Do you prefer using pencils but fear they’ll break when it matters most when out taking field notes? You're not alone. This Rite in the Rain mechanical pencil with a black barrel may well be the last pencil you'll ever need to buy. True to the rite in the rain brand, this pencil is tough, reliable, and writes no matter what. A hefty 1.3mm lead is not only tough, it writes smoothly on rite in the rain and other papers.