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The Old Geezer
Please Excuse My Absence

I have not blogged since July of 2015 due to the fact that my Lovely Wife was diagnosed with 2 types of cancer. A new case of breast cancer which has metastasized and gone to her bones, mainly her back. She had a mastectomy of her left breast which showed the type of cancer that was in her bones. She has been taking an oral med. every day and she has a port under her skin to receive a liquid med. She has gone through one round of radiation treatments to stop some pain in her back. That gave her GERD and the med for that was nasty tasting. The bone cancer has caused the vertebra in her lower back to pinch her left sciatic nerve causing her pain, numbness and foot drag. She also has skin cancer that has only been partly addressed.

I have been busy taking care of her as the treatments have left her weak and sickly. She can not drive so I have to drive her to her appointments and treatments. I also have to do all the cooking and most of what cleaning we do. So I do not have a lot of time for blogging. However the installment of the review of the Schaeffer Ultrafine 0.3mm pencil marks what I hope will be a new review every month. However some of my future reviews may seem familiar as they may be a review of a pencil or pen that I have reviewed before just in another size due to my limited collection of writing instruments and the economic state of our nation.

I am grateful to George Fox for wanting me to do a review of another one of his pencils. I think that as a reader of my humble blog, may fine of interest as the Schaeffer Ultra Fine is a very unusual pencil.

So please excuse my absence and as a reader of my humble blog I hope that you enjoy the review of this unique pencil.

Coming Soon...

Thank you,

The Old Geezer.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

June/July Giveaway

Well, hello Miss Tussy Pink!  I heard that you had joined the staff here at Pens And Pencils!  You are a most welcome addition to our staff!

"Hello, Geezer.  Thank you for that adorable welcome!"

What's you got there, Tussy?

"Well, Geezer, this was supposed to be Junes giveaway but seeing as how June is almost over..."

Awe!  That's right!  I've been out of touch for so long that I'd almost forgotten all about it!  So I guess we'll just have to make it June/July's giveaway, won't we?

"That looks like the only thing you can do, Geezer!"

Well, Tussy, you just stand there looking pretty and I'll tell the readers about the Ohto pencil that your holding!

"Oh, Geezer!  You're so charming!"

OK, readers, up for grabs this time is a gently used out of production Ohto Promecha 1000/07, OP-1007, 0.7 mm drafting pencil.  This pencil features an adjustable length 4 mm lead sleeve, a rubber grip, lead grade indicator and an all black finish.  The pencil is in great condition except in one area.  There is a gouge on the rubber grip as shown in the photo.

I don't know if there is a replacement for the rubber grip available however the thin rubber grip can be removed, if with a little effort.  So, if a replacement can be found or a substitute, such as black heat shrink, used the rubber grip can be removed.  But other than that the pencil is in great shape!  It eve has the original sticker still attached.

The Ohto weights 20.2 grams and is 148.66mm long.  It is 7.56mm in diameter st the body and 10.35mm at the grip.  There is a clean out rod under the eraser however being 0.7mm I doubt that it will ever be needed.

The two photos show the lead sleeve in both the extended and retracted positions.

But that's not all!  The lead reservoir is filled with 12 pieces of grade B lead.  I'm also including three 12 piece tubes of grade B lead as well!  That's 48 pieces of lead!

So, how do you enter the giveaway?  Simple, just leave a comment to this post before midnight July 9th, 2010.  That simple.  Only if you sign in as Anonymous, then please, in the body of your comment, leave some name or handle that you can be ID'd from so, if you win, I can identify you!

That's it.  Check back after midnight July 9th (which is actually the 10th) to see if you've won!


Peter Mac said...

Oooohhh... These look nice. Like the adjustable lead sleeve, and I reckon 0.7mm is the best all-round lead size.

AndersT said...

Nice one! I love Ohto MP's, but never actually owned one. This could be my chance...

Harneet said...

Shameless: I want one!

M said...

Ohhhh I'd love to win that :) Count me in!

George said...

Never seen it in black so we would love to add it to the supply room collection. Count us in.

JPasquini said...

Free stuff? Check.

Pencil? Check.

0.7mm lead? Check.

Count me in!

Vu said...

This pencil looks sexy!

Anonymous said...

Great prize! Good luck for all!!!

Marco Bona

Razide17 said...

The Ohto Promecha 1000/07 looks like it means business and has a has a stealthy hi-tech style to it.

Always looking for an opportunity to add another 0.7mm mech pencil to the collection.

Anonymous said...

IvanR here, never tried one of these. Might be nice.

The Archer said...

Great giveaway and great pencil!

Kiwi-d said...

OK, count me in.

K said...

That looks excellent. Count me in.

The Old Geezer said...

OK The contest is officially over. Time to pick a winner. And the winner is... Number 3! The third comment was submitted by Harneet. Harneet you have until midnight Wednesday, July 14th to send me an email with your name and address so I can mail your winnings! Congrats!