I’ve been made fun of for using these. “Why don’t you just use a regular pencil?”
Well, I’ll tell you why. I like the solid, square feel of these in my hand. Sure they’re a pain to sharpen. You have to use a knife or utility blade, or else use a specialized sharpener that will inevitably get lost. But I think they’re actually quite handy. I started using them in the workshop and on jobsites, for the uses for which they’re intended. Namely, drawing cut lines on pieces of wood. But I’ve taken to keeping them with me all the time, and using them in the office, at work, and even keeping one in my computer bag. I know – what’s more analog than using a pencil in the digital age? Guess I’m just old fashioned.