels like a No. 1 pencil.

Aesthetically, I love the white text on black barrel.

And the font used for “Fuse-Tex” is pretty cool, as well.

Wish I had a whole box of these very vintage pencils!

Published by Ben Gohs

Benjamin J. Gohs is a longtime journalist, novelist, and essayist who writes from Michigan, where he shares an apartment with one very patient woman and two spoiled dogs.

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