I have some updates here for five previous blogs, where I have purchased pencils that would have gone with these blogs. In the near future, I will go in and update the previous blogs with these newly acquired, but not necessarily new, pencils.
P205D & P205B Sharp Pencils
Originally published April 29, 2017
P205D (Gen 2) Green
I purchased this pencil about 2 weeks after I published this blog. It looks to be a very clean Generation 2 pencil, although it is possible that this is actually a Generation 3 that has had the printing removed. But I can find no traces of the printing being wiped off or scrubbed off, so I am designating it as a Generation 2.
P205B (Gen 5) Burgandy
I found this pencil 2 months after this blog went up. I am not sure when this was released, but it is not in the 1985 US Catalog, but it is in the 1990-1991 US Catalog, so sometime in that 5 year period.
Originally published July 17. 2017
P207C (Gen 1) – Short Tip
Prior to September 2018, when I acquired this pencil, I had assumed that the oldest version of the P207C was the Generation 1A, since “P205” was molded into the cutout, and they stamped the bottom with the size “0.7 m/m”. My assumption was that they did that so that there would be no confusion about what size this really was.
Apparently, I was wrong, and they did release the P207C before they started stamping the size on the bottom. This is a very clean pencil that does not look like it ever had anything stamped on the bottom, so I have designated it as a Generation 1.
P207C (Gen 2) – Short Tip
In August 2017, again, 2 weeks after the blog, I got this pencil, which confirmed that Pentel did carry the Short Tip over to the Generation 2 pencils for the P207C, just like they did for the P205A pencils.
Japanese Older Releases & Oddities
Originally posted December 11, 2017
P325A (Gen 3) – Blank
Prior to this year, I had never found one of these up for sale, although I knew of other people who had one of these. Then 2 months ago, I found it for sale in Japan, when I was also purchasing some other pencils.
Since this series of pencils does not have any printing on the sides, up until Generation 5, and the molded size is a characteristic of Generations 2 & 3, I decided to go a little conservative on the dating and call this one a Generation 3.
Photo from collection of Valter dos Santos Junior of Brazil
The above picture shows a wider variety of the P32x pencils, of which I only have a few.
Pentel Stein P303S / P305S Pencils
Originally posted January 1, 2018
P305S-CW (Gen 6)
P305S-DW (Gen 6)
P305S-PW (Gen 6)
I purchased the above 3 pencils in August 2018, which left me still needing the Orange version of this.
P305S-FW (Gen 6)
In January 2019, I found a full set of these for sale and purchased them, so that I could complete my collection, and also replace the Black version that did not have a sticker, since all of these did.
Custom Pentel P205 Pencils
Originally posted October 14, 2018
As you might be able to tell, I really like the Spoke pencils, especially the Spoke 4. My original purchase had an Anodized Aluminum grip, and my second purchase was of the Titanium (shiny) grip.
All of the Spoke 4 pencils I have purchased have the 8.3 mm size grip, with 0.5 mm lead. All Spoke 4 pencils have an aluminum body.
Spoke 4 Blue Body / Brass Grip
I purchased this in October 2018 because I decided I wanted to try the heaviest grip. Once I received it, I decided to change out the Tip and Cap from an extra Gilded series pencil that I had.
Spoke 4 Black Body / Stainless Steel Grip
In December 2018, I decided to go ahead and get the last of the grip materials that I did not have. I decided on the Black Body, just to give it a clean look.
Spoke 4 Purple Body / Sand-Blasted Titanium Grip
In April of this year, Brian Conti released a new color body and a new grip. I decided I wanted both. This is currently my go-to pencil at work.
And, just to show them all together…