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Monday, April 9, 2007

Caran D'Ache Fixpencil: Where do you buy them?

I live in the Boston area. I want to buy one (1) Caran D'Ache Fixpencil 2mm leadholder.

Not hard, right?

The only place I can find them is from an online store in Switzerland.

Help?

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14 comments:

  1. I bought 2 at Pearl Paint in NYC 5 or 6 years ago. Unfortunately, I've lost the pointers (end caps) from both. I went by Pearl this morning, and a salesperson told me they no longer carry them. Still, you might want to call the store in Boston to see if they have any old stock. I think I'll check the one in NJ this weekend. Worst case scenario, I found this St. Paul MN online store that sells them for $15.00 which should be a reasonible price even with shipping.http://www.wetpaintart.com/ecommcaran2.asp

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  2. I bought 2 at Pearl Paint in NYC 5 or 6 years ago. Unfortunately, I've lost the pointers (end caps) from both. I went by Pearl this morning, and a salesperson told me they no longer carry them. Still, you might want to call the store in Boston to see if they have any old stock. I think I'll check the one in NJ this weekend. Worst case scenario, I found this St. Paul MN online store that sells them for $15.00 which should be a reasonible price even with shipping.

    http://www.wetpaintart.com/ecommcaran2.asp

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  3. P.S. If you see any shops that sell parts let me know. I'd really like to replace those two pointers.

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  4. Hi,Regarding the Caran d'Ache Fixpencil with 2 mm lead:The best price seems to be at swissmade.com, especially if you order several in order to defray postage cost. Cost per pen $10.30 US, plus shipping.Also, "inoshishi" sells fixpencils on EBay. The one most recently auctioned went for about $20 US plus shipping.If you google "fixpencil" you'll find a place that sells them at ten for $170 US + shipping.Suggestion: Buy only the black ones because the matte finish makes for a good grip. Also, the Fixpencil 22 is better than the Fixpencil 77 in this regard. I have several of both, but use the 22's th most.

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  5. Hi,

    Regarding the Caran d'Ache Fixpencil with 2 mm lead:

    The best price seems to be at swissmade.com, especially if you order several in order to defray postage cost. Cost per pen $10.30 US, plus shipping.

    Also, "inoshishi" sells fixpencils on EBay. The one most recently auctioned went for about $20 US plus shipping.

    If you google "fixpencil" you'll find a place that sells them at ten for $170 US + shipping.

    Suggestion: Buy only the black ones because the matte finish makes for a good grip. Also, the Fixpencil 22 is better than the Fixpencil 77 in this regard. I have several of both, but use the 22's th most.

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  6. Recently got some Fixpencil 2 mm and 3 mm lead holders from Wet Paint Art (only place I was able to find that carried the 3mm and even the 4 mm size Fixpencils of the Caran D'ache Museum line in the USA). They recently revamped their website, so the above link no longer works. Happy pencil hunting!


    http://www.wetpaintart.com/thumbnail.asp?cid=122

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  7. Recently got some Fixpencil 2 mm and 3 mm lead holders from Wet Paint Art (only place I was able to find that carried the 3mm and even the 4 mm size Fixpencils of the Caran D'ache Museum line in the USA). They recently revamped their website, so the above link no longer works. Happy pencil hunting!


    http://www.wetpaintart.com/thumbnail.asp?cid=122

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  8. You can get 3mm leads at Laguna Art Supply 949 494 8867

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  9. Caran d'Ache Fixpencil with Sharpener - 2mm

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  10. they have a Online store https://www.montgomerypens.com/product_d

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  11. Lee Valley Tools carry the 3mm Fix pencil and parts.

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  12. Lee Valley Tools carry the 3mm Fix pencil and parts.

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  13. I have founf an adress at
    http://www.ipenstore.com/servlet/the-3041/Caran-d%27Ache-%2377-160/Detail
    Good luck. The longer version suites me very well, especially holding it under the hand.

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