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Black Warrior pencils are very good but are hard to find. As good as they are they were even better back in the 80's when they were made by Berol. I still have some old ones (Berol BW #372) and save them for use in a compass.
I have switched to Pentel mechanical pencils. .5mm for writing, skeching and cabinet work, .7 for carpentry work. It takes a while to get the feel for them so your'e not always breaking the leads (HB grade)
If it takes me twice as long to build something, does that make it "Half Fast" ?
I have not been able to locate a seller with any remaining stock. If you run across any, please let me know.
For what it's worth, I contacted PaperMate and their reply was as follows:
Thank you for taking the time to contact us about your Mirado Black Warrior Pencil. We appreciate you taking the time to further discuss your experience with our product. Your feedback is important to us, as it helps us to learn more about potential challenges so we can provide you with high quality, performance driven products.
Unfortunately, we no longer manufacture Mirado Black Warrior Pencil in the # 2.5. We do, however, make Mirado Classic Pencil in the #2.5 that has many of the characteristics of the Mirado Black Warrior Pencil.
We are continually evaluating and improving the products we offer to deliver the highest quality, best performing brands available today. Your continued interest in Mirado Black Warrior Pencil will be communicated to our marketing department.
Deep Creek Builders, Inc.