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The Pilot Dr. Grip Center of Gravity, made with a grip so good that it won an award from the Arthritis Foundation, the Lamy 2000, with its brushed fiberglass-and-stainless steel body, the Rotring 800, with its hexagonal body and the Uniball Kuri Toga, with its auto-rotating mechanism, are some examp

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The original inventor of the mechanical pencil is up for debate. There are documented references to a lead-holding pencil as early as 1565, and the earliest known version of what is now considered the modern mechanical pencil was found in 1791. There are also many patents for different versions.

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A typical No. 2 pencil is 7.5 inches long with a 6.75-inch wooden shaft. Most No. 2 pencils are made from cedar with a hexagonal shaft. The lead is a mixture of graphite, clay and wax.

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Uses for pencils other than writing include erasing marks and scratching one's head. Pencils can be used to clean out mud from the tread of shoes and boots, decorate picture frames, remove sticker or price tag residue and roll up a tube of toothpaste. A person can use a pencil eraser to remove crayo

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The length of a standard number 2 pencil is 7.5 inches, and the pencil has a diameter of about 7 millimeters. Golf, or library, pencils are typically about 3.5 inches long. The most common material used for a pencil's core is graphite.

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Although no documents state the motivation for the pencil's invention, it was likely first created as an alternative to pens. According to Pencils.com, the first known pencils were developed shortly after the discovery of a graphite deposit in Borrowdale, England, in 1564.

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Allure Love Bags is a popular brand of pencil cases for school. The brand's pencil cases often feature images of children's pop cultural figures on the outside, including the pop group One Direction, characters from the "Despicable Me" movies, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Sonic the Hedgehog.

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The density of a pencil varies based on the type of pencil, but it can be found by measuring the pencil's mass, preferably in grams, and then dividing the mass by the volume. The formula for density is density = mass/volume.

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Drawing pencils come in a variety of types that have different features depending on the intended use and harder pencils create lighter marks while softer pencils create solid, dark lines. Artists normally use different grades of pencils for shading and drawing sketches by hand.

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A good tip to draw a car with a pencil is to find a good combination of light, dark and mid tone shades and to keep the edges clean and sharp. Good supplies include high quality graphic pencils, white watercolor paper and mechanical pencils for the finer details.