My first Caran d'Ache

Decades and thousands of pencils later, I finally got a Caran d’Ache. Been avoiding this brand for a long long time. Will use it for a while before I make my final conclusion but I don’t suspect I’ll be getting any more. :thinking:

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I like the color. I’ve been picking up orange pieces here and there.

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The real fun is in vintage CdA…

The Fixpencil F-S Metal 50 has wicked machining on the nose cone and an adjustable cushioning system inside.

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In person the color is much more intense and of a different hue.

It seems to me a good pencil for writing, but of course in the group of collecting pencils it is not super remarkable, but a non-collector user would be satisfied. The Black Code model, which has the matt black clip, seems to me the most beautiful.

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@First_Sail sent me this pencil in a trade and I am more than appreciative of him for sending me something of higher value than what I sent him (PD355).

After having it on one of my desks for a week or so I will say that I like it. It’s not a show-stopper (although the color is pretty rad), but I will probably end up picking up some more in colors that appeal to me if the price is right.

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It’s the orange, maybe the light blue is more for show, they’ll tell you - oh what a nice light blue pencil, but the orange you got is pretty ugly, I got the better part, we can trade anytime.