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Best true dark pencil, and how to sharpen charcoal.

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Best true dark pencil, and how to sharpen charcoal.

Postby Nordic beast » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:14 pm

What's the name of the better true dark pencils out there, and how do you sharpen soft charcoal without breaking it?
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Re: Best true dark pencil, and how to sharpen charcoal.

Postby drkangas » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:54 am

Generals 9xxb is the darkest graphite that I know of. It gets very dark withhout the graphite shine. The only way I can sharpen soft charcoal without breaking it is to shave the wood casing off with a razor blade and sharpen with sandpaper paddle.

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Re: Best true dark pencil, and how to sharpen charcoal.

Postby Nordic beast » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:14 am

Thank you very much!!! I've broken it several times trying a sharpener!
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