I have never been one for pencil but over the last year I am a convert. I tend to hate making mistakes and having to cross things out, I don’t like Tippex, and when my schedule gets overcrowded and things keep changing, pencil is the only thing that saves me.
I am left handed which means that my left hand rubs over soft lead or wet fountain pen ink so I use harder 2H lead in 2mm size. I use it in most places – my notebook, my lists, my diary.
For about two years I have been using my 1899 Edwardian Commemorative Pencil. It is well over 100 years old but works perfectly and is nice and compact. The thing I like most about it is that it has a cover. Most pencils have pointy ends which dig into things. I hate that.
At the moment though I am using Parafernalia Linea 2mm pencils which are really nice. The lead is easy to load and remove, it retracts to give a nice blunt end so that it does not poke holes into things in my bag or pencil case. I also use a lead pointer to sharpen the ends and a Japanese eraser from Nanami Paper. I generally buy all my pens and pencils from Cult Pens because their service is brilliant and so fast. Two days from the UK to Sweden!