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Paper Mate Medium Soft Lead Pencils, #2, Mirado Black Warrior, Box of 12 (2254)

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  • Mirado Wood Pencils.
  • Made from 100% premium cedar for clean, easy sharpening.
  • Both Mirado Classic and Black Warrior pencils last longer than economy brands.
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Brand NamePaper Mate
Item Weight2.4 ounces
Product Dimensions7.6 x 1.9 x 0.7 inches
Item model number2254
ColorBlack
Number of Items1
Manufacturer Part Number2254
  
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ASINB00006IEES
Best Sellers Rank #454 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableAugust 1, 2006
  
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Feature an ultra-smooth core encased in California cedar for easy sharpening, strength and stability.

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Customer Reviews

I can really tell a difference between them and the cheapies.
M. Jones
They sharpen well, and stay sharp, we don't have a problem with the lead breaking constantly like the pencils made in China.
MommaJ
The Mirado Black Warriors are the smoothest writing and best sharpened pencils I have ever owned.
Phen Andrews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

50 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Scooter on June 14, 2008
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I am a woodworker and use pencils constantly for drafting and design as well as for actually marking wood. This pencils are soft enough so you can see the line and the lead won't break, yet hard enough that it holds a point. The wood is premium so it sharpens right the first time. The lead is of course graphite, but I think it has some wax in it so it flows nicely. This is one of the best prices on the Web, too!
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69 of 73 people found the following review helpful By James E. Cumbie on January 6, 2005
Chances are, you can't afford a Rolls Royce automobile, a Patek Philippe watch or a mansion in the Hamptons. But for less than a quarter apiece, you can write with the best wooden pencil in the world: the Black Warrior. Who says rich people have all the fun?
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By C. Bruce on November 22, 2012
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About a month ago I happily purchased $25.00 worth of the new MATTE finish Black Warrior pencils, unaware that they were not what I thought. I'd discovered this singularly marvelous pencil quite by accident about ten years ago, and have been an ardent devotee ever since. (I really didn't want so many, but Amazon wouldn't ship otherwise.)

Anyway, when I got them I was thrilled and began to sharpen a box right away. The first two sharpened fine.

However, the third pencil balked. I twisted it and twisted it in the little hand-held sharpener until it was half its length! The rest were a bit sluggish in the sharpener, too.

So, jumped online and did some research, and quickly found out that the new pencils are not made in the USA, but made in Mexico an, sadly, of clearly lesser quality. They don't have the glossy black shaft anymore, and are just an "okay" pencil. They write satisfactorily, but they don't glide like the older model. They just don't have that oomph.

I had an audition last week and opened my portfolio to pull out a pencil. Much to my delight, there was a lovely "old" GLOSSY Black Warrior I'd tucked inside, ready to go to work. It wrote smooth as silk and I put it away with much respect.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Nick1249 on May 1, 2008
I would just like to say first that I despise pens; most likely because my penmenship is terrible and pens just make it that much worse. I also can't stand mechanical pencils with the constant breaking of the thin, cheap lead or the jamming of lead. I find I spend more time trying to get a mechanical pencil to work then I do writing with it. I just prefer your standard wood pencil which I have recently started to learn is no longer the norm. These days you can't a soul with a wooden pencil and it's even harder to find a pencil sharpeners but I continue on because maybe I'm stubborn. Recently I switched from the Dixon Ticanderoga, which I used to tell everyone was the best pencil in the world, to the Mirado Black Warrior. I have been using the Ticanderoga since way back in high school when my friend and I would argue over who used the better pencils, his Black Warrior or my Ticanderoga. So when I started to experience so defects in my favorite brand of pencil, which I learned was caused by moving manufactoring for the U.S. to Mexico, I knew where to turn. I bought a pack of Black Warriors instead of my beloved Ticanderogas and to tell you the truth I couldn't be happier. They are of the highest quality. If you need pencils, buy these.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By T. Hengel on July 28, 2013
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1. Wood chips off in sharpener leaving a coarse feel instead of a smooth finish.
2. 25% of leads are off center. This would be horrible QC in a golf scorecard pencil.
3. Not the pencil shown in picture. They show the old made in the USA version with gloss finish and high quality embossing. This is flat black cheapo made in Mexico :(
4. Arrived 2 days late
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Gonzales on September 19, 2013
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Mirado Black Warriors used to be the best pencil on the market. That is until Paper Mate bought them out.
The quality finish is gone, the foil stamping is barely legible, the erasers don't stay in, and worst of all the lead is off center so sharpening with any consistency is impossible.

The latest version of a once superior pencil is now just like most of the other junk out there.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Whatshername on November 5, 2007
Having said that--these are the BEST pencils! I am a freak about writing with sharp pencils, which is annoying because you have to sharpen them all the time! These are smooth, write dark, and stay sharp ten times or more longer than others! Great for puzzle people. I just have to use them for my Sudoku!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 18, 2004
These pencils are really good. They have a fearsome name that will strike fear into your math teachers eyes. They have great erasers; they will last forever. I forgot to study for a test, and i got an 87. I have never gotten a bad grade with it. IT RULES!
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