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Blackfeet pencils on wooden box

Remembering the Blackfeet Indian Writing Company

This small but inspired pencil brand had a big impact on its native American tribe.

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Futura by Richard Best Pencil Co.

Falling in Love with Futura

The Richard Best Futura has captured the heart of pencil fans worldwide.

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World War 2 scrap metal drive

Paper or plastic? The brief and fascinating history of WWII-era pencil ferrules

World War II changed everything — including how pencils were made in North America.

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Lifes a beach

Top 10 of the year

It’s been a big year for Brand Name Pencils! Here are my most memorable moments of 2021.

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Blackwing Volumes Adjustable Eraser Pencils

Who’s No.1? Here’s Every Blackwing Volumes Pencil Ranked By Rarity

A new, limited edition pencil is released every 3 months. But some of the older Volumes are downright impossible to find today.

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Blackwing Volumes Pencil Sets

Save up to 30% with Blackwing Volumes value packs

Stock up and save on rare and collectible Blackwing Volumes edition pencils that are no longer in production. Long gone, in fact!

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Vintage German Pencils

The Unmatched Legacy of German Pencil Manufacturing

Introducing three new stickers to celebrate the rich history of German-made pencils

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Mitsubishi, Tombow, Colleen Japanese pencils

A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Pencils

A brief history of manufacturing, and what makes Japanese pencils special

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