Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Newman Pencils

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This thing with Newman started with my attempt to find a pencil to go with my two zebra ball points on the left. These are great pens that use the F-701 zebra refills. I just had no pencil to go with them. Then I found Newman pencils. Made in Japan, well constructed, all metal and work great. All three are 0.5mm. I know nothing about the Newman company. These three pencils are from the 80s and 90s and have very nice designs. They still have the pin in the eraser for clearing lead. I found two sellers on eBay but no real info on the company. They do stand out, the one on the far right is the Newman 1000 SP Drafting pencil and looks like it could be a high end drafting pencil. The black and gold color grip is great. The middle one is the Newman 2000 Wave and the one on the left is the Newman 2000 and the best match for my zebra pens. I may pick up one more before they are gone. Any info on the Newman company would be appreciated. Add them all to your collection.


  1. Wow, those really do go well with the Zebras. Much better than a Zebra Z-series pencil would.

  2. I've got a few Newmans and likewise know nothing about them. I've always just assumed they were a brand, getting their products from some OEM source.

  3. I don't have any Newmans (yet) but as Kiwi-d said I think they outsource their products. The first two were probably made by Pilot, the grip on the first pencil has the same engravings of the Pilot H-3000 and the pocket clip on the second pencil, the 2000 Wave, looks exactly the same used on many Pilot models, including a couple stainless steel I have. As for the 1000 SP drafting pencil I have never seen that design on any other brand so I assume it's a Newman exclusive... the pocket clip looks like a Pentel tough. Despite all this they sure must be very good.