This pencil is very different from the dark and smooth Blackwings I use most of the time.
It is made by Caran D’Ache, and very European. It came sharpened, something I really hate because then I have to deal with getting it to the kind of point I want; and that is usually more of a hassle than just sharpening it in the first place.
This pencil has a much harder point than I’m used to. It isn’t a bad thing just very different. Not my favourite thing in the world. But it is really nice when you can write for a really long time without sharpening it. But that also means that it is more scratchy.
Pick your poison.
It is worth noting that this is a very enjoyable pencil of this kind.
This is the pencil a lot of people call stink wood. I don’t mind the smell. And I think it looks cool and unique.
I think it was an enjoyable pencil to test out. But I’m not sure if I’ll ever get more than the two pencils I bought.