21 Comments

  1. Great review! I’ve always enjoyed these pencils, although it’s mostly for their high-quality core. I think they can be ugly as all get-out due to the stamping issues — plus, the “look” of the pencils seems to change constantly. Don’t know what’s up with that — maybe different production sites? It certainly doesn’t lend itself to the consistent look one associates with most brands, especially pencils. Still, I would pass up MANY pencils out there today to cross the street and get one of these to write with!

  2. Trish

    I picked up a pack of these at my local Target just for a look-see. I have to say they’re not too bad. Definitely not my holy grail favorite, but a solid workhorse that I wouldn’t get sniffly about if I lost one.

    American made to boot–always wins my vote.

  3. steve gunter

    I bought a pak yesterday and have used them constantly since…right there with General 555 or Tombow 2B or General Cedar Pointe in my humble opinion…

  4. Amin

    i live in Iran and i think USA is a heaven for pencil lovers. hear we don’t have many pencils or sharpeners you have reviewed, for example KUM sharpeners, i like them but thre is not any in Iran or these yellow pencils either. at last i enjoy your website. because of the word “revolution” in your site name hear it has been filtered and it’s hard for me to reach hear :) but i enjoy reading your website

    sorry for my weak english

  5. Definitely a great review. I’ve definitely noticed these at Target, and have stayed away from them because, well, they look and are priced like those crappy Office Depot-brand pencils, so I just assumed they performed like them, too! I’ll have to pick up a pack next time I’m at Target.

  6. Mary

    I buy these pencils because they are made in the USA. I always look for products made in America and will buy them exclusively if the price is not too high. I have spoke with the manager of the bookstore at the college I attend about selling only American made pencils. She checked with her suppliers and none of them had an American made pencil in the supply menu. I gave her the names of the companies, including this one, that make pencils in the US, and she is checking into it. You should have someone in your marketing department promoting these and other American made school supplies to the school supply companies. I am planning on promoting them myself to the local school districts.

    • Hi, Mary. Very glad to hear about your enthusiasm for American pencils. I feel the same way. We’re not the manufacturer, but I’ll pass your suggestion onto our contact at the company who sent us the pencils. While not the greatest pencils in the world, the Write Dudes pencils put USA-made pencils in the big-box stores where so many people do their back-to-school shopping. If not for these folks, an entire generation would miss out.

  7. Mary Thurow

    I bought some of these pencils at Wallmart. Instead of yellow they were a shiny silver-gold color. My kindergarteners loved the color. I can’t find any except yellow now. Help! Can I order some of these?

  8. Barb

    Not impressed with these pencils. I do a lot of erasing and these pencils, because they are skinnier than a normal sized pencil will not hold an eraser. Will not buy again.

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