It pays to visit officematesâ€™ cubicles, especially when they show you their latest pencil find and tell you where they got it. I rushed to Fully Booked over lunch break and bought one for me.
M&G is a giant manufacturer of ballpens and other stationery items. This mechanical pencil, the AMP33701, is the first one Iâ€™ve seen with flat lead. The official product page says the lead is 1.8mm in width. Why not 2 mm? I have no idea. Strange are the ways of manufacturers.
The â€œcapâ€ at the bottom comes off to reveal an eraser. I didnâ€™t see any eraser refills. The only lead hardness available is 2B.
Flat pencils are nothing new in the world of pencils. You can even get a sharpener that gives any pencil a chisel point.
If youâ€™re on your 10th meeting in the same number of hours and have not had much coffee or chocolate, then an italic mechanical pencil can save the day. Really.