Daiso Golden Sword Pencil Review

Daiso Golden Sword Pencil Review

These Golden Sword pencils come from Daiso, a chain of Japanese stores that are almost like dollar stores, but with better stuff. They have about 60 stores in the US, spread between California, Washington, and Texas. While anyone in these cities can stumble upon these pencils, the majority of us are at the mercy of a friend or purchase mule to help us out. Japanese pencils are great and in my humble opinion, the best in the world. But the question I asked myself while reviewing these pencils is "Are these pencils good because they're GOOD or because they weren't easy to get?”

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In Pictures: Midori MD Pencil

Available from CW Pencils, $11 for 6.

General's Cedar Pointe Pencil Review

General's Cedar Pointe Pencil Review

There comes a time when you have to eat your words. For me, that moment came with the General's Cedar Pointe. I always loved the design of the pencil, but felt that there wasn't much difference between the #1 and #2 and that both were too hard. I'd also determined that I didn't like some other General's products based on that assertion.

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Kirin Woody Pal Eddy Pencil Review

Kirin Woody Pal Eddy Pencil Review

Japanese pencil company Kirin is a manufacturer of a lot of specialty pencils, particularly colored pencils and small batch novelty pencils. According to their website, they also make bespoke pencils in small numbers as gifts. One of their lines, the Woody Pal, has a few different pencils in it, colored pencils, rainbow pencils, and thick triangular graphite pencils, just to name a few things.

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