I was curious how much lead would fit in a TWSBI mechanical pencil, so I recorded my adventures as I crammed as much lead as I could find into it. Spoiler alert, it’s a lot. But it’s the journey that is the reward, you’re getting to see my unedited reaction to the discovery! It’s a pretty silly video, but I had fun making it, and you may enjoy watching it.

I also did a full review of the TWSBI mechanical pencil here, so be sure to check that out.

I do have a question for you pencil folks, how much lead is good to keep in your pencil? It’s obviously good to have a pretty hefty amount in there, but too much and it jams. What do you find is ideal? I’m just curious, really.

Write On,
Brian Goulet