Spring is officially here, and with that comes that start of my favorite sport: baseball. Teams are finishing up spring training, getting ready to compete on an almost daily basis for the next 5 months. It's a time where each team starts on the same level, and from here, anything can happen. Well, apparently it's the same in the pencil world, because a thing that almost never happens just happened: CW Pencils got General's Pencil Co. to make a special pencil just for them.Read More
2017 flew by, and I'm glad, because it was kind of a sucky year for nearly everyone involved. But, ultimately, it was a good year for Lead Fast. The site grew faster and bigger than I expected. I launched a shop with some stickers to help fund it, and the response was beyond what I expected...thanks to you! I couldn't have built the site without the help of some cool people in this community.Read More
Caution, spoilers within!
In collaboration with CW Pencil Enterprise, Story Supply Co. released the Pencil Pusher pocket notebooks earlier this year. I've had my set for a while, but just got around to using them. Long story short, they're really great, but have one weird thing that perplexes me that I'll get to later.Read More
The Richard Best Company is widely remembered for their Try-Rex pencils and the shape that they patented. Depending on who you ask, it's either an elongated hex or a chamfered triangle. I see it as a triangle shape on the standard width pencils, but on the jumbo I see more of the hex shape.Read More