What is a lead holder? And a lead pointer?

Lead holders are sharpened by means of lead pointers. Here are four of my lead holders and 2 lead pointers. I never buy expensive lead pointers as they don’t stay sharp forever, and I sharpen my pencils before each use. I buy these little cheap ones 10 at a time and throw them away when they become dull.




Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

2 thoughts

  1. I love Cult Pens as well – have been buying from them for years and never had a bad experience. Their customer service is amazing! Just looked up the Hardmuth and it looks wonderful. Definitely going on my list! Why didn’t I know about these? I always use Koh-I-Noor lead so I really should have. Do you have a model name for the Faber-Castell? Looked for them but there are so many different kinds.

  2. I use both mechanical pencils and leadholders, in several lead sizes. I love the black lead on paper. I have one leadholder, which has an integrated pointer, however, my favourite is a Koh-I-Noor Hardmuth, which I have in several sizes. Another great idea is by Faber-Castell, which uses a wooden pencil, but has a cap with a clip to protect the nib. It has an integrated sharpener. I have several cheap plastic ones and a more expensive metal one. Cult Pans in U.K. stock them. I do not work for Cult pens, just a satisfied, if penurious, customer.

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