Incra Rule: a ruler with tiny holes to mark exact lengths

Marketed to engineers and carpenters, Incra's rulers have tiny stenciled holes for every fraction to make it impossible to mess up length markings. I got one to make puzzle boxes, but it's now on my office desk as my daily driver and will probably outlive me. The standard 12" model comes in at $25 and I can vouch for it, but there's a knockoff by General Tools that's just $10. I assume it's basically the same thing, but if you look closely on the product photos, the holes are somewhat larger. Read the rest

Pocket notebooks bound in wood

I'm a sucker for this sort of thing! At $10 for three, it's a perfectly good deal, but I'd pay double for unbranded. Read the rest

The best pen

According to Wirecutter's survey of top pen bloggers, it's the Uniball Jetstream.

My own favorite, the Pilot Precise (pictured above) comes in joint second place.

Of course, there's rarely any reason not to just use a pencil. Read the rest

The "Perfect Pencil"

Faber Castell's Perfect Pencil is described by the ad copy as "the culmination of the history of the pencil", which somehow does not quite prepare one for the eye-watering $240 price tag—or that of the $500 gift set! Don't worry, though: refills are only $50. [via Uncrate]

Previously: The new Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil is a fine tribute to the Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602. Read the rest

Fire Spotter notebook

Field Notes' lovely but inexpensive pocket jotters now come in stiff-cover red. Read the rest