Run a mile, I guess, unless it happens to be a navy blue Mars Lumograph 2886.
These were coupled with HB grade Lumos, and I got both for the price of one so I thought I scored a good deal… except that I’m now stuck with a dozen of these superhard leads. What do you do with them? I asked a friend of mine who is a designer and had at one time been a full-time, gallery-sponsored artist, whose tool of choice had been 9H pencils – and she says that a sharpish 8H can be a lady’s weapon of choice on dark and dangerous streets. Better than pepper spray? In any case, I can only think of one other use – and that is to display them on shelves and walls as objets d’art. Should I take up Lithography or Topography, as Staedtler suggests?