So after making a metric ton of Scribes for our Kickstarter backers, we’ve been looking for a way to upgrade our Scribe to be a bit more rugged, as the standard click pencil lead breaks easily. Enter the Scholar. In the scholar we use a much nicer Parker style pen mechanism along with a 2mm artist style pencil lead. Why 2mm? Well during my many years in college studying to be an artist I fell in love with 2mm lead holders as they can hold one of 20 different types of artist grade leads like these. So I was more than ecstatic to find a hardware set that used my favorite leads :). These kinds of pencils are great for sketching and graphite work and we include 2B lead which is a good all around hardness. This makes for an excellent gaming pencil for marking on character sheets or keeping track of initiative thanks to the strong 2mm lead.