|Brand Name||Paper Mate|
|Item Weight||1.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||7.6 x 1.9 x 0.7 inches|
|Item model number||2097|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||2097|
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Paper Mate Mirado Classic Medium Soft Lead Pencils, 12 #2 Pencils
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- Mirado pencils stand a cut above average wood pencils in both quality and style.
- Ultra-smooth core sharpens to a fine, exact point. Soft, non-smudge premium eraser.
- Pressure-bonded California cedar wood barrel for easy sharpening, superior point strength, and better stability.
- Hexagonal shape won't roll off inclined desks or tables.
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Top Customer Reviews
They are both perfect and I'm never going back to any other kind of pencil (except the SharpWriter (also made by Paper Mate)! I have tried lots and lots of pencils and none are as smooth, dark lead, and sharpen to such a point.
If you don't love pencils or care which kind you use, then you can stop reading now. If you're finicky, picky, and have to have exactly the right writing instrument, read on. If you've tried lots of kinds before without finding the right one, read on. This is where I'm coming from.
I use pencils for almost all kinds of writing I do: journalling, short-story writing, and in my planner. I write probably ten 8x10 pages a day on average. I want a pencil that's going to be responsive. There are lots of reasons for this. I love being able to vary the pressure I use on the pencil and be able to see it change the imprint left on the paper. I tend to press hard when I write, and I want a dark, black line that's sharp and thin. As the point wears down, I also like the line I write to get thicker. Sometimes I will draw with the thicker lines, and that's a good reason to use these pencils, too. They are great for drawing the outline and also for shading.
I've tried all different kinds of pencils, but won't use any pencil with a name brand I don't recognize or that I can pick up for free with an advertisement on it or that I find lying around or that I can get at W*Mart or the Dollar Store. No thank you. The cheap price is not worth it to me because I hate writing with them. Believe me, I've tried.Read more ›
The old Berol Mirado #2.5 were great, but Papermate evidently bought the name and changed the formula. Unfortunately, these are not the #2.5 Berol Mirado of old. They're really #2. Too soft for me.
They write ok, the claim that they are smooth is perhaps overstated, the writing is fairly average to me. The pencil lines are darker than Ticonderoga and the point wears down a good bit faster than Ticonderogas as well. The wood is nice, and the leads sharpen well for me in a standard wall mounted crank pencil sharpener. After using many of these pencils down to little nubs, I can say with reliability that I have never had one of those scratchy bits come up in the lead, which is maybe why they refer to them as "smooth".
For the price, these are awesome. I prefer the darkness of the writing from these to that of Ticonderoga pencils, which overall are of almost exactly the same quality as these. I would say that these are like Pepsi to Ticonderoga's Coke, if that analogy makes sense. Cost and quality wise, I'd recommend these pencils. Fairly standard grade, better than the cheapest ones, but not as nice as General's Semi-Hex or Musgrave 100 Test Scoring pencils.
When sharpening these, they give an even sharpen all the way around, unlike some pencils that tend to sharpen on certain sides. The gold writing on the side looks classy, and the eraser doesn't leave smudges. I love the Paper Mate Black Warrior pencils too, but these have the added bonus of looking traditional enough to not be questioned when using them on tests. Both kinds, though, are #2, as required on Scantrons and other such tests.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A quality cedar pencil is very important to my work and study. These are NOT cedar and the lead is off center so when sharpened half the lead is still covered by wood. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
These pencils are good. They are better than Dixon Economy pencils, but they cost more than Ticonderoga and USA Gold, so I will probably not find myself buying these pencils again. Read morePublished 1 month ago by TheMstwntdLMSV
I gave these to our local school and they seemed to be very happy!Published 4 months ago by TigerCat
These are good..better than the regular yellow pencils in stores..but I did not find them as dark as I wanted. They are maybe about 4 shaded darker . Read morePublished 7 months ago by S.Varma
I have bought several brands of wooden pencils and I have written with many so I know what I am talking about when it comes to pencils. These are horrible. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Bob
The lead is strong yet smooth to write. Quite exactly a #2 HB. The eraser works for the entire life of the pencil. No need to carry extra erasers.Published 10 months ago by Dr Rajesh Padhi