600 News Pencil
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Musgrave Pencil Company is based in Shelbyville, TN and was founded in 1916 during the heyday of the American pencil industry. The pencils they make today feature especially nostalgic designs, many of which have remained unchanged for many decades.
The 600 News is a slightly unusual variety with its larger-than-average core and blackness– it writes with an interesting, slightly greasy texture. It's a favorite for drawing and is comparable in hardness to a 3B/4B.
Made in the USA
Grade: ungraded but feels like a 3B/4B and looks a bit darker
Measures 7" long
Round barrel, normal diameter
*Due to the softness of this pencil and the thickness of its core it is especially fragile. Be careful not to drop it or use it with an electric sharpener.
We measure the characteristics of the pencils we sell against a General's Semi-Hex #2, which is the pencil we consider to be a good quality pencil of true HB/#2 hardness, similar to that of most American #2 pencils. The swatch in this product listing reflects that.