Camlin Supreme HD Pencil Review

Camlin Supreme HD Pencil Review

One of my favorite pencils from the Curios Sampler Box was not from DOMS, Nataraj, or Apsara, but from a company named Camlin. There were quite a few pencils in there, but the one I liked the most was the Camlin Supreme HD. Camlin has been around for a long time, but since 2011 has merged with Kokuyo, the Japanese stationery company, to form the Kokuyo-Camlin company. Kokuyo was familiar, most known to me from their Campus brand of paper.

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Apsara Gold & Regal Gold Pencil Review

Apsara Gold & Regal Gold Pencil Review

Apsara makes two pencils under this "Gold" tag, but they couldn't be more different. One is the standard Apsara Gold and the other is the Regal Gold. The Gold says it's "For Executives" but the Regal Gold doesn't mention who can and can't use the pencil, though the box says "For a Royal touch".

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The Curios Box

The Curios Box

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.

Enter the Curios.

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DOMS X-1 Pencil Review

DOMS X-1 Pencil Review

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.

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Nataraj Glow Pencil Review

Nataraj Glow Pencil Review

If you go to the Hindustan website, you'd be right to say that this pencil doesn't exist. It's not there. A quick search finds the Glow name is now being used for one of their pen offerings. But it DOES exist. And I haven't found any evidence that they're being discontinued. Regardless, I have some in my possession and that's what I'm taking a look at today.

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DOMS Zoom Pencil Review

DOMS Zoom Pencil Review

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.

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