DOMS has been one of my favorite pencil brands since I discovered them a few years back. They're owned by F.I.L.A., who owns Ticonderoga, Lyra, Prang, and a whole host of other stationery brands. To me, they beat out the Hindustan brands Nataraj and Apsara in manufacturing quality and general performance.Read More
Buying Indian pencils online in the USA has always been a bit of a shot in the dark. You often don't know if you're getting the right thing, or how they're going to be packaged, or if they've described them properly on Amazon or eBay. I've had a lot of luck, but I've also had an issue or two. Dealing with sellers on Amazon or eBay is just a necessary evil if you want a selection of Indian pencils beyond what CW carries.
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The DOMS X-1 pencil is the one that initially led me down the DOMS path. My first experience was one I got in a swap box, and before I even saw which brand it was or that it was made in India, I was drawn to the color. The pencil was beautiful! I was super happy to find out later that it was also an amazing pencil, well-made and smooth writing.Read More
I like when companies put out the same pencil in completely different ways. One for business, one for fun. The regular Zoom is gorgeous and minimal, and if I'm being honest, looks like a glossy version of the Baron Fig Archer. I've been using it next to my Confidant at work for the past few days and they fit perfectly together.Read More
Neon colors are not really my thing. I like my retro colors to be more 70's (the browns! the mustards!) and I like my fonts to be a little more in the classic san-serif style. So with the color and imprint, this DOMS Neon is 0-for-2 just starting out.Read More
Wow. I love this thing, and I did NOT expect to. Just on looks alone, I thought it might be a fun pencil to have, but not one I'd use very often. There are 3 colors: 4 silver, 4 gold, and 2 bronze make up the 10-pack.Read More