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Old 10-06-2012, 22:51   #89
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Originally Posted by steveksux View Post
Man, those things are ugly. There's something elegant about the smoothly sculpted edges of a #2 pencil... They're way more reliable.

I remember in the academy, they used to say you line up 25 recruits taking a test with automatic pencils, and one of them is going to jam up on them sometime during the test.

That was back around 1980 though. I think some of the new mechanicals have finally proven to be reliable enough. They're still ugly though.

You're right. I mean, for duty, I keep my semi-automatic mechanical pencil fully loaded with the HB high performance 0.7mm lead refills, in the nylon pocket holster.

However, for dress occasions, nothing looks more right than a cop sporting an old fashioned wood framed No. 2 pencil in a low slung swivel basketweave pencil holder.
Originally Posted by blueiron:
I've said it before and I'll say it here: they'd look better with lividity.
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