Best erasers in the world: The Best Erasers | JetPens

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The Best Erasers | JetPens

Hwarang Design Art Soft EraserBlockHighMediumThin clumpsYes/Yes
Hwarang Hi-Tech ErasersBlockHighMediumThin clumpsYes/Yes
Hwarang Soft Jumbo ErasersBlockHighMediumThin clumpsYes/Yes
Iwako Novelty ErasersNoveltyMediumMediumSmall pieces of dustYes/Yes
Kokuyo Campus Student Eraser – For 2B LeadBlockHighMediumThin clumpsYes/No
Kokuyo Campus Student Eraser – For B/HB LeadBlockHighMediumThin clumpsYes/No
Kokuyo Kadokeshi ErasersNoveltyMediumMediumFat clumpsYes/Yes
Kokuyo Miri 5-Function Eraser5-Point Star ShapeMediumMediumFat clumpsYes/Yes
Kokuyo Resare ErasersBlockHighMediumThin clumpsYes/No
Milan Gigante Synthetic Rubber EraserLarge BlockHighMediumThin clumpsN/A
Nakabayashi Logical EraserBlockHigh/MediumMediumLong stripsYes/No
Pelikan Super Pirat Ink Eradicator PenPenHighHighSmall clumps and torn paperN/A
Pentel Ain Clic Knock Triangular ErasersPencilHighHighSmall clumps of dustYes/Yes
Pentel Ain Sala Hi-Polymer ErasersThin BlockMediumMediumFat clumpsYes/Yes
Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Erasers – Dust-GatheringBlockHighMediumClumps dust together; dusty to touchYes/Yes
Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Erasers – Light-ErasingBlockHighMediumClumps dust togetherYes/Yes
Pentel Hi-Polymer Ain Eraser – BlackBlockHighMediumThin StripsYes/Yes
Pentel Hi-Polymer EraserBlockHighMediumFat clumpsYes/Yes
Pentel Hyperaser Clic Ink EraserPencilMediumHighFine dustYes/Yes
Pilot Foam EraserBlockHighMedimClumps dust together; dusty to touchYes/No
Prismacolor Kneaded Rubber EraserKneadedMediumHighNoneNo/No
Rotring Rapid B20 EraserBlockMediumMediumThin clumpsNo/No
Rotring Rapid TB20 EraserBlockLowMediumFat clumpsNo/No
Sakura Arch Foam EraserBlockHighMediumThin clumpsNo/No
Sakura Foam EraserBlockHighMediumThin clumpsNo/No
Sakura Sumo Grip ErasersBlockHighMediumThin clumpsYes/Yes
Sakura Sumo Grip Electric Eraser ElectricHighHighSmall clumps of dustYes/Yes
Seed Animal Balance Game Eraser SetNoveltyMediumMediumSmall pieces of dustYes/Yes
Seed Clear Radar 100 EraserBlockLowMediumSmall pieces of dust, smearsYes/Yes
Seed Radar ErasersBlockHighMediumThin clumpsYes/Yes
Seed Graph Eraser – For ColorBlockHighMediumThin clumpsYes/No
Seed Graph Eraser – RadarBlockHighMediumThin clumpsYes/No
Seed Kneadable Eraser – NormalKneadedMediumHighNoneYes/Yes
Seed Slendy + Super Slim Knock ErasersPenMediumMediumSmall clumpsYes/Yes
Seed Super Gold High Class Rubber EraserBlockHighMediumThin clumpsNo/Yes
Shachihata Artline Blox Stick ErasersPencilMediumMediumSmall clumpsYes/Yes
Staedtler Mars Plastic EraserBlockMediumMediumSmall clumps; smearsYes/Yes
Staedtler Rasoplast Black EraserBlockHighMediumSmall pieces of dustYes/Yes
Tombow Mono 2way Correction Tape + EraserPenHighMediumSmall clumpsYes/Yes
Tombow Mono ErasersBlockHighMediumSmall clumpsYes/Yes
Tombow Mono Dust Catch EraserBlockHighMediumSmall clumpsYes/Yes
Tombow Mono Knock 3. 8 ErasersPenHighHighSmall clumpsYes/Yes
Tombow Mono Light EraserBlockHighMediumSmall clumpsYes/Yes
Tombow Mono More Light Touch EraserBlockHighMediumSmall clumpsYes/Yes
Tombow Mono Non Dust EraserBlockHighMediumSmall clumpsYes/Yes
Tombow Mono One Holder ErasersPenHighMediumSmall clumpsYes/Yes
Tombow Mono Sand EraserBlockMediumMediumFine dustYes/No
Tombow Mono Sand & Rubber EraserBlockMediumMediumFine dustYes/No
Tombow Mono Stick ErasersPenHighMediumSmall clumpsYes/Yes
Tombow Mono Study EraserBlockHighMediumThin clumpsYes/Yes
Tombow Mono Tough EraserBlockMediumMediumSmall clumpsYes/Yes
Tombow Mono Zero ErasersPencilMedium, but preciseHighShort stripsYes/Yes
Uni Boxy EraserBlockHighMediumThin stripsYes/Yes
Uni Color EraserBlockHighMediumSmall clumpsYes/No
Uni NanoDia Erasers for KidsBlockHighMediumFat clumpsYes/No

Tombow Mono Study Eraser | JetPens

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$1.75

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DescriptionSpecificationsQuestions & Answers
Perfect for students and artists, this eraser works well even on soft, dark lead grades like 4B and 6B, which are hard to erase with ordinary erasers.

Features:

  • Sturdy, break-resistant eraser.
  • Eraser sleeve with multiple convenient features:
    • Notched corners that don’t dig in to the eraser.
    • Grooves for improved grip.
    • Perforations that let you shorten the sleeve as the eraser gets used up.
    • A space for writing your name.
  • Phthalate free.
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Model NumberTOMBOW EK-SY
ManufacturerTombow
Eraser Color White
Eraser Material Plastic
Quantity in Pack 1
Size – Depth 1. 3 cm / 0.5 inches
Size – Length 4.0 cm / 1.6 inches
Size – Width 2.7 cm / 1.1 inches
Sleeve Color White
Weight – With Packaging 0.56 oz / 16 grams

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September 27, 2021

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This eraser is great at cleanly and quickly erasing my mistakes with not much pressure. I really like that the “eraser droppings” clump together, even when erasing large areas. This makes clean up very easy. The only drawback is once you use it and wear down the edges, precision erasing can be difficult, but I have kept one side for precision erasing and use the other for larger areas. Overall, it is a great little eraser!

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I love this little guy!. ..

August 13, 2021

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I love this little guy! I am hard on erasers. I have big man-hands and my writing tends to be very dark, especially when I use soft core pencils like Blackwings. This unassuming eraser handles soft graphite well and removes all marks, even when the tooth of the paper is flattened. I have tried all of the Tombow Monos (they’re all great) and this is my favorite. I wish it came it a bit larger size, but given its performance, I can overlook that issue.

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Hwarang Design Art Soft Eraser

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$1.05

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DescriptionSpecifications
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Made from soft, latex-free plastic, this versatile eraser is suitable for art as well as writing. Inspired by Chinese mahjong pieces, its shape and size are designed to be easy to grasp. This eraser is eco-friendly, made using green manufacturing processes, and safe, containing no detectable levels of phthalate.Compare Colors & Sizes
Model NumberHWARANG 100AR
ManufacturerHwarang
Eraser Color Light Brown
Eraser Material Plastic
Quantity in Pack 1
Size – Depth 1.6 cm / 0.6 inches
Size – Length 4.1 cm / 1.6 inches
Size – Width 2.5 cm / 1.0 inches
Weight – With Packaging 0.96 oz / 27 grams

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So simple, so plain, most people would just pass an eye on it without 2nd thought, but this is a cool little gem. It erases so clean with little effort. I was really impressed.

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February 26, 2018

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I bought this eraser as a joke gift for my boyfriend (who was also made in Korea), but he actually ended up being really impressed with the quality of it. I might just have to go back and buy one for myself!

12 people found this helpful

A very good all around…

July 19, 2007

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A very good all around eraser. Smaller than the Large (200A) Hwa Rang and requires less effort to erase with. This is a perfect eraser if you are looking for a good mix between soft and hard with good erasing ability. The size of this eraser makes it very good for more precise erasing. Dimensions: 3.2cm long, 2.1cm wide, 1.1 cm tall.

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It’s a decent eraser,. ..

June 29, 2018

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It’s a decent eraser, but isn’t that great. It erases decently, I suppose, and it has a mid-range amount of shavings.

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By far, one of my favorite…

April 14, 2018

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By far, one of my favorite erasers ever. It cleans the page without damaging the surface of the paper.

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12 Best Erasers Reviewed and Rated in 2021

It is easy to get confused when you’re looking for an eraser in your local art supplies shop or online stores. Each eraser should all function the same way, right? But when you start using it, the eraser spreads the graphite and pigments. Your artwork is ruined!

You don’t need to stress yourself when you make mistakes. It is not impossible to keep your illustrations neat as you sketch them.

You can start by learning how each eraser works on a dry medium and paper so you can choose the best eraser to scrub out those marks.

If you don’t know a lot about erasers, then you’re in luck. I’m featuring different erasers that you can buy for your next illustration projects!

Best Eraser Reviews

1. Pentel ZEh20PC10 Hi-Polymer Block Eraser

Truly versatile, this high-quality yet budget-friendly block eraser has found its way into the classrooms, art studios, and offices. Perhaps, I’m biased because it’s my favorite. But I’m confident that I can convince you why it’s a good pencil if you factor in versatility.

As the product description says, this latex-free eraser is gentle towards most types of paper and canvas, as well as your skin. But let me turn your attention to its strongest feature: Its ability to scrub out erasable mediums neatly. I’m impressed by how it can lift light-colored pencil pigments, charcoal, and pencil marks.

One advantage for students is that this eraser scrubs out those mistakes faster to finish their tests within the time limit. On the other hand, I can see that professional artists will love the fact that this eraser does not smudge or smear.

Also, this eraser generates rolls of eraser residue that I can pick up with my hand. Whether I use it on a canvas or paper, it is easy to clean up. Where design is concerned, it does not fall apart when I get rough when I rub it. At the same time, the size gives me ample space to hold.

While I’m a fan of this eraser, I have to admit that it is a challenge to remove the dark, heavy layers of charcoal. That said, I use this for erasing faint grid marks that I draw on the canvas.

Pros

  • Gentle towards the skin
  • Quickly erases writing and faint marks
  • Provides ample space to grip
  • Suitable for class, office, and art applications
  • Affordable yet durable

Cons

  • Does not erase heavy layers of charcoal well

Whether you are a student, an office worker, an artist, or all of the above, this box of block erasers can clean up your mistakes! Besides its versatility, this product is best known for its durability.

2. Paper Mate 70521 Pink Pearl Erasers

Known for its classic design, the latex-free Paper Mate Pink Pearl has dominated every elementary school and office. It is amazing to see that virtually nothing has changed in this pink eraser since I was a child.

Considering that I get a dozen erasers in one box, it is very affordable. I can see that this is perfect for those who need to stock up on erasers for office or school supplies. As for me, I keep this box of Pink Pearl for myself so I don’t have to go out and buy erasers every now and then.

One of the highlights of this rubber eraser for pencil is its parallelepiped shape. Its narrow edges help me erase a word without accidentally scrubbing out the entire paragraph. At the same size, the size is big enough for an adult like me and for kids to hold it properly.

Besides the ease of use, I also find the Pink Pearl rather durable. While rubbing, I notice it slightly bends but it does not break apart. Even without a paper sleeve, it does not absorb the graphite and spread it across the paper. It eliminates the need for me to rub it on scrap paper to clean the eraser.

Moreover, this Pink Pearl produces less eraser dust, which is easier to clean up. Plus, it is gentle on paper. To prove this point, I ran a couple of tests and rub them on a cheap composition notebook, an index card, and a sketch paper. The surface of the sheets did not change.

In my experience, this pink eraser is great for removing pencil marks but it struggles with multiple layers of graphite. That said, I recommend this for school and office work.

Pros

  • Great for school and office supplies
  • Allows you to erase targeted areas
  • Provides substantial space for you to grip
  • Does not absorb graphite
  • Erases light pencil marks and writing cleanly

Cons

  • Struggles to erase thick layers of graphite

Ideal for students and office workers, these Paper Mate Pink Pearl erasers are durable yet gentle on paper. Moreover, its functional design allows you to erase a small portion of your writing or large areas.

3. Faber-Castell 127220 Kneaded Eraser

Made by Faber-Castell, this kneaded eraser may look small and soft. When it comes to erasing, however, it gets the job done!

Using this kneaded eraser is simple. I just stick-and-lift it to erase the graphite, colored pencils, and charcoal marks. I assure you that it does not spread the graphites and colored pencil pigments. Once I’m done, I just pull it to reveal the “cleaner” side and fold its body to keep it clean and ready to use for the next project.

Besides scrubbing out my mistakes, I can also lighten certain areas of my colored pencil or charcoal illustration. In effect, it lets me produce some highlights and enhance the contrast of my sketches.

On top of that, I like that this Faber-Castell kneaded eraser does not produce dust, which means that it is safe to use on canvas or toothy paper. Even if I rub it on the surface, it does not destroy the canvas and paper’s texture.

What I love about the Faber-Castell kneaded erasers is that I can stretch and squeeze them, or tear them apart because they are pliable. This particular brand is gooey, which allows me to form it into different shapes. As a result, I can erase the tiniest details, faint grid lines, and large areas of my sketches.

It comes with a plastic casing, which is especially useful for those who live in a hot climate. By nature, this type of eraser can get stickier so the container prevents them from collecting dust particles.

One thing to note about Faber-Castell kneaded erasers is that they absorb graphite and charcoal. After using this for a while, I ran out of clean surfaces so I had to buy a new one. However, that’s just how this product works.

Pros

  • Lifts graphite, colored pencil, and charcoal
  • Helps in producing highlights
  • Perfect for erasing pencil marks on a canvas
  • Can be molded into any shapes
  • Includes a plastic container

Cons

  • Picks up dirt and graphite

A must-have for any artist, you can use this Faber-Castell kneaded eraser for canvas sketches but it also works on most papers. Furthermore, it lets you erase small details by pulling the eraser and mold it into any shape you want.

4. Tombow 57321 MONO Eraser

Perfecting your work would mean making mistakes along the way but with Tombow MONO, you don’t have to throw away those precious sheets of paper! This pack of 5 soft plastic erasers is every student and artist’s best friend.

First of all, the Tombow MONO plastic eraser proves to be effective in erasing large areas and small details. Based on my experience, rubbing it on paper makes lifts the graphite marks in an instant. Therefore, removing large pencil sketches is not as painful. A light pressure does the trick!

Whether you use this in school or the studio, I can guarantee that the Tombow MONO will not tear the paper in your composition notebooks and sketchbooks. Because it does not smudge the graphite, it keeps my work neat. For students, this capability is especially useful, especially when making a mistake in answering an exam.

Furthermore, the rectangular shape of the Tombow MONO lets me use the corners to rub out targeted areas easily. At the same time, it is tightly wrapped in a paper sleeve, which prevents it from wiggling while I scrub out the pencil lines. Plus, it keeps the rest of the eraser clean.

My complaint is that the eraser’s size makes it a little hard to hold for those with big hands. To be fair, the Tombow MONO packaging does indicate that it is small. Still, it does a great job of erasing getting off nasty graphites.

Pros

  • Prevents smudging
  • Removes graphites instantly with light pressure
  • Does not damage the paper
  • Erases mistakes, big or small
  • The sleeve is wrapped tightly

Cons

  • It may be hard to hold for some people

If the size does not matter to you, then this Tombow MONO eraser may be just the right one for you. Beyond erasing, you can be sure that you will get a fresh, clean slate to restart your sketches or writing.

5. Sakura 50259 Sumo Grip Eraser

We know Sakura for its top-notch art products so it is only fair to set high expectations with this foam erasers pack. Boasting “new microporous foam technology,” Sakura Sumo Grip Erasers considered one of the suitable erasers for artists and students alike. Without getting into the geeky stuff, let’s talk about why it is useful for us.

Instead of specks of dust that regular erasers usually release, this foam eraser generates strands that are easier to brush off. But what fascinates me the most is that it can grab the graphite then traps it in the eraser. That said, it does not cause any smudging or leave gray spots so my paper is squeaky-clean.

At the same time, I like that the eraser keeps the paper’s texture in perfect condition for sketching or writing. No matter how many times or how hard I scrub it on the same spot, I’m assured that the texture of the paper remains unchanged. In other words, it keeps me from wasting paper.

The firmness of this eraser gives me the impression that it is durable. Based on experience, it does not break in half even if I apply more pressure. Besides, it erases graphite effectively with the lightest rub. Since the eraser is black, it does not look dirty the more I try to erase the graphite.

Plus, it has a sleeve that is wrapped tightly around the eraser so it does not slip through. Consequently, these features provide better control whenever I rub it. I find it easier to target specific areas and big sections of my illustration.

Overall, this eraser outperforms many brands but its only flaw is that it wears down quicker. Luckily, this pack comes with 4 erasers so you will not run out of erasers soon.

Pros

Keeps the graphite from smudging

  • Erases pencil marks with a light rub
  • Does not ruin the texture of the paper
  • Has a durable build
  • Makes erasing big and small sketches easy

Cons

  • Wears down quicker than other brands

Thanks to its firm body, this high-quality foam eraser gives you full control as you scrub those graphite marks away. More than that, it ensures that your paper’s texture is in top shape.

6. Paper Mate 73015 Pink Pearl Cap Erasers

Featuring another pink eraser from Paper Mate in this review, let’s look into the highlights of these pencil top erasers. One box contains 144 erasers and the price is just right.

Amazingly, these cap erasers fit most of the pencils that I have. Because it fastens securely onto the pencil, it does not wobble when I use it to erase. Moreover, the rubber does not rip apart when I attach it to my pencil.

As far as erasing quality is concerned, these Pink Pearl erasers are made of premium rubber. Hence, removing pencil marks with light scrubbing does not cause smudging. More importantly, it does not tear the paper even if I rub it several times.

Aside from pencil marks, this pink eraser can lift colored pencil pigments. Upon testing, I can see that it lightens or removes the pigment altogether. This capability is especially helpful when I want to add highlights to my artworks.

Despite its size, I’m surprised that one eraser lasts pretty long. Just imagine how long it will take you to finish up an entire box! Besides that, it is a space-saver since I don’t have to carry another block eraser when I go to work or school.

What I don’t like about this arrowhead cap eraser is that it does not erase thick layers of graphite well enough. For an artist, this can be frustrating. However, if you only need to erase your writing or faint pencil lines, this eraser is sufficient.

Pros

  • Removes graphite marks cleanly
  • Can be used to produce highlights
  • Fits most pencils
  • One eraser can last long
  • Perfect for traveling

Cons

  • Cannot lift thick layers of graphite completely

If you hate bringing a bulky block eraser, then consider getting this box of arrowhead cap erasers from Paper Mate. Although compact in size, it takes a while for one eraser to wear down!

7.

Mr. Pen Retractable Mechanical Eraser Pen

If you ask me, this latex-free retractable eraser is one of Mr. Pen’s most exciting products. Available in 6 different eye-catching colors, this pack of mechanical erasers is the perfect gift for kids, officemates, and friends.

Unlike block erasers, the design of these retractable erasers lets me grip the plastic body like I hold pencils. In conjunction with the sturdy eraser tip, I can control my strokes with more precision. This particular feature enables me to aim at small details when I eraser or add highlights when I’m drawing.

In general, I find this mechanical eraser very easy to use. All I have to do is click the button to release the eraser and click again to retract. Plus, replacing the eraser with a refill does not require any elaborate process.

Moreover, I like that the eraser can wipe out the pencil marks with less pressure and fewer rubs. Whether I use it on the thin pages of a notebook or heavyweight sketch papers, it cleans up my mistakes without affecting the texture of the paper. As a result, I can work faster without wasting my paper supply.

Another reason why I like this is that it helps me keep the eraser clean. Usually, dust and graphite tend to stick on eraser blocks or kneaded erasers. Since I can retract the eraser, I can keep it clean and ready to use.

My only gripe is that the product says that these are vinyl erasers but I find it hard to expunge heavy graphite layers. While the eraser refill is stiff, I’m annoyed by the scratching sound that it produces when I rub it.

Pros

  • Allows you to control your strokes
  • Very easy to use
  • Erases pencil marks with light pressure
  • Useful for adding highlights
  • Leaves the texture of the paper intact

Cons

  • Difficulty in erasing heavy layers of graphite
  • Produces noise when you rub it on paper

With these mechanical pencil erasers, you can eraser light grid marks or pencil writing more accurately. Not to mention, the design allows you to control your strokes better.

8. Prismacolor 1774265 Scholar Latex-Free Eraser

Free of latex and PVC, the Prisma Scholar is best known as a colored pencil eraser but it works well with graphite pencils, too! Knowing that this eraser is made by a popular art supplies brand, I’m sure it has a lot to offer.

As the product name implies, this Prismacolor eraser primarily caters to the needs of the students but it has features that are useful for artists. Its strength is that it effectively eliminates mistakes neatly. I’m impressed that it leaves no trace of the graphite on the paper.

When it comes to illustrations, this best pencil eraser not only removes the pigments of the colored pencil but also helps me achieve beautiful effects. For instance, I can blend two hues by lightening a color then apply another color on top of it. Despite that, it does not smudge or smear the pigments!

Beyond that, the eraser’s triangular shape makes it capable of removing everything on my paper. I use the round corners to reach the tiniest detail in my drawing. Meanwhile, the flat surface is great for scrubbing large areas in my sketch.

At first, I thought that this eraser would be difficult to hold but I was wrong about that! Its triangular body fits comfortably in my hand so I can erase with more precision. Whether I rub it lightly or add pressure, my hand does not feel sore after erasing.

Based on experience, I don’t have anything negative to say about this eraser. The only issue I found is that it produces quite a lot of crumbs but the product description says it emits ‘minimal dust’. With all the benefits that I get from this eraser, this is a small trade-off that I’m willing to overlook.

Pros

  • Very comfortable to hold
  • Eliminates pencil marks neatly
  • Effectively erases colored pencil pigments
  • Easily removes small details or the entire drawing
  • Allows artist to produce colored pencil effects

Cons

  • Generates a lot of eraser dust

Considering the fact that it erases graphite and colored pencil pigments, this seems like the most innovative pencil eraser in the world for students and artists. Besides scrubbing out those unwanted marks, the triangular shape makes the eraser extra-comfortable to hold.

9. Derwent 2301931 Battery-Operated Eraser

Electric eraser is one of those gadgets that we think we don’t need until we’ve actually tried it. Well, let me be the first to tell you why this high-quality battery-operated eraser is a must-have for every artist!

Thanks to its powerful motor, this electric eraser can erase everything I sketch with my pencils, colored pencils, and charcoals in seconds. Depending on the amount of pressure that I apply, I can either remove the marks or create highlights to add depth to my sketches. Sometimes, I would color an entire sheet of paper with charcoal or pencil and draw different shapes using this eraser.

Despite its strong torque, the eraser does not scuff nor tear the paper. Meanwhile, the eraser itself can lift unwanted marks without smudging the graphite or pigments. While it generates eraser dust, I just use a brush to sweep them off the paper.

Design-wise, I love that the body of the unit is comfortable to hold for both left and right-handed folks. Even better, the button is placed near the tip so I can press it with my index finger. Since it is not too heavy, I can move it in any direction and hold it for a little while to completely remove the thick layers of graphite without feeling any pain in my hand.

Furthermore, I love this battery-operated eraser because I don’t have to wait for it to be fully charged before using it. When I run out of batteries, I just replace them and I’m ready to go. For the record, the motor is highly-efficient so it will take a long time before you actually need to replace the batteries.

Lastly, this kit comes with some spare erasers but it is not hard to find eraser refills. Besides, the holder can fit other brands of eraser refills that you find in the market. The only issue I had with this gadget is that it tends to wobble but it’s nothing to worry about since it only happens a few times.

Pros

  • Capable of erasing unwanted marks neatly
  • Works on graphites, colored pencils, and charcoals
  • Suitable for left and right-handers
  • Can be used to enhance highlights
  • Can fit any eraser refills

An essential tool for artists, this battery-operated electric eraser makes your job a whole lot easier. Beyond erasing, this gadget comes in handy when you want to lighten your shading to enhance highlights in your illustrations.

10. Tombow 57315 Mono Zero Eraser

Loved by many artists, Tombow MONO’s fine point eraser takes art-making to a whole new level. Best of all, this affordable set comes with two refills inside the pen-style unit and applicators.

With the tip at 2.3mm, it is not hard to imagine how this Tombow MONO mechanical eraser can reach the finest details in your illustrations. As for me, I also use it to create highlights, refine the hair of the people or the fur of animals, and clean up the edges. More than that, I find this Tombow MONO a good eraser for colored pencils.

From what I observed, the Tombow MONO eraser is both sturdy and soft. Even if I press it harder onto the paper, it does not snap. Meanwhile, its softness ensures rubbing will not tear the paper. When I rub it against a watercolor paper, the texture of the surface remains the same!

Unlike block erasers, the Tombow MONO slim pen-style design enables me to zero in on a specific area without the eraser obscuring the view. Furthermore, the metal collar keeps the eraser steady while I scrub out the unwanted marks.

Despite using this frequently, the Tombow MONO eraser lasts pretty long but I’m more impressed at the fact that it removes the darkest pencil shading. Besides, the manufacturer also sells refills separately and they are available in most art supplies shops. That’s why I don’t worry about running out of erasers.

So far, the only disadvantage of the Tombow MONO eraser is that it holds the pigment of a colored pencil. If you don’t clean it or remove it with a pair of scissors, it will stain the paper. Other than that, I’m happy to report that my experience in using this pen-style eraser is generally positive!

Pros

  • Enables you to erase with more precision
  • Suitable for pencils and colored pencils
  • The slim body does not obscure the view while erasing
  • Comes with refills and applicators
  • Has a metal color to hold the eraser firmly

Cons

  • The eraser holds the colored pencil pigments

If precision is important to you, then consider adding this Tombow MONO pen-style mechanical stick eraser to your creative arsenal! Apart from cleaning up the edges and refining details, you can direct the eraser to the exact spot you want to erase.

11. Ticonderoga 38943 Pink Carnation Erasers

Looking for a versatile eraser that you can use for office, school, and kiddie art projects? Designed by the makes of the classic yellow pencils that most of us used when we were young, this pack of pink erasers can take care of the most stubborn marks on any surface.

Since these erasers are made of latex-free and non-toxic materials, they are safe for children. Even the eraser’s size makes it easy for both adults and kids to hold, especially when erasing large areas. On the other hand, the beveled edges and the corners let me remove the pencil lines without affecting the other parts of my sketches.

In terms of the product’s erasing capabilities, I’m amazed by how this pink eraser can lift pencil marks on different types of paper and even walls. Whenever I mark a spot on the wall with a pencil, I use this eraser to clean it up. It leaves the surface free of gray spots or smudges.

Although the eraser is not wrapped in a paper sleeve, I like that it does not accumulate dirt and graphite. While the material feels soft and smooth, it does not slip from my hand when I erase my drawing. Yet the eraser is also firm, which prevents it from splitting in half whenever I scrub intensely.

The only thing that I did not like about this eraser is that it generates quite a lot of eraser dust, which can be messy. If you are going to remove pencil marks on a canvas, it might take a while before you can brush off the crumbs completely.

Pros

  • Suitable for children
  • Has beveled shape for better control
  • Can remove pencil marks on paper and walls
  • Does not split in half while rubbing
  • Excellent for school, office, and art projects

Cons

  • Leaves plenty of eraser dust

With this pink eraser, no one will ever find out that you correct your mistakes multiple times. Whether you are an artist, a student, or an office worker, this pack of erasers will surely make your job easier.

12. Mr. Pen Art Eraser Set

Every artist needs different types of erasers so why don’t you try Mr. Pen’s pack of 9 erasers? Giving you everything you need to remove those nasty graphite marks, this product is an assortment of kneaded erasers, gum erasers, and vinyl erasers.

First, let’s talk about the kneaded erasers. I like that they are soft and pliable, which lets me mold them into different shapes so I can target specific areas. With a light dab on paper, it can lift pencil marks and colored pencils. Moreover, it helps lighten charcoal and pastel.

Next is the artist gum eraser. I find this particularly useful when I want to clean up the smudges and pencil lines. Plus, it also makes removing masking fluid easier whenever I work on watercolor paintings.

Last but not least is the latex-free vinyl eraser, which is also known as a plastic eraser. When I rub it on paper, it can wipe off the darkest graphite marks neatly. Personally, I use this more than the kneaded eraser and the gum eraser because of its versatility.

Whether I’m erasing a pencil writing in my notebook or a drawing in my sketchbook, this plastic eraser leaves no trace of my mistakes. Thus, I never have to tear a page just to redo my work. I also think that it will help students keep their papers neat when taking tests in school.

Without a doubt, this eraser set has all the qualities that every artist, crafter, designer, and student looks for. I just wish that the kneaded eraser is a little bit more firm. When I try to mold it or press it against the paper, I sometimes accidentally flatten it.

Pros

  • Offers an assortment of erasers
  • Perfect for artists, crafters, designers, and students
  • Great for correcting mistakes
  • The kneaded eraser works on charcoal and pastel
  • The gum eraser helps remove the masking fluid

Cons

  • The kneaded eraser is too soft

All in all, this pack of assorted high-quality erasers is worth every penny you spend on it. Besides scrubbing out the graphite, this set provides kneaded erasers and gum erasers that are useful on other mediums.

What to Look for When Buying Erasers for Pencil

Who knew that choosing the best eraser could be such a tedious process? With tons of products out there, it is hard to tell if the eraser can remove the pencil marks, colored pencil pigments, and charcoal by just looking at the packaging. At some point, you need to buy it so you can test it.

Luckily, I have done all the testing for you, so all you need to do is figure out what you need. Unlike artists who use different mediums and materials, students or office workers most likely use regular pencils. What you can do is determine the type of pencils and papers you use often before making any decisions.

In any case, here are some factors to consider when buying erasers for pencils:

Smudge-free

Most erasers can clean up light marks but some of them cause smudging. Instead of wiping off neatly, the eraser spreads the marks across the page when you rub it or leave gray spots on your paper. It defeats the purpose of ‘erasing.’

Be sure to check the packaging of the erasers you want to buy and look for the keywords “smudge-free” or “no smudging.”

Type of eraser

For school or office work, you can get away with plastic erasers, unless you are taking up art classes. Good-quality plastic erasers can handle heavy graphite marks layers, while some can even eraser colored pencil pigments and charcoal.

Let’s face it, a plastic eraser may obscure the view of the details we are trying to erase. This is where pen-style mechanical erasers and kneaded erasers come in handy.

If you are concerned about the texture of your paper, you can use a soft eraser, or what is known to many as the “artist gum”. These erasers are made of rubber and they are more appropriate for textured papers.

Manual vs. electric eraser

Electric erasers are quite thorough in erasing. It is a good investment for those who are making a living out of their art and design projects, or hobbyists who draw frequently. These gadgets are especially useful when you want to create highlights or polish fine hair, eyelashes, and fur. However, they are more expensive.

Manual erasers and pen-style can also do the same job! Vinyl erasers and foam erasers, for instance, can be cheaper but it can be tiring to aggressively rub out stubborn marks. It all boils down to how much you are willing to pay and how often you will use them.

Form

In this review, I included ‘comfort’ as one of the criteria but this is very subjective. Our hands are not the same and, naturally, people hold their tools differently. Besides the usual block eraser, the cap pencil erasers are great for those who own small pen cases. Their compact size makes them suitable for those who have a lot. Besides that, you can hold the pencil itself when you rub out your mistakes.

Meanwhile, some folks have arthritis and they may find it easier to grip chunkier erasers or electric erasers.

Child-friendly

Parents may want to get their kids to work on art projects but not all products are safe for children. We need to make sure that the art supplies we buy for them are non-toxic and easy to use.

Furthermore, you need to consider the fact that young kids are still developing their motor skills. They may not be able to hold small erasers properly. Be sure to buy a block eraser that is comfortable for them to grip.

Other Important Factors to Consider

What is the best eraser? Who is this for?

Erasers are made for different purposes. If you are a student, you need an eraser to correct your mistakes on your test paper neatly. As for artists, there is no one ‘best art eraser’ as the choices depend on the type of medium, techniques, paper, or canvas you are using.

For example, color pencil erasers may not always work with charcoal. Likewise, pencil erasers may struggle with colored pencils or charcoals. If your style involves a lot of details, you may want to choose an eraser that helps you target small areas.

How does it work?

Most of us are familiar with the standard eraser. The composition, shape, and sizes vary from rubber or plastic, rectangular or triangular, big and small, as well as soft and firm. But using it is fairly simple, you just need to rub it on the area you want to erase.

Electric erasers work pretty much the same, except you have to switch it on using the button. They are also great for adding beautiful highlights on pencil or color pencil shading. With the kneaded eraser, you have the freedom to mold it into a shape that you like and press it onto the page of your sketchbook or on the surface of your canvas to lift the graphite marks.

What are the different types of erasers?

There are many types of erasers besides the classic pink eraser or the ‘rubber’. The next time you visit your local art supplies shop to check out their products, you need to be aware of the name of the eraser that you are looking for.

Here are some of the different types of erasers:

  • Gum eraser
  • Vinyl eraser
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Rubber eraser
  • Foam eraser
  • Electric eraser

Why do you need pencil erasers?

One of the advantages of using pencils, colored pencils, and charcoals is that they are erasable! To perfect your illustration, you will need to create drafts and grid marks before you come up with the final artwork. Students, on the other hand, need to answer test questions with pencils.

Along the process, you will make mistakes that you need to erase. Thus, pencil erasers are very useful. Not only that it helps you undo your errors, but it also helps refine the edges of your drawing or add depth to your sketches by lightening the shades to produce highlights.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most trusted eraser brands?

In this day and age, you will find so many brands producing different types of erasers. The good news is that we have more options to choose from. The bad news is that we can’t tell which one is more reliable.

I highly encourage you to try out all the erasers that you can afford to buy and run your own test. Of course, some of us do not have the time to do that. If you want my recommendation, I suggest you check out Pentel, Paper Mate, Tombow MONO, Faber-Castell, Derwent, Prismacolor, Mr. Pen, Sakura, and Ticonderoga.

What can I use to erase the pencil?

Any type of eraser or rubber can remove pencil marks. Whether it’s a latex-free block eraser, an artist gum, a kneaded eraser, or an electric eraser, they have more or less the same function. However, some of these erasers go beyond erasing.

Stick erasers and electric erasers have slimmer eraser tips that are helpful in refining the edges of your drawing. However, if you want to erase pencil marks on the canvas, then a kneaded eraser is the easiest way to go.

How do you completely erase colored pencils?

Wax-based and oil-based colored pencils may react differently when you rub your eraser. Remember that it may be harder to erase when you apply more layers of color. If you want to erase colored pencil marks, your options are hi-polymer block erasers, kneaded erasers, or electric erasers.

Why are white erasers better?

People use different terms when they refer to “white erasers”. Polymer, plastic, vinyl, or PVC erasers–they are all more or less the same. Free of pumice or silica grit, these white erasers are soft that they kind of melt as you rub them on paper. Also, they produce less dust.

Personally, I find that white erasers clean up pencil marks better and they produce less dust. More than that, they are less abrasive so it leaves the texture and fibers of the paper in good shape.

Which eraser is best for sketching?

Most illustrators, crafters, and designers have at least one white eraser. After all, white erasers are considered one of the most versatile since they can effectively expunge hard lines and dark shades of pencils.

When erasing a mistake on a sketchbook page or a watercolor paper, white erasers can definitely do the trick. When it comes to details and highlights, pen-style and electric erasers are more effective. Using these types of erasers almost feels like you are drawing as they give you better control over your strokes and target narrow spaces.

Conclusion

Best erasers are essential in writing and drawing. Each type of eraser addresses issues relevant to a certain type of customer.

Do you need a block eraser to rub out a wrong spelling you wrote on a page of a composition notebook? Do you want to erase a colored pencil shading you made on a sketchbook? Do you want to improve your highlights in your sketches? If you are thinking of buying an eraser, my advice would be to take time to think about what you really need.

After all, it is not impossible to find the top-rated eraser in the world that suits your needs. There are plenty of reviews, such as this article, that provide in-depth information on erasers. Be sure to do your own research before buying an eraser.

Best Kneaded Erasers – Why Most Artists Need These Erasers

A kneaded eraser may be inexpensive and simple, but it might turn out to be your most used piece of equipment. Whether you’re an artist, a painter, or a draftsperson, you might wonder how you ever lived without kneaded erasers.

These simple little erasers have loads of different purposes and aren’t just about erasing errors. They can be used for effects and more. In this guide, we review some of the best kneaded erasers and provide you with a full guide to this piece of equipment. You might wonder how you ever coped without kneaded.

In a hurry? You can head straight to our recommended model of kneaded erasers, the Faber-Castell Colored Kneaded Art Eraser.

What is a Kneaded Eraser?

You might have seen them in art supplies stores and not fully understood what a kneaded eraser is. Effectively, a kneaded eraser is a more pliable, malleable, and well…kneadable option. Instead of the rigid shape of a gummy rubber, it has a fully flexible feel which can be molded to any shape.

This is great fun, but it also means you can use the eraser to get to difficult areas. You could knead a shape specific to what you need to erase and simply press this onto the art you are working on. This means you can correct and lighten many different art formats including charcoal, pencil, and even different types of pastel and Conte crayons.

Kneaded erasers also leave virtually no residue. Another plus point when compared to gummy erasers.

What are kneaded erasers used for?

Kneaded erasers have a lot of different uses. They allow you can erase pencil and charcoal and make the final touch-ups on images. You can also use these to erase tiny details. For instance, you can mold the kneaded eraser to a fine point to just erase a tiny line or spec. This is useful for artistic techniques, but also just for getting rid of those errors. They can do anything a rubber or gummy eraser could do, and more. It makes sense to have some kneaded erasers in the art box.

Kneaded erasers have another use. They’ve become incredibly popular for cleaning slides. The fact that they are so effective but don’t leave residue means that if you need to clean up that slide show, kneaded erasers can be ideal.

Best Kneaded Erasers

Below you will find our kneaded eraser reviews. We’ve selected some of the best kneaded erasers to suit your budget and needs. There isn’t a huge level of variation between these products, most will do a decent job, but you don’t want to risk getting a dud product that is hard to shape and leaves a residue. On to our list of the best.

Faber-Castell Colored Kneaded Art Eraser

You can usually rely on Faber-Castell to provide excellent art supplies. This kneaded art eraser set provides multiple erasers, which should last you some time.

One of the best things about this affordable set of kneaded art erasers is the fact it comes in multiple colors. This makes it easy to separate different erasers for different uses.

Each eraser has its own case, which means that you can store it within after use, preventing debris and dust from gathering on the eraser. This can be an issue with some kneaded erasers meaning you have to replace them much earlier than you should.

They’re easy to mold into your preferred shape making it easy to get to those difficult areas or to create a shading effect. Just make sure you mold it back into a shape that can go back in the case after use.

You don’t get much more reliable than the brand Faber-Castell and these are still very affordable erasers that will last you for some time. The colors don’t necessarily have any purpose, but they are good for easily separating the uses of your erasers.

Prismacolor Eraser, Kneaded Rubber Eraser – Best Eraser for Charcoal

Prismacolor is another brand that has an excellent reputation among artists, and with good reason. The Prismacolor kneaded eraser is great for a variety of different purposes. The large design and the malleable nature of the eraser make it great for lots of uses included chalk and pencil alongside charcoal. It’s even great for colored pencils or pastels.

Though the design of these erasers is large, and suitable for bigger areas, you can of course create smaller surface areas by molding the eraser for any purposes you need.

The Prismacolor eraser is sold in a large set of 12 which makes it a great value set of kneaded erasers. Purchase 12 together and it should keep you going for some time. It’s also great if you are teaching art classes and want to give an eraser to all the pupils to teach the shading techniques you can use erasers for.

June Gold Kneaded Rubber Erasers – Budget Choice

If you are looking for a cheap kneaded eraser then the June Gold model could be ideal for you. Once again, they are sold as a pack. They work out incredibly good value-for-money if you buy six at a time.

These are 4 x 3 x 0.7cm when you buy them, but obviously you can then mold them to different shapes and sizes.

They’re great for smoothing, blending, and shading. If you are running an art class and need to get lots of kneaded erasers for your students this is a way to do it affordably.

They aren’t as easy to mold as some of the other models on this list. You have to be pretty strong to get the eraser in the perfect shape for using on paper, canvas, or other mediums.

Some users have complained that they aren’t as good at avoiding residue as some of the other models and you might get a little bit of flaking.

Overall, they’re a little stiff, but great if you are on a budget. If you don’t need to adjust the size and shape too much, the June Gold erasers are a good choice.

Geddes Mash Ups Scented Kneaded Erasers – Best for Kids

Start them young, that’s what we always say! The Geddes Mash Ups are not professional, but they are great for kids’ arts and crafts.

You can use these for your adult art class if you like. People might find it funny if you turn up with an eraser that smells like Ice Cream!

There are 24 scented erasers in the pack with a number of flavors including Sundae and Pancakes. You can also pull two erasers apart and then mold them back together for a new flavor.

They’re decent erasers too, made out of rubber, but they will do a pretty good job in removing pencils, and even using some shading and blending techniques that a lot of kids will want to experiment with. They’re not just a novelty product.

If you’re trying to get your kids into art, these kinds of products are great. They make everything a little more fun and exciting. Let’s face it, some of us are big kids too, and there’s no harm in wanting to use these yourself. They work out pretty affordable.

Kneaded Eraser Price – How Much to Pay For a Kneaded Eraser

Kneaded erasers are not expensive by the standards of art equipment. You can get some kneaded erasers that work out under $1 each, especially if you decide you are going to buy in bulk. If you want that extra bit of quality it is worth investing in a model by Faber-Castell or one of the larger brands. This is due to the fact that they offer a bit more of a professional finish.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Kneaded Erasers Have a Downside?

Why wouldn’t everyone use kneaded erasers all the time? All of the products on this list are great options. They’re not perfect for every use. If you are looking to use an eraser for a really large area then a kneaded eraser isn’t ideal.

On top of that, due to the fact they are quite malleable, they can become “sticky” over time. This might make them annoying to use, so it is a good idea to have spares. They might also pick up a bit of debris over months of use.

Generally, we recommend that most artists have this type of eraser in their toolkit. There’s a reason brands like Prismacolor make lots of different types. For different drawing effects, it is normal to have lots of types of pencil, so why would you not want multiple types of eraser to give different effects?

Do Kneaded Erasers Smell?

When you buy a kneaded eraser it shouldn’t have much of a smell to it (unless you buy one with an ice-cream scent added, of course). Over time, they can absorb a lot of different debris, and this can start to make them smell. Generally, you need to replace your kneaded eraser long before it totally wears down otherwise you could have a real stink on your hands…literally.

How to Make a Kneaded Eraser

If you want to, you can make your own kneaded eraser. Be warned that it may not be as effective, and that the eraser might already be a little bit dirty. This means it will start to smell quicker.

The guide below shows you how to make a kneaded eraser out of a regular eraser.

To make this effectively, you need an eraser, some sandpaper (other rough surfaces can work) and a few drops of oil such as olive oil.

  1. Create “shavings” from the eraser by using it against the plain surface or sandpaper.
  2. Collect these together into a small clump.
  3. Add a few drops of oil.
  4. Blend it all together between your fingers until it becomes a soft and malleable eraser.

If you’re in a pinch and don’t have the chance to go to an art store or wait for a kneaded eraser to be delivered, you could make one out of an existing eraser, to help to reach those difficult areas of a picture. However, we recommend buying a pack. They’re affordable, and a lot less hassle. On top of this, the homemade options might start to smell.

Conclusion

Sometimes in the world of art, it is the $1 tools that end up being the most helpful and useful. A kneaded eraser is usually very inexpensive. The fact it can be used for touching up, helping the contrast of your sketching or just erasing difficult areas, means it is a must-have. Whether you are trying your hand at sketching or drawing or using pastels and other mediums, a kneaded eraser can help a lot.

How long does a pencil eraser last? – MVOrganizing

How long does a pencil eraser last?

On average one of those white erasers lasted about three weeks. Those old red rubber ones I would lose or misplace long before wearing out. We did have a running bet in class, $100 to the first to completely wear out a pencil’s eraser with out taking it out of the metal band.

Why does rubber rub out pencil?

As the abrasives in your eraser are rubbed against paper, friction produces heat, which helps the rubber become sticky enough to hold onto the graphite particles. Legend has it that Naime accidentally picked up a piece of rubber instead of bread and discovered that it would “rub” out pencil marks.

What can rub out pencil?

You can use a rubber band. Rubber bands remove pencil matter as well as erasers do. You have to be careful what you erase and what rubber bands you use, though. You may be able to use correction fluid (a.k.a. white out).

What is a pencil rubber?

An eraser, called a rubber in some places, is an item used to remove the marks left by pencils and some types of pens. Modern erasers come in all colors and may be made of rubber, vinyl, plastic, gum, or similar materials.

Which came first pencil or rubber?

A Pencil With An Eraser Was Invented In 1858. Tablets of rubber (or wax) were used to erase lead or charcoal marks from paper before there were rubber erasers. …

Can erasers expire?

But erasers are far from obsolescence—just as writing itself is far from obsolescence.

Why are erasers on pencils so bad?

No matter, because on the other end of your writing implement sits its perfect counterbalance, that predecessor to the delete key: the eraser. Only when you flip over your pencil and rub, the eraser doesn’t do its job. In fact, it makes it worse—smearing black graphene all over and perhaps even ripping the page.

What can you do with old erasers?

8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Pink Erasers

  1. De-gunk a keyboard.
  2. Back a pierced earring.
  3. Make a custom stamp.
  4. Banish a mark on a painted wall.
  5. De-scuff patent leather.
  6. Create adorable place cards.
  7. Sub in for a pincushion.
  8. Remove lead marks from clothing.

Can you eat erasers?

An eraser is a piece of rubber used to remove pencil drawings. Erasers are not poisonous if swallowed, but larger pieces can be a choking hazard.

Can erasers kill you?

It could cause a blockage. Some types of plastics such as soft flexible new PVC leach out chemicals that are hazardous to your health (can be a hormone disruptor) but in very small quantities it shouldn’t be an issue. It won’t kill you, Just don’t make a habit of eating plastic.

Why does my kid eat erasers?

Teething. Depending on how young your child is, they might just want to bite down on something to relieve the uncomfortable sensation in their gums. Kids often chew or eat colored pencils, erasers and markers.

Are white erasers better than pink?

Here’s why you need to ditch the pink eraser: Eraser is fresh, not hardened, and first time used. Here’s the deal with white erasers, not only do they erase pencil marks better than the old-school style pink eraser but because they’re non-abrasive, they leave the paper fibers relatively intact.

What is the best eraser in the world?

  • Best for Overall: Prismacolor Scholar Latex Free Eraser.
  • Best Budget: Sakura Sumo Grip Eraser.
  • Best for Colored Pencils: Tombow MONO Colored Pencil Eraser.
  • Best for Charcoal: Faber Castell Kneaded Eraser.
  • Best for Canvas: Pentel Ain Regular Size Eraser.
  • Best for Drawing: Tombow MONO Eraser.

Can I use a magic eraser on my teeth?

No, because of the chemicals in the magic eraser, it is NOT safe to put on your skin and especially not in your mouth.

What type of eraser is the best?

The Best Erasers to Catch Mistakes on the Page

  1. Pentel Block Eraser. Build your supply of block polymer erasers with this pack of 10.
  2. PaperMate Pearl Erasers. Stock up on a classic with Paper Mate’s set of 12 iconic Pink Pearl erasers.
  3. Prismacolor Kneaded Eraser.
  4. Mr.
  5. Tombow Mono Eraser.

Which pencil is easier wipe?

As a general rule of thumb harder pencils, which create lighter marks, are easier to erase than softer pencils, which produce darker marks. Pencil lead, which is actually graphite, comes in a wide range of types.

Why can’t you erase colored pencil?

Colored pencils are mostly wax/oil that holds the pigment, so rubber won’t pick up their marks easily like graphite–you’ll probably find that an eraser just smudges colored pencil.

Why do white erasers work better?

Softer rubber erasers require less force and friction, making them less abrasive to paper. White vinyl erasers, for example, erase more cleanly than the common pink eraser because they are made of softer vinyl. Kneaded erasers are moldable and soften when you knead them in your hands.

Do kneaded erasers go bad?

Do kneaded erasers go bad? Those kinds of erasers are always pretty rough and ready. So you can expect it to break off in bits. You can get bad ones though, if they’re super brittle or hard it’s a sign that they’re not the best.

What are white erasers called?

Vinyl erasers are usually white and come in a variety of shapes. Many draftsmen prefer vinyl erasers because of their ability to erase cleanly and completely.

Is Dixon’s Ticonderoga Truly ‘The World’s Best Pencil’? We Don’t Think So.

Dixon’s Ticonderoga pencils are iconic. When you think about the pencils you wrote with as a kid—blonde wood, yellow paint, green metal cuff, pink eraser—you’re probably picturing a Ticonderoga. You can buy them pretty much anywhere school supplies are sold, and year after year teachers specifically request them for their classrooms.

But are Ticonderogas really “The World’s BEST PENCIL,” as their packaging loudly proclaims? In a word, no.

In an increasingly digital world, pencils are less commonplace than they once were. But they still have a special place in modern life, especially for K–12 students who use them to draw, take notes, do their homework, and fill in bubbles for standardized tests like the SAT and ACT (which require No. 2 pencils, even during a pandemic). For something that often gets used several hours per day, 180 days of the year, a pencil shouldn’t just be adequate—it should be good.

What the expert says

Caroline Weaver, author of The Pencil Perfect and Pencils You Should Know, says she has never stocked Ticonderogas at CW Pencil Enterprise, the pencil shop she owns on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. And the reason is that Ticonderogas have changed.

“It’s actually been quite a long time since Ticonderoga pencils were made in the United States,” she says. That means they’re not the same pencils you may have used as a kid, even though they look the same. “The leads inside are often broken, or they’re not well-centered so they don’t sharpen well. They’re really not great pencils anymore.”

Dixon was acquired by an Italian company in 2005 and now manufactures most (if not all) of its Ticonderoga pencils in Mexico and China, according to a 2018 investigation by the Washington Post. Yet it has effectively edged out many of its competitors by retaining a distribution center in the United States and successfully lobbying the federal government to impose a steep tariff on Chinese pencil companies—more than doubling costs for some rivals. (Dixon didn’t respond to our request for comment.)

“A lot of the classic pencil companies, especially in America, from the 1980s through now, have been dissolved or consolidated into larger conglomerates that don’t necessarily specialize in pencil making,” Weaver says. Pencils have only a few components—the core, the wood, and the eraser—and “they have to be made really precisely in order to function properly.” Weaver notes, “I think it’s just a different level of expertise and a different level of care that you get from these smaller, family-run companies.”

For K–12 students in particular, Weaver recommends pencils from General Pencil Company in New Jersey, Musgrave Pencil Company in Tennessee, and Palomino, which is owned by the California Cedar Products Company. In addition to better quality control and construction, she says, these companies use high-grade wood in their pencils—usually incense cedar, which she says is “the gold standard” for pencil wood—so they often cost more to manufacture.

“I understand that, in a lot of cases, Ticonderoga and other pencils in the lower price bracket might be the best options in the store. But I would argue that for cost-effectiveness, you’re better off buying a slightly more expensive pencil that’s going to last you longer,” she says. “A higher-quality wood is going to sharpen more easily and more efficiently.”

That goes for the lead inside the pencils, too, which is made of ground-up graphite and clay. “The core of a pencil is literally a ceramic object. If it’s a bad pencil, you drop that thing once, it’ll just shatter. And then you can’t use it at all,” Weaver says. “If you’ve ever had a pencil where you’re just sharpening and sharpening and the lead keeps falling out, that’s because the core has been shattered.”

What our testing says

We taped over the brand names and numbered each pencil so our testers could compare writing, sharpening, and erasing abilities with some neutrality. Photo: Sarah Witman

We recently tested the classic yellow Ticonderoga pencils against their black-and-silver brethren, as well as a slate of other contenders. We brought in some cheap options from AmazonBasics, Arteza (a Florida-based startup that makes its pencils in China), Madisi (a company that has almost no online presence), and USA Gold (which is owned by Mattel) that cost less than 20¢ apiece. We also tested a variety of options costing 40¢ to 80¢ per pencil—namely, the General Semi-Hex 498, the Musgrave Harvest 320, the Palomino ForestChoice, and the Staedtler Norica. The most expensive pencil we tested was the Palomino Blackwing 602, which has a replaceable eraser and a cult following and usually costs more than $2 per pencil.

None of the pencils we tested are as ubiquitous as the Ticonderoga, but you can still find all of them fairly easily online or at big-box stores. They’re all No. 2 or HB grade, which refers to the ratio of graphite to clay in the core, determining its color and hardness. Some are presharpened, but they’re all about 7½ to 8 inches long. All are hexagonal in shape, and all have an eraser on the end, held in place by a metal cuff.

Every pencil we tested has an eraser on the end, a No. 2 or HB core, and a wooden, hexagonal barrel. Photo: Sarah Witman

The Palomino Blackwing 602 (shown here) is the only pencil we tested with a replaceable eraser, but the black Dixon Ticonderoga’s eraser is the best we’ve tried. Photo: Sarah Witman

A good pencil should produce a long, continuous shaving when sharpened. The shavings in the foreground came from a Palomino Blackwing 602. Photo: Sarah Witman

Every pencil we tested has an eraser on the end, a No. 2 or HB core, and a wooden, hexagonal barrel. Photo: Sarah Witman

We had four Wirecutter staffers write, doodle, and fill in Scantron bubbles with each pencil and then assess the quality of their marks (were they smooth and dark, or grainy and faint?) as well as their comfort and graspability. We also sent each tester our favorite hand-powered pencil sharpener and asked them to test each pencil’s sharpening and erasing capabilities.

Read our guide to the best pencils for our full testing notes, but here are the main conclusions:

  • Ticonderoga pencils are fine, but they’re nowhere near the best performers—or the best deal. In writing abilities, our testers ranked the Ticonderoga (yellow) pencils third best, after the Palomino Blackwing 602 and Arteza pencils. The Ticonderoga (black) pencils came in eighth place after the Palomino ForestChoice, USA Gold, General Semi-Hex 498, and Musgrave Harvest 320. Both Ticonderogas offered middling performance in sharpening quality, though the yellow one sharpened slightly better. On the other hand, the black Ticonderoga had the best eraser of any pencil our staffers tried, while the eraser on its sunflower-colored counterpart was fairly average.
  • A decent pencil need not cost more than a quarter. The Arteza, USA Gold, and—yes—Dixon Ticonderoga pencils (both black and yellow) are all fine options that cost less than 20¢ per pencil. Plus, they’re even cheaper if you buy in bulk.
  • You can support smaller companies by paying just a slight premium. If you’d like to avoid buying from conglomerates and don’t mind spending a bit more, the General Semi-Hex 498, Musgrave Harvest 320, and Palomino ForestChoice fit the bill. They all performed just as well as or better than most of the cheaper options, and although you might not see them on the shelf at your local Target or Walmart, they’re still pretty widely available. Like their less-expensive peers, they’re available in bulk—which is convenient if your kids are prone to losing things or just liable to burn through a lot of pencils.
  • It’s worth spending more for top quality, if you can swing it. For the ultimate handwriting experience, look no further than the Palomino Blackwing 602. It’s one of the most comfortable pencils we tested, and it earned the top grade in writing quality. Just be prepared to pay top dollar, too.
  • Bad pencils come at all prices. The AmazonBasics, Madisi, and Staedtler Norica pencils didn’t cut the mustard (and the last of those three is one of the most expensive pencils we tested). These were the three worst performers in writing clarity and fluidity, and they ranked among the least comfortable pencils to hold and write with. We don’t recommend them.

The bottom line is, if your kid’s teacher asks for Ticonderogas by name, that’s what you should get. Teachers typically spend hundreds of dollars out of pocket to stock their classrooms with essential supplies, and they shouldn’t also be tasked with replacing shoddy pencils—or arguing with parents over the merits of various pencil brands. But if you do have some leeway, you can find plenty of good alternatives.

90,000 Which eraser erases better? | Want-Can

Do you and your child like to draw? If so, then I think you are faced with the problem of choosing a good eraser, because the result of your work depends on a good eraser. Unfortunately, not every eraser is capable of hiding all your errors. In this article, we will help you understand the features and determine which eraser erases the best and is right for you.

Arriving at a stationery store, our eyes run wild from a huge selection of assortment.All kinds of paper clips, notebooks, erasers, pens. Colored, monochromatic, in the form of interesting objects. Like a fairytale. Which one to choose?

Contents of the article:

Colored erasers


As a rule, colored erasers are made of not very high quality material. In addition, all kinds of dyes and additives are added to them … These erasers are first of all very beautiful, and only then they are erased. Very often, they leave behind a wiping pencil trail on the paper, as a result of which the work on completion looks not very neat.Of course, there are some good color erasures, but I’ve rarely seen them.

Hard rubber bands


An example is an eraser divided into two parts: blue and colored. A good invention that can remove even the marks from the pen, but when erased, it immediately spoils the paper. Using it a couple of times, you will have a beautiful hole in the sheet.

White soft erasers


I like them very much. They remove unnecessary errors well. They do not leave traces behind, in the form of a smeared pencil.This eraser is recommended for people who wash frequently. Due to the soft properties of the erase, paper deteriorates much more slowly. And it is a pleasure for her to wash. Of the minuses – it does not remove the marks from the handle.

Klyachka


When people hear this name for the first time, they are very surprised. The nag resembles plasticine. It can be crumpled, crumpled, given any shape. The peculiarity of this eraser is that it is able to absorb pencil marks. No streaks, debris, or warped paper.The klyachka absorbs everything into itself. Its minus and plus is that it does not remove pencil marks the first time. It lightens the error. You can remove unnecessary lines several times, and then, provided that you did not press very hard on the pencil.

Personally, I use a white soft eraser and a nag in my work. Soft in case you need to quickly remove inaccuracies. Nag – if I want to make my pencil lines less visible. By the way, if you draw by lightly pressing on the pencil, then the nag will remove the pencil line the first time.

Which eraser erases better and is right for you – decide for yourself.

This article presented my observations and conclusions. Each person may have their own.

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Which eraser best erases a pencil. Good erasers. Varieties of rubber bands for erasing

How does the eraser erase? The erasing properties of an eraser depend on its composition.Therefore, first we will consider what the well-known eraser is made of, and then we will answer the question posed.

The classic eraser consists of synthetic rubber to which a hardener (sulfur), vulcanized vegetable oil, calcium carbonate, dyes, fillers, catalysts are added. If the eraser is gray or blue, then an abrasive material is also added to it – pumice. This enhances the erasure properties, makes it harder and rougher so that the eraser can erase the ink. The mass is mixed on special heated drums.Then the rubber is cooled down, cut into sheets and dried in a dryer-press. Thanks to the press, the rubber is compacted and dried at a high temperature. Then it is immersed in cold water to slow down the hardening process. Then the rubber sheets are cut and the erasers take the desired shape. Then they are poured into a drum and talc is added to prevent the rubber from sticking. The rotating drum agitates the erasers for a long time. As the erasers rub against each other, their edges become smooth and rounded.This gives the eraser a familiar look.

But how does an eraser erase pencil lines? In simple terms, pencil graphite on paper sticks to rubber. In the process of rubbing against the paper, the stained surface of the eraser crumbles. This way the rubber is self-cleaning. This is due to the oil in the eraser. It makes the rubber crumbly and loose. If the eraser didn’t crumble, it would stain the paper. Therefore, this is an important property of the eraser.

If the eraser is blue or gray, then the added abrasive removes the surface layer of paper fibers, and with it the ink.Thus, the blue eraser is more suited to erasing ballpoint pen paste or ink. But he will not completely remove such lines. To do this, you need to use other methods. The classic white (red) eraser is softer than the gray (blue) eraser. Therefore, it is intended for erasing such graphic materials as pencil, charcoal, sanguine, sauce, dry pastel. A white eraser (or red eraser) does not remove paper fibers as no abrasive is added to it. Therefore, the eraser does not damage the paper. Therefore, it is well suited for correcting drawings.In addition to the above types of eraser, there is also an eraser called “nag”. It is so soft and pliable that it resembles a bread crumb. The nag “impregnates” the graphite, as it were. This type of eraser usually does not rub on paper. It is applied to the paper and the lines of the pencil become lighter.

As you can see, a stationery eraser is not just rubber. This is an instrument with a special composition and different properties. Therefore, when you once again pick up an ordinary eraser, remember what a difficult path it went through in the production process and how difficult it would be to do without it in your work.

Today we are going to talk about the eraser. When I was in school, getting a good eraser was a problem. In the store, the seller gave us a box of erasers, and we stood and flexed them until we found the softest ones and bought them. Artists soaked erasers in kerosene before using them, so what has changed since then? Let’s try to figure it out.

According to the encyclopedic dictionary, an eraser is a piece of specially treated rubber for erasing written. Of course, an eraser is a stationery.It is rightfully referred to as stationery, since there is an eraser in almost every workplace and certainly every student in a backpack. In ancient Rome, wax-coated planks were used. They wrote on them with the sharp end of a drop-shaped stylus, and erased what was written with its blunt, rounded end.
Today, erasers of various shapes, rigidity and quality are used to erase pencil notes. It is better to choose erasers not in appearance. Most often, colored erasers do not erase, but smear the pencil, leaving dirty marks on the paper.It is best to choose the best erasers, soft, white or light gray. Do not forget to brush the eraser on a hard surface, then they will erase better and leave no residue. The main producers of cheaper and lower quality erasers are the countries of Southeast Asia, China and Turkey. More expensive and high-quality products are supplied by European firms (Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Czech Republic), as well as South Korean (such stationery is cheaper than European ones, but of sufficient quality).
Erasers are made of natural, artificial rubber, plastic (or synthetics).
The choice of eraser depends on what we are going to erase (black lead pencil, crayon or ink) and on the quality of the paper.
Erasers for erasing a black lead pencil must have good absorbent properties, must be very soft and crumbly, since small particles of eraser must come off during the erasing process. Thanks to this, the eraser always erases with a clean “fresh” surface.The small particles of the eraser are slightly sticky, so they can easily catch on the lead particles. The choice of eraser also depends on the hardness of the black lead pencil.
Colored pencils is more difficult to wash than black and graphite ones, because the fats and waxes in the pencil lead penetrate deep into the fibers of the paper. For this reason, it is better to use harder, abrasive erasers.
Ink erasers should remove ink-stained paper fibers.For this reason, erasers contain more particles (eg pumice) that affect the friction quality and are therefore harder. These erasers must be used very carefully, as too much friction can damage the surface. Low-quality thin paper can tear.

Major eraser manufacturers:

Koh-1-Noor (Czech Republic)
Factis (Spain)
Swan Stabilo (Germany)
Faber Castell (Germany)
Natural rubber erasers are flexible and ductile, have abrasive properties, i.e.That is, they are erased by removing a layer of the surface, therefore they are used to erase from thick paper and whatman paper. Best used for erasing black and graphite pencils, crayons and ballpoint pens.
Synthetic rubber erasers soft, easy to break and crumble. Significantly reduce the abrasive effect during use, have good adsorbent (absorption) ability. Suitable for use on any paper of various weights, and can be washed repeatedly in the same place without fear of damaging the erasable surface.
Rubber erasers will dry out and crust over time. This process is accelerated by improper storage of erasers.
Best used for erasing black and graphite pencils.
Plastic erasers or synthetic, made from soft vinyl, which contains very few particles responsible for the quality of friction. They are often replaced with softeners that increase elasticity. Plastic erasers have good absorbency and will not damage the erased surface.These erasers are designed for lightweight paper, transparencies, and tracing paper. And when using them, less static electricity is generated, which reduces the likelihood of the removed particles attaching back.
Vinyl erasers, containing softeners may transfer some of the softening agent to other plastics when in direct contact with them. To prevent this, vinyl erasers are sold wrapped in special cardboard strips. Unlike rubber erasers, vinyl erasers do not deteriorate over time and therefore last much longer.
I hope that my advice will be useful to you and you will find an eraser that will serve you for a long time.

The Aztecs and Maya peoples can be safely considered the discoverers of the eraser. Residents of South America have discovered a lot of useful properties of white latex, which was produced by the evergreen hevea plant. The natives called it “the weeping tree”, and the resin they gave off – “the tears of Kaa-o-chu.” They used white latex for attaching jewelry to the body and making dishes.

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April 15, 1770 Joseph Priestley – British natural scientist, priest, philosopher, theologian, who went down in history primarily as an outstanding chemist who discovered oxygen and carbon dioxide – noted in his diary that he had discovered material that was ideal for erasing inscriptions with a pencil on paper.Priestley called it “rubber”. Before that, the function of an eraser was performed by … a crumb of bread.

By the way, in honor of this event April 15 is an international unofficial holiday Eraser Day.

Of course, rubber pieces had to go a long way before becoming a daily item. The fact is that initially this material gave off an unpleasant odor, suffered from changes in weather conditions, products made from it softened in summer and became too hard in winter.

In 1839, the American scientist Charles Goodyear mixed rubber with sulfur, which was a significant step in the evolution of the eraser. Goodyear invented the vulcanization process (named after Vulcan, the Roman god of fire), which significantly improved the quality and strength of the material made from natural rubber.


Nut erasers

Erasers are often (especially in England) referred to as “rubber bands.” The first erasers were made only of rubber, but now only some of the erasers contain rubber.

Today, erasers are made from natural or synthetic or even raw rubber, plastic and vinyl.


Japanese factory mechanical eraser

Natural rubber is obtained by coagulation and drying of the sap (latex) of rubber plants (Brazilian Hevea braziliensis), with polyisoprene being the main component. By itself, rubber in such erasers is only a binder (its content in an eraser does not exceed 20% on average).By vulcanizing natural rubber, a strong and elastic rubber is obtained, to which certain fillers are subsequently added.


Erasers (Germany)

Erasers used to remove pencil lines must be soft and soaked that small pieces come off during erasing. Thanks to these properties, the eraser’s erasing surface is constantly changing and renewing. Since the small pieces of eraser have a sticky structure, they easily “stick” to the line-forming lead particles and remove them from the work surface.


Faber-Castell Fancy Pencil Eraser

Rubber erasers harden over time, especially when outdoors or in direct sunlight. Therefore, it is recommended to store them in packaging (foil, parchment, special boxes). If the storage conditions are followed correctly, then erasers retain their qualities for a long time.


Faber-Castell clamshell eraser

The degree of softness or abrasiveness of an eraser is determined by the proportions of sulfur and additives in the rubber making process.Additional substances are added to erasers to improve the quality of the erase. For example, an obligatory additive is a plasticizer based on animal or vegetable oils, which is the very substance that ensures the quality of wiping.


Eraser Koh-i-noor (Czech Republic)

Hard rubber erasers designed to remove ink from paper contain higher amounts of abrasive additives and are designed to mechanically remove colored paper fibers. Therefore, their use requires caution, especially when working with poor quality paper: such erasers can erase it to holes!


Japanese human and animal erasers

By the way, there are erasers that can erase marks not only from a pencil or pen, but even from ink and permanent markers! These vinyl erasers are formulated with solvent microcapsules.The friction with the paper breaks the capsule shell, activating the solvent. The emerging solvent weakens the coloring matter, and the traces of ink treated with it fade, “disappearing” from both paper and tracing paper or plastic.


Eraser (UK)

Erasers made from synthetic rubber, vinyl or plastic are the next generation of erasers, introduced in the mid-fifties and early sixties of the 20th century. They are made from soft vinyl materials containing a minimum amount of abrasive substances.Often they add additional softeners to increase elasticity.


Eraser sharpener

These rubbers are used for working with paper as well as tracing paper or drawing film. They practically do not cause static electricity, which significantly reduces the adhesion of eraser particles to the work surface. If, when erasing them, the particles to be separated are wide and long, it means that removing lines from the paper requires fewer movements than you do.

Synthetic erasers come in a wide variety of shapes and colors, often with vibrant designs.


Eraser-cap

Plastic erasers are generally supplied packed in paper boxes. This is to ensure that the softeners they contain do not transfer to other synthetic materials upon contact. Unlike rubber erasers, vinyl erasers do not deteriorate over the years.

Let’s start with the fact that erasers, they are also erasers, they also make erasers from different materials.They are made from natural or artificial rubber and from plastic or synthetics.

In general, the pencil appeared earlier than the eraser. And before the discovery of America and the subsequent discovery of rubber, which was then used in various industries, bread crumb was used to erase graphite from paper in Europe.

In 1736, the French traveler and explorer Charles Marie de la Condamine brought rubber from South America, which at that time was called “Indian rubber”.The first mentions of the use of rubber to erase lines left by an ordinary black lead pencil appeared already in 1770.

Alas, pure rubber did not last long and deteriorated rather quickly. The solution was found in 1839, when Charles Goodyear discovered the process of vulcanizing rubber, a reaction in which rubber molecules are “crosslinked” into a single network. And the first person who thought of attaching an eraser to the end of a pencil was the American Hyman Lipman, and this happened in 1858.

Rubber erasers

They are usually designed to remove lines left by black-graphite or colored pencils and to remove ink lines.

The first should be soft and crumbly so that small fragments of the eraser come off during erasing. Thanks to these properties of the eraser, its eraser surface is constantly changing and renewing. Since the small pieces of eraser have a sticky structure, they easily “stick” to the line-forming lead particles and remove them from the work surface.

When the eraser is correctly matched to the paper and lead being used, the work surface remains free or with minimal damage.

The latter must mechanically remove the colored fibers of the paper. It is for this reason that such erasers contain a large amount of abrasive additives and be hard. Use these erasers to wash carefully to avoid severe damage to the work surface. All rubber erasers get harder over time. The more the eraser is outdoors or in the sun, the faster it happens.

Synthetic erasers

Sometimes referred to as “plastic”, they are made from soft materials that contain the least amount of abrasive substances.Often during the manufacturing process of this type of erasers, additional softeners are added to increase elasticity.

These erasers can be used to erase plain and colored pencils from paper, tracing paper, drawing film. When using synthetic erasers, wide, long particles are detached. This means that fewer movements are required to remove lines from the surface, and the particles themselves are easily brushed off the work surface. Some vinyl erasers have special solvents added to remove ink lines.

How to choose the best

It all depends on what kind of pencil we will erase. If it is a simple black-graphite one, then its hardness / softness must be taken into account. Colored pencils are more difficult to erase because the lead contains fats and waxes that penetrate deep into the fibers of the paper. Therefore, for erasing colored pencils, it is better to use tougher erasers.

If you are going to erase ink – take an even tougher eraser, but be careful: together with the ink, with strong friction, you can also remove a layer of paper, severely damaging the surface.

In addition, it must be remembered that old erasers erase much worse than new ones: the material crumbles worse, the erasing surface ceases to clean itself and ugly slate stains remain on the paper.

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Erasers are saviors for artists, schoolchildren, engineers, and anyone else who works with colored pencils or pens.
The eraser helps to erase mistakes made in writing, drawing or drawing from a sheet of paper. So that the eraser does not let you down and does his job professionally, you should know what erasers are in nature and how to select them.

Maybe not everyone knows, but what is an eraser? An eraser is a small piece of rubber that helps to erase what is written, drawn, or drawn incorrectly. A piece of rubber is specially processed and helps to erase the notes from the paper.

The eraser can also be called an eraser. Erasers are not only in pencil cases for schoolchildren, but also in the desks of preschool children and in the workplaces of adult employees.

Most often, on the shelves of our office supply stores, you can see erasers that came to us from China, Turkey or Asia.There are also representatives from Germany, Czech Republic, Italy or France on the market. It is clear that European erasers are more expensive than Chinese ones, but European erasers are also of better quality.

Modern erasers are made from natural or artificial rubber, synthetic materials or plastic.

In order not to be mistaken with the choice of an eraser, it is necessary to decide what will need to be erased and what is the quality of the paper on which you will have to use the eraser.

Any eraser will work to erase a simple lead pencil.Soft samples with a crumbling base perfectly erase the graphite trace.

If you need to deal with mistakes made with colored pencils, then you will need an eraser with a harder base, since the trace from colored samples is not erased as easily as from a simple pencil.

You will need the hardest erasers to get rid of ballpoint pen ink. However, it should be remembered that such erasures can make holes in the paper. And if the paper is of poor quality, then pen erasers can not only leave holes, but even tear the sheets altogether.

Plastic erasers are made from a material such as vinyl. Such models perfectly erase pencil marks. They do not spoil the paper.

Erasers made from natural rubber are very elastic and flexible. These models are great for whatman paper and cardboard.

Natural rubber erasers handle colored pencils and ballpoint pens quite easily.

Synthetic rubber erasers work well with pencils.Such models will never spoil the paper of even the lowest quality, since the artificial rubber is very soft and crumbly material. With erasers made of artificial rubber, you can safely rub it several times in one place and not worry about the integrity of the erased surface.

Rubber products quickly deteriorate as they become crusty over time. This happens quickly if you violate the rules for storing such erasers.

Special softeners are added to vinyl models, so they last longer than rubber ones.

Now you have learned which countries produce erasers, from which materials such office supplies are made.

If you need to erase ink from pens, then only erasers are required, and if you need to erase only a simple pencil, then any erases will do.

Any eraser should be used with care, holding a sheet of paper with your hand. Rubbing, if the paper is inferior, may tear the surface or leave a hole where the eraser scuffs was.

If you need an eraser for professional work, then it is better to buy high-quality European products that do not deteriorate from time to time and have the most solid characteristics.

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90,000 Eraser. The history of the eraser and its features

Let’s start with the fact that erasers, they are also erasers, they are also – erasers are made from different materials.They are made from natural or artificial rubber and from plastic or synthetics.

In general, the pencil appeared earlier than the eraser. And before the discovery of America and the subsequent discovery of rubber, which was then used in various industries, bread crumb was used to erase graphite from paper in Europe.

In 1736, the French traveler and explorer Charles Marie de la Condamine brought rubber from South America, which at that time was called “Indian rubber”.The first mentions of the use of rubber to erase lines left by an ordinary black lead pencil appeared already in 1770.

Alas, pure rubber did not last long and deteriorated rather quickly. The solution was found in 1839, when Charles Goodyear discovered the process of vulcanizing rubber, a reaction in which rubber molecules are “crosslinked” into a single network. And the first person who thought of attaching an eraser to the end of a pencil was the American Hyman Lipman, and this happened in 1858.

They are usually designed to remove lines left by black-graphite or colored pencils and to remove ink lines.

The first should be soft and crumbly so that small fragments of the eraser come off during erasing. Thanks to these properties of the eraser, its eraser surface is constantly changing and renewing. Since the small pieces of eraser have a sticky structure, they easily “stick” to the line-forming lead particles and remove them from the work surface. If the eraser is correctly matched to the paper and lead being used, the work surface remains without or with minimal damage.

The latter must mechanically remove the colored fibers of the paper. It is for this reason that such erasers contain a large amount of abrasive additives and be hard. Use these erasers to wash carefully to avoid severe damage to the work surface.

All rubber erasers harden over time. The more the eraser is outdoors or in the sun, the faster it happens.

Sometimes referred to as “plastic”, they are made from soft materials that contain the least amount of abrasive substances.Often during the manufacturing process of this type of erasers, additional softeners are added to increase elasticity.

These erasers can be used to erase plain and colored pencils from paper, tracing paper, drawing film. When using synthetic erasers, wide, long particles are detached. This means that fewer movements are required to remove lines from the surface, and the particles themselves are easily brushed off the work surface. Some vinyl erasers have special solvents added to remove ink lines.

It all depends on what kind of pencil we will erase. If it is a simple black-graphite one, then its hardness / softness must be taken into account. Colored pencils are more difficult to erase because the lead contains fats and waxes that penetrate deep into the fibers of the paper. Therefore, for erasing colored pencils, it is better to use tougher erasers.

If you are going to erase ink – take an even tougher eraser, but be careful: together with the ink, with strong friction, you can also remove a layer of paper, severely damaging the surface.

In addition, it must be remembered that old erasers erase much worse than new ones: the material crumbles worse, the erasing surface ceases to clean itself and ugly slate stains remain on the paper.

90,000 “Erase” or “eraser”? How do you say?

Eraser or eraser? Or maybe a washer, a washer, an elastic band? What about a nag? People in different cities call the same school affiliation a dozen different words. In Moscow, most people use the word “eraser”, and in St. Petersburg and other provincial cities, the variants “eraser” and “washing machine” are more common.Bearers of different cultures refuse to consider each other literate.

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Vinogradov published a search result by keywords and commented on it: all his life he believed that the rubber for a pencil is called an eraser, and recently he first learned the word “eraser” and is completely bewildered that it is used by “tens of millions of people”.

Indeed, on the forums of translators and philologists of the ABBYY Lingvo website, a discussion about the “eraser” and “eraser” has been started several times.

In addition to the “eraser” and “eraser”, the following options were discussed at the linguoforum:

  • rubber band;
  • grout;
  • washing machine;
  • washing machine;
  • wash;
  • gumka.

The latter is Ukrainian, not Russian dialectism. The Lingvo Zone website provides such usage statistics.

As for the distribution by city, indeed, according to the search statistics collected on the linguoforum, the word “eraser” is more typical for Moscow, the “eraser” option for St. Petersburg and other provincial cities, “washing machine” is also more often spoken in St. Petersburg and Kazan , and “washer” – in Smolensk, Vladimir, Yaroslavl and St. Petersburg.

The word “wash” also has the option “wash”. And “gum” is usually spoken by people of older generations: it is gradually falling out of use due to associations with a condom.But not always.

And in Krasnoyarsk there is no problem with the “rubber band”!

Ordinary people, non-philologists, even as adults, often do not suspect that there is some other common variant. And they flatly refuse to accept the alternative.

One bookstore in Perm teaches its customers to “speak correctly”.

Some even prudently write three options at once, so as not to cause controversy.

The young generation of Crimeans knows about the Moscow word “eraser”, but for their own explains: it is “eraser”.

The problem of two worlds – the world of Eraser and the world of the Eraser – is even discussed on TheQuestion website. And here people have the same principled positions.


But erasers, washers, erasers and washers are not limited. There are also more exotic options. For example, “nag” (there is a variant of the spelling “nickname”).

A couple of years ago, Siberians on Twitter argued about what to call a transparent plastic folder for documents. The common name for this item in the region is multiphor, but it turned out that many people hear this word for the first time and are used to calling such folders files, as in the cities of the central part of Russia.

The most popular types of erasers | Children’s world

One of the most common office supplies is considered to be an eraser, which can be used to erase what is drawn with a pencil.At its core, an eraser is a piece of properly treated rubber. It is best to choose such a product not in appearance, since colored products do a very bad job at their task, they simply smear the pencil marks on the paper.

The best erasers are generally considered to be flexible and non-rigid products of light or gray shades. European firms are recognized as leaders in the production of such goods. It is not worth asking a lot from the eraser if the country of manufacture is China or Turkey. Manufacturers make erasers from natural and artificial rubber, as well as from plastic.In many ways, the choice of such a product is carried out depending on what is supposed to be washed. For a black lead pencil, very soft and crumbling specimens are usually selected, in which small pieces of the eraser will be colored off during the erasing process. You can order and buy wholesale erasers by following the link.

So the eraser erases everything with the clean side. Crayons are much more difficult to wash, as they contain grease and wax that penetrate deep into the paper fibers.A hard eraser can help solve these problems. The ink is even more difficult to erase; an eraser is selected for it, which contains a large number of particles that affect the friction process. The use of such products should be done with care, as the surface of the paper is very easy to damage.

Poor quality paper can become unusable. It should be noted that the quality of the eraser is directly influenced by the material from which it was made. Products made from natural materials are flexible and plastic; they can be erased with both black lead and colored pencils, as well as ballpoint pens.Over time, these erasers dry out and become crusty. If their storage does not meet the required standards, the drying time is shortened. Products made of artificial material are softer and quickly begin to crumble. They are suitable for any type of paper, as they do not damage the erased surface. Plastic models of this product contain soft vinyl, the suitability of which to friction is questionable.

90,000 Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on the neocampus of the IKBFUI. Kant: “Amazing, such a city in a city”

October 21 with a working visit to IKBFU I. Kant, Chairman of the Government of Russia Mikhail Mishustin and Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Valery Falkov arrived. The members of the delegation visited the Institute of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Information Technologies of the Baltic Federal University. I. Kant, where they examined the educational laboratories and answered the students’ questions.

During a visit to the laboratory of immersive digital reality technologies, which trains specialists in the field of computer graphics, computer vision and 3D modeling, the Prime Minister was asked about the extension of the student tourism program.According to the students, many guys got excited about the idea of ​​the program, not only as travelers, but also as representatives of the host country – as developers of tour routes, tour guides, bloggers and administrators.

Mikhail Mishustin, Prime Minister of Russia
On behalf of the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin, we launched this program in pilot mode this year and made sure that it was a huge success.Of course, we intend to develop it. If in 2021 21 universities took part in it, then the next one is supposed to be about 150. And it is necessary that it be held not only in the summer, but throughout the year.

Note that Kaliningrad was in the top of the most popular destinations based on the results of the student tourism pilot program.

IKBFU Rector Alexander Fedorov presented to the guests the concept of the university development for the next few years.In particular, he presented five strategic projects that were supported under the Priority 2030 program: Puzzle, Customized Life Education Route, Cognitive Longevity, Baltic Valley, Security Equation.

Alexander Fedorov, Rector of the IKBFU I. Kant
IKBFU I. Kanta expects to become a university-region in the twenty-year perspective, where everyone will have the opportunity to become a “university person,” the rector summed up.

The future neocampus of the IKBFU will help to bring projects to life. I. Kant. Mikhail Mishustin and Valery Falkov carefully examined its layout and asked clarifying questions.


Alexander Fedorov, Rector of the IKBFU I. Kant
“The world-class neocampus, which will be located in Kaliningrad, will become a territory where there is everything for a comfortable life and study: spaces for science and education, hostels, sports facilities, a park, sports complex, cafes, shops, parking and much more.It is important that the campus will be open to the city and the whole world. Here everyone will have the opportunity to create and manage their future. The neocampus, like an eraser, blurs the boundaries for our students and combines everything they need to live. All this will become an important help for the creation of a completely new level of higher education, ”added Rector Alexander Fedorov.

“Amazing, city within city, so beautiful.To be honest, I like it very much, ”the Prime Minister estimated the project. He added that the project is not “pretentious” and will organically fit into the space of the university. Mikhail Mishustin emphasized that the task of the regional authorities is to start building the campus from next year and carry out all the work with high quality. “You will have federal budget funds in 2022. This issue has already been resolved, ”the Prime Minister said.

The Governor of the Kaliningrad Region Anton Alikhanov thanked the head of the Cabinet of Ministers for his support and added that this project will become a growth point for the region, and the design of the campus has already begun.

The campus envisages the construction of three objects important for science and education – Biomed, the Institute of High Technologies and the Higher School of Philosophy and Social Sciences. According to Mikhail Mishustin, the construction of a “philosophical campus” imposes responsibility on the university in this scientific field. The Prime Minister suggested that the university organize an international Olympiad in philosophy in honor of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Immanuel Kant. We will remind that earlier the President of the country Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the celebration of the anniversary of the great philosopher, patron of the IKBFU.

In August, the project of the country’s westernmost university was selected among the best applications for the construction of world-class university campuses in Russia. The IKBFU concept implies not only the construction of scientific and educational areas, but also fundamentally new environmental solutions that will make Kaliningrad even more attractive for young people and tourists.

Earlier, at a meeting with IKBFU students and teachers, Sergey Lavrov spoke out in support of the construction of the future campus.

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The most expensive eraser in the world. Interesting on the net! The most expensive coffee in the world – $ 1100 per kg

You have so much money that you don’t know what to spend it on? Then here is a list of seemingly ordinary things, the price of which is simply off scale.

The most expensive everyday items in the world:

1. The most expensive razor – $ 100,000 90,016

This razor has a handle made of metal found in meteorites – pure iridium.The blades are made of white sapphire, only 100 atoms wide, which is 5,000 times smaller than a hair.

The bolts that hold the entire structure are made of platinum. Only 99 of these razors were produced.

2. $ 250 Gold Toilet Paper

This is arguably the most stunning item on the list. Who needs to use gold toilet paper? This metal is not particularly soft and absorbent.

3. The most expensive product for babies: pacifier – $ 50,000 90,016

Who needs a silver spoon when there is a new luxury product for children.This nipple is adorned with 14k white and yellow gold. It is also encrusted with white and black diamonds. This product was developed by the Australian company Kalfin Jewelry.

4. Most expensive pencil – $ 13,000 90,016

This pencil is made of cedarwood and has an 18K white gold cap. The cap not only covers the pencil (so that its owner can put it anywhere, even in a pocket), but it also contains a sharpener.

Three diamonds can also be seen on the cap, symbolizing the third millennium.It was created to celebrate 240 years of the collection of writing instruments from the German company Faber-Castel.

5. The most expensive “golden” popcorn – $ 250

Who would have thought that gold could be eaten? This product is so expensive thanks to the golden crumbs that are sprinkled on it. All ingredients have been carefully selected and are the best of their kind: organic sugar from Vermont, salt from Denmark, etc.

6. The most expensive tea bag – $ 15,000 and tea – $ 8,000 90,016

This diamond-set tea bag is the perfect match for the US $ 8,000 Ambrootia Snowmist tea, considered the finest in the world.

This most expensive tea is harvested just before sunrise, when it gives off its strongest aroma. And if you brew expensive tea, then only in an expensive tea bag.

7. The most expensive coffee in the world – $ 1100 per kg.

Called Black Tusk, it is made from coffee eaten and digested by Thai elephants and costs $ 1,100 per kilogram.

According to those who have tried coffee, the exotic drink made from elephant excrement has a rich, mild taste precisely due to the digestion process in the elephant’s intestines.

“When an elephant eats the fruit of coffee, the acid in its stomach breaks down the proteins of the coffee, which gives the drink a bitter taste,” the experts explained. “The result is a coffee with a very mild taste without the bitterness of a regular beverage.”


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7 Most Expensive Everyday Items.Do you have so much money that you do not know what to spend it on? Then here is a list of seemingly ordinary things, the price of which is simply off scale. The most expensive everyday things in the world:
1. The most expensive razor – $ 100,000

This razor has a handle made of metal found in meteorites – pure iridium. The blades are made of white sapphire, only 100 atoms wide, which is 5,000 times smaller than a hair. The bolts that hold the entire structure are made of platinum. Only 99 of these razors were produced.
2. Gold toilet paper for $ 250


7 most expensive everyday items 1202 Do you have so much money that you do not know what to spend it on? Then here is a list of seemingly ordinary things, the price of which is simply off scale. The most expensive everyday items in the world: 1. Most expensive razor – $ 100,000 This razor has a handle made of metal found in meteorites – pure iridium. The blades are made of white sapphire, only 100 atoms wide, which is 5,000 times smaller than a hair.The bolts that hold the entire structure are made of platinum. Only 99 of these razors were produced. 2. $ 250 Gold Toilet Paper This is arguably the most stunning item on the list. Who needs to use gold toilet paper? This metal is not particularly soft and absorbent. 3.

The most expensive product for babies: pacifier – $ 50,000


Who needs a silver spoon when there is a new luxury product for children. This nipple is adorned with 14k white and yellow gold.It is also encrusted with white and black diamonds. This product was developed by the Australian company Kalfin Jewelry.

4. The most expensive pencil – $ 13,000


This pencil is made of cedarwood with a cap in 18K white gold. The cap not only covers the pencil (so that its owner can put it anywhere, even in a pocket), but it also contains a sharpener. There are also three diamonds on the cap, which symbolize the third millennium. It was created to celebrate 240 years of the collection of writing instruments from the German company Faber-Castel.5.

The most expensive “golden” popcorn – $ 250



Who would have thought that gold could be eaten? This product is so expensive thanks to the golden crumbs that are sprinkled on it. All ingredients have been carefully selected and are the best of their kind: organic sugar from Vermont, salt from Denmark, etc.
6. The most expensive tea bag – $ 15,000 and tea – $ 8,000

This diamond-set tea bag is the perfect match for the US $ 8,000 Ambrootia Snowmist tea, considered the finest in the world.This most expensive tea is harvested just before sunrise, when it gives off its strongest aroma. And if you brew expensive tea, then only in an expensive tea bag.

7. The most expensive coffee in the world – $ 1100 per kg.


The most expensive coffee in the world, called Black Tusk, is made from coffee eaten and digested by Thai elephants and costs $ 1,100 per kilogram. According to those who have tried coffee, the exotic drink made from elephant excrement has a rich, mild taste precisely due to the digestion process in the elephant’s intestines.“When an elephant eats the fruit of coffee, the acid in its stomach breaks down the proteins of the coffee, which gives the drink a bitter taste,” the experts explained. “The result is a coffee with a very mild taste without the bitterness of a regular beverage.”

Here is a list of seemingly ordinary things, the price of which is just off scale.

Perhaps the best option would be to invest in something useful instead of spending money on these things.


The most expensive things in the world

1.Most Expensive Shaver – US $ 100,000

This razor has a handle made of metal found in meteorites – pure iridium. The blades are made of white sapphire, only 100 atoms wide, which is 5,000 times smaller than a hair.

The bolts that hold the entire structure are made of platinum. Only 99 of these razors were produced.

2. Most Expensive Popcorn $ 250 / Gallon

Who would have thought that gold could be eaten?

This product is so expensive thanks to the golden crumbs that are sprinkled on it.All ingredients have been carefully selected and are the best of their kind: organic sugar from Vermont, salt from Denmark, etc.

3. The most expensive house for a dog – $ 475,000

This house has two bedrooms, a recreation room and expensive furniture for animals. The beds are covered with sheepskin and are equipped with a temperature control system.

In addition, here you can find a 52-inch plasma TV, a pupil scanner and video surveillance so that the owner can see his dog.Such a house belongs to a British surgeon, whose elite house is located nearby.

4. $ 250 Gold Toilet Paper

This is arguably the most stunning item on the list. Who needs to use gold toilet paper? This metal is not particularly soft and absorbent.

It should be noted that the company producing this product offers customers to print any image on this paper.

5.The most expensive bottle of mineral water – $ 60,000 $ 90,016

This bottle contains water taken from two sources: mineral and glacial from France, Iceland and the Fiji Islands. The bottle itself is made of 24-karat gold. The name of the product is Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani.

6. The most expensive product for babies: pacifier – $ 50,000

Who needs a silver spoon when there is a new luxury product for children. This nipple is adorned with 14k white and yellow gold.It is also encrusted with white and black diamonds. This product was developed by the Australian company Kalfin Jewelry.

7. The most expensive pencil – $ 13,000

This pencil is made of cedarwood and has an 18K white gold cap. The cap not only covers the pencil (so that its owner can put it anywhere, even in a pocket), but it also contains a sharpener.

Three diamonds can also be seen on the cap, symbolizing the third millennium.It was created to celebrate 240 years of the collection of writing instruments from the German company Faber-Castel.

8. Most expensive T-shirt – $ 400,000

Made from 100% organic cotton, using a process that reduces harmful emissions by 90%. But this fact alone does not justify the cost of the T-shirt.

In fact, the high cost of this item is due to the 9K black and white diamonds that are part of the design on the T-shirt.

World’s Most Expensive Pencil – $ 12 800

Pencil “Perfect Pencil”, produced in an edition of 99, from the collection of Faber-Castell – one of the oldest manufacturers in Germany. Made from 240 year old olive wood. Includes an 18K white gold tip sharpener set with three diamonds.

If you want something cheaper, you can buy a simple pencil from the same manufacturer for 250 bucks.

$ 130 Gucci Eraser

Will perfectly match the above pencil.But the toad would have squeezed me to use both one and the other.

Supplied complete with leather case.

Imperial Toilet Paper. $ 50 per roll

Official paper of the Imperial House. It seems to me that it would be cheaper to wipe with dollar bills.

Non-reversible plastic umbrella, $ 50

Such umbrellas are considered almost disposable in Japan, and you can buy one for a couple of hundred yen.And this copy is equipped with a mechanism that prevents everting, therefore it costs ten times more.

Soap for $ 960

Produced by the Japanese company Faiv Kei. It takes a year to produce each bar, and each box has a serial number. It remains to be seen what it is made of.

Chocolate toothpaste. $ 100 per tube

According to manufacturers, cocoa beans are an excellent alternative to fluoride.But not the cheapest.

Nail Clippers $ 15,161

Maruto Hasegawa Kosakujo has been manufacturing high quality cutlery and metal tools since 1924. These bejeweled nail clippers are his finest creation. Well, or at least the most expensive.


The adage that someone has empty cabbage soup, and someone has small pearls, remains relevant today. And yet, when you see these insanely expensive items that modern moneybags strive to possess, only one question arises – WHY? However, if there is demand, then there will certainly be supply.

1. Umbrella

$ 50,000
The world’s most expensive umbrella Billionaire Couture Umbrella costs $ 50,000. It is made of high quality waterproof crocodile leather and painted black.

2. Truffles

$ 160 406
Often only the very wealthy can taste the most delicious and luxurious foods. For example, the same truffles that can only be found in the most expensive restaurants have become a status symbol for wealthy people.European white truffles are the most expensive food in the world as they are among the rarest mushrooms. For example, 1.51 kg of Italian white truffles Alba were sold for $ 160 406.

3. Pencil

$ 12 800
The world’s most expensive pencil was released in Germany in 2008 in a limited edition (99 copies). It was crafted from 240 year old olive wood and 18k white gold. The writing instrument, named by Graf von Faber-Castell “The Perfect Pencil”, is equipped with a convenient built-in eraser and sharpener.It is also inlaid with three diamonds.

4. Shirt

$ 235,000
The most expensive shirt in the world is made entirely of gold. In India, gold is a symbol of prestige and power, which is why people buy gold products to flaunt their wealth. And one Indian named Date Fudge, who was nicknamed “the golden man”, ordered one of the most expensive shirts in the world, which cost him $ 235,000. A special gold fabric based on Italian weaves was made for the shirt.Historical images of the armor of Indian kings were taken as a sample. The inside of the shirt has a velvet lining to prevent the golden clothing from scratching the skin.

5. Speaker for IPOD

$ 560,000
The giant AeroDream One speaker (3.3 meters high and weighs 400 kg) is suitable for IPOD, iPhone and iPad. This most expensive docking station in the world (it costs more than half a million dollars) was developed by the famous musician and composer Jean-Michel Jarre in the past.

6. Board game

$ 600,000
More than half a million dollars, Royal Diamond Chess is often referred to as the most luxurious and expensive board game in the world. Jeweler Charles Hollander, with the help of designer Bernard McVehn, made seven luxury chess sets. Each of the sets consisted of 320 carats of black and white diamonds, as well as two kilograms of 14-carat white gold.

7. Toilet paper

$ 1.3 million
And now the turn has come to the most shocking and strange item on the list.This 22K gold 3-ply toilet paper was created by the Australian company Toilet Paper Man. According to the developers, the paper is very soft and can be used for its intended purpose.

8. Dog

$ 1.5 million
It is often said that dogs are man’s best friends, but in this case, this dog is also man’s dearest friend. The Big Splash, a red Tibetan mastiff, was acquired by a Chinese coal magnate for $ 1.5 million at a premium animal fair.The puppy was 78 cm tall and weighed almost 81 kg.

9. Book

$ 31 million
One of the most expensive books in the world was purchased by billionaire Bill Gates in 1994 for $ 31 million. It is a 72-page “Lester’s Code”, handwritten in Italian by Leonardo da Vinci himself. The book describes his many inventions, sculptures, paintings and ideas. Soon after Gates bought the book, he scanned all the pages and saved them digitally.

10. Musical instrument

$ 45 million
The 300-year-old Stradivarius ‘MacDonald’ viola is valued at $ 45 million. This rare viola is one of only 10 violas by the famous string instrument maker that survive today. The musical instrument is named after one of the previous owners.

A worthy continuation of this list will be and.

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