Vintage pencil review: Eagle Reliable vs. Eagle Scholastic

I rarely shut up about Eagle pencils, and I’ve probably told everyone I’ve ever met that the Eagle Reliable 305 No.1 is my favorite pencil of all time. Wonder of wonders, late last week, I got a shipment of vintage colored pencils which included a batch of Eagle Scholastic 230 No. 2 and Eagle ReliableContinue reading “Vintage pencil review: Eagle Reliable vs. Eagle Scholastic”

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, IContinue reading “Vintage pencil review: National’s Fuse-Tex Test Scoring 7000”