I was waiting for Jeff in Long Island and tried small leftover Conte pencil, sort of charcoal, I think, on this brown paper. Works nice on it, but messy. Good for fast impressions. On the top I drew weird crooked old advertising pencil Koranda Well. On the clip it said Wings. It is bent in pleasant way, sits comfortable in my hand. Takes 1.18 lead, I put in from 1940 stock.