Discover this pencil, a true drawing tool, handmade for life. A beautifully stylish writing and drawing instrument designed and built by Nicholas Hemingway.
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Nicholas Hemingway is the creator behind the ‘Mark II Handmade Everlasting Mechanical Pencil’, a product inspired by his grandfathers and their writing sets.
“My Grandfather Philip Hemingway was an engineer and draftsman in his early career. Later he retired to become an Horologist (Clockmaker). Pencils like this one were not around when he was a draftsman, but neither were pencils seen as disposable, valueless tools.
The disposable culture we live in today encourages a valueless attitude to cheap material things. It is these cheap products that really cause a lot of the world’s pollution. Because of their large scale production they cost next to nothing. This not only makes them attractive to buy to the masses, but also produces a disposable and valueless mindset towards them and so many are thrown away without consideration for their real value and cost to the environment.
I have a box that belonged to my grandfather of all of his tools and some of the pencils inside it have been sharpened all the way down to the rubber, in fact, I have a box of drafting tools from his grandfather William Hemingway too in which lies another almost fully sharpened down pencil which must be well over 100 years old.”
The pencils come in a variety of aluminum, brass and stainless steel, as well as 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm and 0.9mm lead thickness.
With a diameter of only 8mm, they are beautifully slim.
Unscrewing of the nib reveals its brass mechanism.
Source: Hemi Wear; KickStarter
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