Updated 26 October 2009
Caran d'Ache Leads
Pentel Ain / Super Hi-Polymer + Hi-Polymer Leads
Pentel Ain Supplio Aromatherapy Leads
Pilot Neox Eno BegreeN Leads
Staedtler Mars Micro Carbon Leads
Uni "-ish" Coloured Leads
Uni Nano Dia Leads
“The Lead Cup” – Lead trials in a sports competition style
Round A – Parker, Pentel, Staedtler, Students Choice.
Round B – Faber-Castell, Rotring, Waterman, Zebra .
Round C – Caran d’Ache, Cross, Micro, Mont Blanc.
Round D – Insung Hands, Lamy, Papermate, Pilot.
Elimination Round – Caran d’Ache, Cross, Pilot, Zebra.
Semi-Finals – Caran d’Ache, Papermate, Pentel, Zebra.
Final – Caran d’Ache, Pentel.
The Lead Cup In Review
"The Great Blue Challenge" - Non-repro blue lead trials
General Lead Information
Sizes and Grades of Hardness
Does A Number 2 Pencil = HB?
HB Dark and Light, The Three HB's
Lead Diameter Plus and Minus?
Evolution of Thin Leads (0.5mm etc)
Refill Instructions for Mechanical Pencils
Non-Reproducible Leads (Non-Repro Blue)
Fading or Lightfastness of Coloured Leads
The “Leads” label on the sidebar back on the main site will also bring up some other stuff like postings of some pictures of leads, etc.
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