Friday, December 2, 2016

Maybe Not All . . .

A few weeks ago, I’d shared a picture of a pile ‘o red hard rubber Eversharp utility pencils.


Even though these have red hard rubber barrels, normally a quality that commands a premium, these are common enough that I didn’t mind scavenging a clip to complete a rarer model (see http://leadheadpencils.blogspot.com/2016/11/junk-box-nirvana.html).

OK, most of them are common . . .


This one was also in that DC bunch along with all of its “common” cousins:


The short ones are exceedingly difficult to find.  Most interesting of all is what you’ll find in a side-by-side comparison of the full sized and midget versions:


That upper metal band is shorter, and the clip on the midget version is a significantly shorter one specially made for this model, complete with a shorter upper tang.

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