In today's technological world, the graphite pencil is still a simple and popular tool for writing, drawing and painting. Its construction is really simple: a pencil is a graphite rod in a wooden shell. The hardness of the pencil depends on the ratio of graphite to clay in the nib. In the office, at home, at school and at university, pencils labelled HB, or medium hardness, are usually used. They are convenient for making marks, underlining, drawing simple diagrams and graphs, and HB pencils can be easily erased with an eraser. The hardness of pencils is of particular importance for those who use pencils professionally. Harder pencils are used for drawing, and softer pencils are used for painting.
Types of graphite pencils
Although the design of graphite pencils hasn't changed much since their invention, materials and designs are constantly improving. Axent graphite pencils, including the Delta series, are made of high-quality wood that sharpens well and protects the nib from impact. On the official Axent website, you can find a classic hexagonal pencil or an ergonomic triangular pencil, a pencil with or without an eraser, as well as an unusual ebony model and a pencil in a plastic body made without wood. Axent pencils are a pleasure to hold in your hands - high-quality coloured varnish is used for the coating.
One of the most popular triangular models is the Axent 9003-A graphite pencil with a matte coloured body, grey stripes on the edges and silver embossing. If you like the trend for metallic colours, check out the Axent 9005-A eraserless pencil with a metallic body.
An alternative to a simple pencil is a mechanical pencil. Thanks to its automatic nib feed, it does not require sharpening. The mechanical pencil always produces perfectly fine lines. Axent offers a variety of plastic body designs with additional handy details such as a rubberised grip area and an integrated eraser. The Axent Business mechanical pencil is a popular model in classic black. The Axent website also offers a more budget-friendly option - mechanical pencils of the Delta series.