If a pencil is rated #2, it’s a #2 pencil.
No, it’s not.
The #2 pencil has to be a really high quality. This is why #2 pencils are called #1, $1,000 and $2,000 pencils. When it comes to the best quality of pencils for writing purposes, a $3,000 pencil is just as good as the $2,000+ quality pencils for writing purposes.
Why do some people seem to swear by #2 pencils?
Those who swear by pencils do so for a few different reasons that can vary. The most common reason is that it’s an extra long pencil. If you want more pens, pencils, markers and paper to use, you need extra pens. If you want faster writing without the need to pause for a moment, you’re going to have a hard time doing so with pencils, especially if they’re a big stick or ballpoint type.
Others swear by the look of the #2 pencil rather than the ability to write. Some will never use a #2, because if you look too closely, there are tiny dents and dents are easy to find. However, if you do a good job of putting the dot down at the end of a pencil’s edge, which many people forget, you’ll notice this. And many will also swear by the feel of the pencil versus the speed of their writing.
The other explanation is that they have had more experience with different pencils, which gives them a better feel for the finer details. With most pencils, you need to put the dot down very quickly, but some are so smooth and easy to write with that you can easily write very quickly.
What is a #2 pencil rated?
There are a number of factors that go into determining the rating of a pencil. One of them is how durable it is. Another is how it is packed. Some pencils are made from rubber, which is fairly strong, and it won’t break unless it is abused. Others are made from various metals such as brass and bronze. However, as the ratings are given out to different manufacturers, manufacturers will be more focused on creating pencils with the highest rating. So, if the manufacturer of a pencil states that it is rated #1, with 1 being the best, then it is probably a #1 pencil, regardless of what the manufacturer tells you.