Tuesday, September 30, 2014
This is the venerable and excellent Ticonderoga pencil. It is great and readily available everywhere. This is the one you think of when the word Pencil enters your mind.
I love that it is available in a range of hardnesses.
1 / B - (extra soft / black)
2 / HB - (soft / hard black)
2.5 / F - (medium / fine)
3 / HF - (hard / fine)
4 / 2H - (extra hard)
Number 2 is what you can get everywhere and perhaps it is acceptable to some. I prefer a darker line and I get that with a Number 1/B.
This is a pretty great pencil and I recommend it wholeheartedly.