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Some of the best places to write in Paris have remained there for many decades and can still be inspirational to write in today. If you are a writer looking to get away to Paris to write then go for it! Whether you just want to journal whilst sipping a large coffee for an afternoon or are trying to set aside time to write for that second book you are starting, Paris is the perfect place to go.

Paris is popular for wonderful bistros and cafes that inspire some of the world’s best writers of the last century. In the 1920s, Americans flocked to Paris, where the cafes of Montparnasse served as the center of la vie de bohème for famous expats, from Ernest Hemingway to F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Today Café du Dôme is just as popular for writing as it has ever been. If you wanted a place you could wallow in the romance of writing in days gone by, then this is one of those magical writing spots to submerge yourself in. Regulars included Brits and Yanks, tycoons and beggars, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Harold Loeb and John Dos Passos.

Writing for a couple of hours in a beautiful cafe like this one will truly inspire you.

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Writing at Café du Dôme

La Rotonde

Equally as delightful is La Rotonde which was established in 1911. This is a bit of a tourist trap as you can imagine but get there on a beautiful relatively quiet morning and you can get a few hours of writing done either sitting out in the sun or inside amongst the brass and red banquettes.

Writing or journaling in La Rotonde is a dream if you get the chance. The staff are wonderfully charming and it is easy to trick yourself you were there during the early last century and Hemingway himself may have only just left the cafe before you took his spot to write in.

We all like to romance in the environment we write in and so why not indulge yourself and head here to write for a few hours of a morning.

Did you know?: American writer Malcolm Cowley was jailed in the 1920s for a fistfight with the Rotonde’s petulant owner.

Writing at La Rotonde

Writing at La Rotonde

La Closerie des Lilas

This Writers haunt of Paris is one of the special ones alongside the aforementioned bistros. It is of the same ilk and some of the same literary offenders used it like there second living room whilst writing themselves into the history books of authorship.

For the avid writer this is another Paris treasure trove to not miss out on going to see. Writing a few paragraphs of even your worst writing will not seem like a waste of time, as the place screams literary glamour from a golden age. Known for being Hemingway’s “home cafe” this started as a destination for impressionists and today is a shrine to Hemingway with his face on the bar menu and a placard marking his seat at the bar.

A beautiful Paris bar to relax in for hours to write, read or simply be.

Writing at La Closerie des Lilas

La Closerie des Lilas

Le Select

Known for being a rambunctious drinking hole in Paris and a madhouse, Le Select Parisienne bar exudes the 1920s with its original brightly lit bar and hanging newspapers. It is a must see in Paris for writers and drinking writers alike who want that 1920s vibe while writing and soaking up the atmosphere of days of old.

Start by walking in and ordering a Martini before propping oneself at the bar and indulging in the authentic manner one should. Perhaps write drunk and edit sober the following morning after a few too many stiff drinks at Le Select – sounds like good advice to me!.

Feel at home writing of a quiet afternoon in Le Select and awaiting the evening to flow with drinks and reminisce of the days when the great writers used to do the very same as you are doing now.

Writing at Le Select

Le Select

Le Dingo

Now a modest Italian restaurant, Dingo’s original bar still resides in the restaurant now called Auberge de Venise. This is where Hemingway first encountered Fitzgerald at the bar of this workers rough-and-tumble cafe.

Hemingway and Fitzgerald were said to always order champagne here and drink themselves into oblivion, so why not start by ordering a bottle of champagne and write a chapter or two before you become a little too squiffy.

If you are looking for a Paris bar to write in then any of these bars are great to do just that in. Whether you want to write in Le Dingo, Le Select or La Rotonde you won’t be disappointed. Writing in a Paris bar and dreaming of the golden age is something everyone should attempt to do.

Le Dingo

Have you seen our range of hand-built pens?

Our Writer Pen is our flagship pen but alongside that we have our Traveller Pen which is slightly smaller for that pocket when travelling. See the full range in our shop page

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Some of you may be confused and not know the difference between rollerball and ballpoint pens, well let’s clear this up for you.

There is a fairly simple yet quite confusing answer in itself. A rollerball uses a small ball at the end of the nib to spread around the ink that comes from the ink cartridge in the pen, I’m sure you all knew that. Now to make it even stranger I am going to tell you that a ballpoint pen also has a small ball at the end of the nib that spreads the ink over the paper in just the same way the rollerball does. Confused yet? Well, there is one simple distinction between the two types that may clear this up, and yet still leave you wondering why on earth this is the case.

So if the rollerball and the ballpoint pen have the same construction of nib, what makes them different enough to call them by different names?

The only real difference between a rollerball pen and a ballpoint pen is the ink they use. It may seem a strange answer right? Well, it is that’s for sure.

We all know what a ‘Biro’ is right? A Biro is a ballpoint pen which uses an oil-based ink that writes smoothly and dries quickly, which is the type of ink our Traveller Pen uses.

A rollerball pen uses a water-based ink that may take a little longer to dry and may be a little more inclined to smudge if not left to dry for an adequate amount of time. This is the type of ink our Writer Pen uses with its pilot G2 ink cartridge which is one of the most popular ink rollerball type and preferred by millions of architects and designers worldwide.

Easy now you know right?

Even though it may not quite make sense in your head that it has nothing to do with the mechanism of the pen nib, at least you now know as much as anyone else.

Which are easier to write with?

It must be said that there is a difference in the two inks the ballpoint and rollerball use and the difference between them may affect the choice you make when knowing what to buy.

Ballpoint inks are oil-based and can be a thicker ink to write with. This thicker ink can induce more writing fatigue in your hand as more work is needed to move the pen across the page. Rollerball inks are water-based and gel-based which allow the pen nib ink to flow a little easier and give a nice smooth feel when writing across the page. The downside to this more free-flowing ink in the rollerball is that they take a little longer to dry and so are more prone to smudging, whereas the ballpoint pens oil-based inks dry almost immediately and therefore are less prone to smudging.

Do you want to write quickly with a ballpoint or smoothly with a rollerball and a little more drying time needed?

This is really all there is to decide when contemplating a ballpoint or a rollerball pen, the choice is yours. Our Writer Pen rollerball is super smooth to use and the ink stays a little wetter for longer but has a beautiful elegant feel to its movement, while our Traveller Pen uses an oil-based ink and so dries almost immediately. The choice is entirely based on your preference.

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Our Top 10 Mechanical Pencils https://nicholashemingway.com/our-top-10-mechanical-pencils/ https://nicholashemingway.com/our-top-10-mechanical-pencils/#respond Wed, 07 Jul 2021 12:36:14 +0000 https://nicholashemingway.com/?p=7701 Here is our list of top 10 mechanical pencils and why our customers choose Nicholas Hemingway again and again… This is my list of his Top 10 mechanical pencils by British born designer of the famous Hemingway family, Nicholas Hemingway took a slightly different path to that of a literary career and pursued architecture and [...]

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Here is our list of top 10 mechanical pencils and why our customers choose Nicholas Hemingway again and again…

This is my list of his Top 10 mechanical pencils by British born designer of the famous Hemingway family, Nicholas Hemingway took a slightly different path to that of a literary career and pursued architecture and later on product design. He started designing his own mechanical pencils and pens and now offers these beautifully hand-crafted pens and pencils though nicholashemingway.com

When you order one of his pencils or pens you know that it will be made by his own hand specifically for you and when you receive it along with a personal note of thanks which he does for all his customers, you know you are buying something that not only performs beautifully and looks exceptional, but also has that element of something that little extra special as well. As if you had just invested in a little bit of future history such as a small painting painted by an artist that is painting that piece just for you.

Nicholas Hemingway is all about a sustainable future, he’s against mass production and the disposable culture and tries his very best to give back however he can. He truly thanks all of his customers whenever they order something from his website and this touch is really appreciated.

I have worked alongside Nicholas for 3 years now and can see the delight in his eyes as he creates his pencils and pens for his customers. He puts his soul into his creations and is grateful for the audience of customers that appreciate his efforts and good intention. .

Top 10 mechanical pencils Walnut

 

Above we have his beautiful and lightweight Walnut and Brass Mechanical Pencil. Honed from a solid piece of black walnut, this rich, warm wood combined with the traditional warm brass nib and button come together perfectly like no other mechanical pencil out there on the market. Especially when you think that this was hand-built entirely by Nicholas Hemingway himself, it’s hard to buy something that will mean so much not only in the time you purchase it, but the fact that it was not machined by anyone else but Nicholas means they are finite and you are investing in a very interesting drawing or writing tool that who knows what it could be worth one day in the future.

Top 10 mechanical pencils Ebony

Above is Nicholas Hemingway’s hand-built Ebony and Brass Mechanical Pencil. A slightly weightier mechanical pencil compared to the walnut and brass pencil, this beautifully polished reclaimed ebony hardwood pencil is gorgeous just to look at. With rich warm currents of wood grain colour running through it, it really is a thing of beauty even before you put it to paper. This is Nicholas Hemingway’s Ebony Mechanical Pencil with optional personalisation if you would like your initials engraved and then filled with gold resin. These make truly wonderful gifts to give an artist or architect.

Top 10 mechanical pencils Brass

This is Nicholas Hemingway’s Mark II Brass Mechanical Pencil. With a seamless nib to barrel design, this pencil exudes quality and finish. Weighing about 22grams this is a good weighty mechanical pencil as is preferred by many. Gorgeous.

Top 10 mechanical pencils Brass Pencil

Slightly slimmer in diameter than the Mark II the above pencil is Nicholas Hemingway’s Slimline Brass Mark III Mechanical Pencil. With the same seamless nib to barrel feature as the wider Mark II the Mark III is considerably lighter. An beautifully dainty object indeed.

Top 10 mechanical pencils Titanium

Nicholas Hemingway’s Titanium Mechanical Pencil is a modern work of beauty. Sleek and minimal, this pencil is the strong workhorse of his pencils. Beautiful dark grey in colour this pencils has to be in our top 10 mechanical pencil list.

 

Top 10 mechanical pencils Aluminium

Nicholas’ Aluminium Mechanical Pencil is one of the lightest pencils offered weighing only 12grams. This pencil is good for those who suffer from hand fatigue over long periods of pencil use. With a lovely brushed finish this is a pencil like the titanium above that can either come with a brass nib or steel nib.

Top 10 mechanical pencils Brass brass nib

This Brass Mechanical Pencil with Brass Nib is a favourite amongst Nicholas Hemingway’s hand-built pencil range. Simple and modern yet contrasted in a traditional metal, this brass pencil is one that will patina over the years through use making it unique to you.

Top 10 mechanical pencils Stainless Steel

This ultra modern Stainless Steel Mechanical Pencil is very similar in feel to the titanium version apart from it weighing slightly less and having a more silvery steel colour than the darker grey titanium mechanical pencils.

Top 10 mechanical pencils Carbon Fibre

If lightness is something that means a lot to you combined with an ultra modern look, then this Carbon Fibre Mechanical Pencil is a must. This is a high gloss finish carbon pencil, but also comes in a matte version (shown below). An incredibly modern mechanical pencil which again will alleviate hand fatigue during long periods of use. Very sharp indeed!

Top 10 mechanical pencils Carbon Fibre Matte

A Matte Carbon Fibre Mechanical Pencil is available to those who prefer a matte finish to a gloss finish Carbon Mechanical Pencil. A thing of beauty, very lightweight and the patterns in the carbon fibre are a great touch indeed.

 

These are the top 10 Mechanical Pencils hand-built by British born designer Nicholas Hemingway. I hope I have given you a sufficient little briefing on all the featured models and will leave it to you to decide which you prefer.

 

All the best

Matt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Best Mechanical Pencils So Far…

You will be hard pushed to find the best mechanical pencils ever…as this is individual opinion dependent on an individual’s specific wants and desires.

So what makes our mechanical pencils the best of them all?

Our Mechanical pencils are handmade from solid premium quality and space grade metals and beautiful woods too. We have to assume that a pencil has to have qualities that will vary between people’s specific needs and perform to the best of those needs.

 

Let’s start with a Walnut and Brass Mechanical Pencil – Is it for you?

 

Best mechanical pencils - Walnut and Brass

Lightweight with a gorgeous fine walnut grain and matched with a warm brass nib is our beautiful traditional wooden pencil. It’s for those who may prefer the more natural and less modern looking mechanical pencil. Perhaps this pencil would appeal more to someone who works directly with wood like a carpenter or furniture designer. The thing is that trying to find the best mechanical pencil for drawing or writing is completely subjective. Here we will let you decide by seeing all of our pencils which will become your favourite or best mechanical pencil.

Do you think the best mechanical pencils should be made of wood or metal?

Another one of our wooden mechanical pencils in our range is made from reclaimed ebony hardwood with brass nib. It is a slightly heavier wooden pencil, but has a far tighter grain than the walnut and brass version and polishes up beautifully when we apply beeswax to the final polish.

Best mechanical pencils - Ebony and Brass

A solid feeling mechanical pencil in the hand with a 9mm diameter barrel to ease hand fatigue over long periods of use. Warm to the touch, this wooden mechanical pencil is one of our best mechanical pencils if you are a fan of natural polished wood finishes. This pencil has great detail and colour in the grain and is truly a gorgeous pencil. We also offer these as personalised mechanical pencils too.

Best mechanical pencils - Personalised Pencil

 

Or would your best mechanical pencil be a metal mechanical pencil?

Our range of metal mechanical pencils come in a variety of metals and nib finishes too. We make pencils out of brass, aluminium, titanium and stainless steel.

Mechanical Pencils in Brass

 

Our Mark II Brass Mechanical Pencil is one of our best sellers, it has a barrel diameter of 8mm. Everyone seems to adore a brass mechanical pencil and who can blame them.  With a mix of modern design with a traditional materials what is not to like? Sumptuous seamless nib to barrel integration and a good weighty pencil to sketch or write with. A favourite amongst many of our customers.

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Our Mark III is our slimline brass mechanical pencil with a smaller barrel diameter of 7mm and this brings it weight down considerably.

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Are propelling pencils the same as mechanical pencils?

There has long been the debate as to whether a mechanical pencil is indeed the same as a propelling pencil.

Here in the UK I would say that many years ago I would always refer to one of these as a “propelling pencil” whilst at school, and it wasn’t until more recently I unwittingly made the switch to calling them “mechanical pencils”. Now, I don’t quite know how I made this switch and can’t remember exactly when I made the switch either, but I can guess that it was in my teens when the internet evolved into what it is today.

I have an idea that “mechanical pencil” is more an American term and ” propelling pencil” more a British term and with the rise of the internet came an overlap of common terms that soon became interchangeable between these two countries and wider Europe.

On our website we refer to them as mechanical pencils even though we know them to be the same pencil type as a propelling pencil, but there seems to be even further confusion out there. One website at the top of google when you search seems to be getting propelling pencils confused with a very basic type of pencil that I remember as a child where several sharp leads in a plastic tip are used and dulled down, then taken out and pushed into the rear of the barrel which in turn pushes the next sharp tip to the front. I’m not so sure I ever knew what these were called, they well have been called that, but I think the answer nowadays is that they are fairly interchangeable a term now. Perhaps there doesn’t need to be an absolute answer and if people want to call their mechanical pencils propelling pencils we have no problem at all with that.

Propelling pencil

Whatever you tend to call it, we don’t mind at all. If you would like to explore our entire range of propelling pencils or mechanical pencils on our shop page. We do by the way also have 3 types of clutch pencil available too. We have a 5.6 Reclaimed Ebony Clutch Pencil or two types of 2mm clutch pencils available in walnut or in the reclaimed ebony.

Nicholas Hemingway’s handmade mechanical pencils are available in a wide variety of materials and we endeavour to provide great service and reliability. When thinking about a gift to give someone creative you care for then we hope that you consider one of our beautiful pencils to gift that special someone. We do have models that can be engraved or etched with that special someone’s initials.

 

personalized mechanical pencils

We can personalise our stainless steel, titanium, walnut and ebony mechanical pencils should you like us to.

All the pencils available on the site are handmade by Nicholas Hemingway himself and his promise is to be as sustainable as he can and steer away from mass production and the disposable culture. Many companies say the same thing, but their products are still mass manufactured and rarely hand-built like our products.

Nicholas Hemingway is passionate about what he does and loves the feedback his customers give. Please take a look at our genuine reviews.

All the best

Matt

 

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Luxury Brass Mechanical Pencils https://nicholashemingway.com/luxury-brass-mechanical-pencils/ https://nicholashemingway.com/luxury-brass-mechanical-pencils/#respond Fri, 02 Jul 2021 10:55:22 +0000 https://nicholashemingway.com/?p=7667 We have re-launched our Luxury Brass Mechanical Pencil Mark II – Due to popular demand!   Nicholas Hemingway’s Mark II Brass Mechanical Pencil has been relaunched due to a large number of customers asking where it had gone? We stopped a few models to make way for new model mechanical pencils and wanted to see [...]

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We have re-launched our Luxury Brass Mechanical Pencil Mark II – Due to popular demand!

 

Nicholas Hemingway’s Mark II Brass Mechanical Pencil has been relaunched due to a large number of customers asking where it had gone?

We stopped a few models to make way for new model mechanical pencils and wanted to see how they were welcomed by our customers. We were shocked at how many emails we got asking where it had gone, when we had just introduced the Mark III and were awaiting feedback from that launch. We had to bring it back immediately as our customers obviously wanted the choice between the Mark II and the Mark III.

Luxury Brass Mechanical Pencils

The Mark II shown above is a weightier brass mechanical pencil than the Mark III pencil. The Mark II has a larger barrel diameter of 8mm whilst the slimline Mark III has a barrel diameter of 7mm. We wanted to launch a slimmer and lighter version of the luxury brass mechanical pencil for our customers who may use their pencils for very long sessions at a time and wanted to alleviate any hand fatigue that we know some of them suffer from. We often have customers requiring a light mechanical pencil and for that reason we have several alternatives to our luxury brass mechanical pencil range.

Luxury Brass Mechanical Pencil

For lighter pencils we offer our carbon fibre mechanical pencils which come in a matte finish of a gloss depending on your preference. If carbon fibre is not the look for you, then we have our luxury aluminium mechanical pencil which offers a very modern look in a lovely brushed aluminium finish and extremely lightweight in the hand.

We have many artists on Instagram using our pencils and love to showcase their work on our Instagram page. Follow us at @nicholashemingwaypens on Instagram to see our pencils being used by some great artists worldwide.

Personalsation…

For those of you who don’t like the light mechanical pencils then we have stainless steel mechanical pencils or the titanium if you are looking for an ultra modern and semi-lightweight with the look of the weightier stainless steel version. We can also personalise the stainless steel and titanium versions for you if you are thinking of a gift to that special someone.

Personalised stainless steel mechanical pencils Personalized stainless steel mechanical pencils

All our luxury pencils are handmade by Nicholas Hemingway himself and come in a number of lead thicknesses. We offer them in 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm and 0.9mm lead thicknesses, so there is a pencil for you out there. We even offer a three piece luxury mechanical pencil set which comprises one stainless steel, one aluminium and one brass mechanical pencil in the set and these bought together cost less than they would if they were individually purchased.

Don’t forget that we have two wooden mechanical pencils available too. We have a beautiful walnut and brass mechanical pencil and also offer two versions of a reclaimed ebony hardwood and brass pencil too, all of which can be personalized with initials if so required.

Any queries regarding your future order, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if we can help. Please contact info@nicholashemingway.com

All the best

Matt

 

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Metal Mechanical Pencils https://nicholashemingway.com/metal-mechanical-pencils/ https://nicholashemingway.com/metal-mechanical-pencils/#respond Thu, 01 Jul 2021 19:16:11 +0000 https://nicholashemingway.com/?p=7660 Beautiful handmade metal mechanical pencils designed and built by British designer Nicholas Hemingway himself Ever thought of investing in a beautifully hand-built metal mechanical pencil perhaps made form titanium, stainless steel, aluminium or perhaps even brass? Well, we pride ourselves on good design and great quality mechanical pencils. All our pencils are designed and handmade [...]

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Beautiful handmade metal mechanical pencils designed and built by British designer Nicholas Hemingway himself

Ever thought of investing in a beautifully hand-built metal mechanical pencil perhaps made form titanium, stainless steel, aluminium or perhaps even brass? Well, we pride ourselves on good design and great quality mechanical pencils. All our pencils are designed and handmade by Nicholas Hemingway himself and his story of how he got into designing mechanical pencils and pens is a lovely one.

Nicholas’ grandfather had his own workshop in Chelsea, London after he retired and was always making and repairing things while Nicholas as a young boy looked on admiringly at the creativity of his grandfather. Far too young at the time to be allowed on the lathe that his grandfather owned, he could only wish that one day he too may be skilled enough to make something on such a scary and dangerous looking machine whilst only aged 6 years old at the time that was to seem a distant thought.

Later in life Nicholas was to study architecture at university and sadly when his grandfather passed away, he inherited his grandfather’s lathe and soon began trying to build a small business in his grandfather’s honour and produce a product on the very machine he used to watch his grandfather over the years play around with in his workshop. His idea was to hand-build beautiful metal mechanical pencils and build a reputation for quality while loving the thought that his creations would go on to help others create works of art for themselves.

Nicholas Hemingway’s mechanical pencils and pens are now bought all over the world and some of the world’s most famous architects and artists use his pencils today.

 

metal mechanical pencils

His Mark II brass mechanical pencil is a super elegant model pencil with seamless nib and body design and a good heavy weight for a mechanical sketching pencil, whereas his Mark III slimline brass mechanical pencil is a more slender design and a more lightweight choice.

metal mechanical pencil

This Mark III metal mechanical pencil has a barrel diameter of 7mm while the larger Mark II has a barrel diameter of 8mm. The slimmer Mark III is for those who may be more prone to suffering from hand fatigue while drawing for long periods of time.

If you are looking for something other than brass then we have other metal mechanical pencils such as our stainless steel mechanical pencil which has a gorgeous modern look to it. Much the same could be said about our titanium mechanical pencils too. please take a look a tour full range of metal mechanical pencils here.

Metal Mechanical Pencil

As well as metal pencils and pens we have some lovely handmade wooden mechanical pencils available to order too. All available to order through the website with personalisation too in some instances.

And if you are after pens, then we have two models available to you. Firstly we have the big brother of the two “The Writer Pen” and secondly we have “The Traveller Pen” which is the smaller of the two. Both are available to purchase through the website.

 

All the best

Matt

 

 

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Luxury Wooden Mechanical Pencils https://nicholashemingway.com/luxury-wooden-mechanical-pencils/ https://nicholashemingway.com/luxury-wooden-mechanical-pencils/#respond Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:18:10 +0000 https://nicholashemingway.com/?p=7649 Nicholas Hemingway prides himself on producing beautiful luxury wooden mechanical pencils. Handmade by Nicholas Hemingway himself, Nicholas offers walnut and brass mechanical pencils and reclaimed ebony and brass mechanical pencils too. All his pencils are made to his high standards and shipped all over the world to various architects, designers and artists who love to [...]

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Nicholas Hemingway prides himself on producing beautiful luxury wooden mechanical pencils. Handmade by Nicholas Hemingway himself, Nicholas offers walnut and brass mechanical pencils and reclaimed ebony and brass mechanical pencils too. All his pencils are made to his high standards and shipped all over the world to various architects, designers and artists who love to own unique high quality tools in their trade.

As well as wooden mechanical pencils, Nicholas also produces beautiful luxury titanium mechanical pencils as well as pencils made from aluminium, stainless steel and brass pencils too.

Luxury wooden mechanical pencils

Above is our handmade walnut and brass mechanical pencil which is a lightweight pencil finished and polished with beeswax. With a grip diameter of 9mm they feel sturdy in the hand and have a warm natural grain and colour.

 

Luxury wooden mechanical pencil

This is our handmade reclaimed ebony and brass mechanical pencil and it’s available in 4 lead sizes 0.3mm. 0.5mm, 0.7mm and 0.9mm. Like the walnut this pencil has a barrel diameter of 9mm and feels sturdy in the hand of the user but as the wood is far harder than the walnut mechanical pencil it weighs a fair bit more. If you are looking for a lighter pencil, then we do make a carbon fibre mechanical pencil and an aluminium mechanical pencil available through the website. All orders are made-to-order and orders can be sent anywhere in the world.

Matte Black Finish Carbon Mechanical Pencil

Our carbon fibre mechanical pencil is available in 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm and 0.9mm as are all of our luxury mechanical pencils we produce.

Our wooden mechanical pencils also allow the buyer to personalise their pencils with initials engraved on them. Our personalised mechanical pencils add that little extra special touch when you are buying our pencils as gifts for others. We can engrave and infill the engraving with gold resin if you like or just leave them plainly engraved.

We are very proud to have had Lord Norman Foster as a customer of ours. To have one of the world’s most famous architects purchase from us was an amazing day. When we sent his order Nicholas wrote a note (as he does for all his customers) thanking him for his order and surprisingly he wrote back with a nice little hand-drawn drawing included too! Nicholas was blown away by the letter and time Lord Norman Foster took to draw and write it just to say thank you. It was a brilliant day for us.

Norman Foster's thank you to Nicholas Hemingway

If you are looking for that perfect gift for someone special, then we should have a pencil ideally suited to you. Take a look at our full range of handmade luxury mechanical pencils and if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of us.

Also, if you are wondering about what type of graphite you can put into our pencils then don’t worry, our pencils come with standard HB leads, but you can put any lead type you like in them as long as they are the same thickness as the pencil you ordered. Our nib sizes are standard sizes and so alternative leads are easily found anywhere online that will fit.

 

All the best

Matt

 

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Luxury Stainless Steel Mechanical Pencils https://nicholashemingway.com/luxury-stainless-steel-mechanical-pencils/ https://nicholashemingway.com/luxury-stainless-steel-mechanical-pencils/#respond Thu, 01 Jul 2021 11:08:20 +0000 https://nicholashemingway.com/?p=7643 British born designer Nicholas Hemingway designs and builds luxury stainless steel mechanical pencils One of our most popular mechanical pencils has to be our stainless steel mechanical pencil which comes in a choice of brass or chrome nibs to finish. Very popular among those artists and architects who prefer a weightier pencil and enjoy a [...]

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British born designer Nicholas Hemingway designs and builds luxury stainless steel mechanical pencils

One of our most popular mechanical pencils has to be our stainless steel mechanical pencil which comes in a choice of brass or chrome nibs to finish. Very popular among those artists and architects who prefer a weightier pencil and enjoy a deep brushed steel finish to match. Available in a choice of 4 lead sizes, our luxury stainless steel mechanical pencils come in a 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm and a heavy lined 0.9mm nib lead size. Our original classic line of pencils also include our luxury brass mechanical pencil, our luxury aluminium mechanical pencil and our luxury titanium mechanical pencil that weighs a little less than the stainless steel version with a slightly deeper metallic grey colour.

Luxury Stainless Steel Mechanical Pencils

 

We send our pencils all over the world and are very proud of the amazing responses we get from our customers. seeing them so pleased with our products makes us feel great.

All our pencils are designed and built by Nicholas Hemingway himself who started the company in honour of his grandfather. His grandfather passed away and left Nicholas some of his workshop tools that his grandfather had used after he retired. Nicholas inherited his grandfather’s lathe and soon started designing pencils that he could make on the very same lathe and make his grandfather proud. His Luxury mechanical pencils went on to be a big success with architects and artists all over the world using his creations. To this day Nicholas Hemingway still makes every pencil on his grandfather’s old lathe and the story continues.

Nicholas Hemingway’s luxury stainless steel mechanical pencils are perfect for drawing or writing and among some of our best clients in the field of architecture are also a wide demographic of writers too who want a mechanical pencil they too can treasure for its story.

Luxury Stainless Steel Mechanical Pencil

When it comes to mechanical pencils for drawing or mechanical pencils for writing, there really is no difference between the two. They should be designed in exactly the same way as they are used in exactly the same way whether you are writing cursive lettering or drawing lines and sweeping curves on an architectural drawing. We have very satisfied customers in both worlds and this only confirms this statement in our mind.

We also offer a personalisation service on some of our luxury mechanical pencils. Our Titanium, stainless steel, walnut and reclaimed ebony mechanical pencils can be etched and engraved with the initials of the gift recipient. a personalised mechanical pencil really does make it that little more special if you are thinking of one of our pencils as a gift idea.

If you are unsure of which lead size to purchase, I can advise that our most popular lead size would be our 0.5mm stainless steel mechanical pencil. The 0.5mm mechanical pencil is a medium to fine lead weight and perfect for writing and drawing. If you are looking for something a little lighter than the stainless steel pencil, then we do have a very lightweight aluminium mechanical pencil available.

I hoe this has helped a little in your decision making. Please take a look at our full range of handmade pencils and pens.

All the best

Matt

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Luxury Aluminium Mechanical Pencils https://nicholashemingway.com/luxury-aluminium-mechanical-pencils/ https://nicholashemingway.com/luxury-aluminium-mechanical-pencils/#respond Wed, 30 Jun 2021 19:21:59 +0000 https://nicholashemingway.com/?p=7636 Did you know that every single one of our luxury aluminium mechanical pencils is hand-built by British designer Nicholas Hemingway himself?   If you are looking for that special luxury gift to give someone special, then look no further than our Luxury handmade aluminium mechanical pencils. Hand-built by Nicholas Hemingway himself, every pencil is made [...]

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Did you know that every single one of our luxury aluminium mechanical pencils is hand-built by British designer Nicholas Hemingway himself?

 

If you are looking for that special luxury gift to give someone special, then look no further than our Luxury handmade aluminium mechanical pencils. Hand-built by Nicholas Hemingway himself, every pencil is made to order and quality checked by Nicholas too ensuring you get a beautiful writing or drawing instrument that will gives you many years of dependable use. Whether you are an artist or architect, designer or writer Nicholas’ luxury mechanical pencils are works of art in themselves.

Luxury Aluminium Mechanical Pencil

If you are looking for the best graphite pencils or the best sketching pencils to gift to someone special, then look no further than Nicholas Hemingway’s range of handmade to order luxury mechanical pencils. If you are thinking of a stainless steel or titanium mechanical pencil, then these can even be personalised with the initials of the person you are gifting it to – to give it that extra special touch.

Luxury Aluminum Mechanical Pencil

Our aluminium range is very light, weighing only 12grams these nearly eliminate hand fatigue that some people can suffer from when using a heavier pencil for many hours at a time. They come in a choice of 4 different lead thicknesses 0.3mm which is extra fine, 0.5mm which is medium to fine and generally the most popular size, or two more larger thicknesses 0.7mm for a heavier line weight or 0.9mm which is the thickest lead weight.

If pencil weight is not so much of a deal then you could always choose one of our stainless steel mechanical pencils or our titanium mechanical pencils which are not only slightly different in finish, but also in weight too being a little heavier. the stainless steel being the heaviest at 22grams.

Our handmade luxury mechanical pencils come in two different nib types too, brass or chrome (as shown in the image above)

 

Luxury Titanium Mechanical Pencil

Nicholas Hemingway designs his mechanical pencils to be both the best mechanical pencils for writing and as well as the best mechanical pencils for drawing too. There really shouldn’t be a difference between one or the other as both are used in exactly the same way whether you are writing or drawing, so to make a distinction between the two tasks and to suggest that a different pencil is required to do the two jobs is rather silly. The only real distinction that can be made is one of one’s own preference for lead weight and lead type. Our pencils come with HB leads, but you can install any lead type you want to as they use standard sized leads which you can source anywhere.

We have customers all over the world whether they be artists or architects, writers or designers we love their passion for good quality tools and we love hearing how happy our customers are with our handmade luxury mechanical pencils. Thank you to everyone who has bought one of our pencils.

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All the best

Matt

 

 

 

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