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July 15, 2020

Rhodia Triangular Pencil


What took so long?

No more rolling off the edge and behind the desk.

Talk about a stealth pencil: looked at end-on, it disappears.

Don't use it, just look at it.


I'm reminded of Calvin Klein's remark upon the opening of his flagship Fifth Avenue store, to wit.:"You don't have to buy anything; just feel the fabric."

Spot on.

From websites:

The Rhodia pencil has a black linden wood body, black eraser, and smooth writing HB lead (equivalent to a #2 pencil).

The triangular-shaped barrel is comfortable to hold and won't roll off your desk or table, and will sharpen in any standard pencil sharpener.

Pencil dimensions: Approximately 7.4 inches (18.8 cm) long and 0.3 inches (7 mm) in diameter.


Apiece, $2.95 ($5.45 including shipping).

Note: the Rhodia website lists 15 sources for Rhodia products (below).

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Since they didn't appear to be doing much of anything — in fact, they appeared to be doing something close to nothing (but different than the day before) — I had my Crack Research Team©® check to see how much shipping costs were for each of the 15 companies.

Turns out you can pay from $2.50 (site linked above) to $12.16 (!) for shipping a lousy pencil.

I guess no one ever heard of putting one in an envelope with a 50-cent stamp and dropping it in the mailbox.


July 15, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


don't hex me grrl

Posted by: bookofjoe | Jul 15, 2020 11:41:13 AM

i have a few triangle pencils. guess what leads to greater structural integrity for your tip? two triangles superimposed upon each other. this is a many sided issue. also, consider the sharpening process.

Posted by: ag | Jul 15, 2020 11:15:52 AM

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