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worth the money? not...
, March 18, 2012
worth the money? not sure. I purchased the Kaweco special a week ago from
another supplier and have some time using it. don't get me wrong, it's a nice
lead holder, and functions just as intended. It has nice weight to it, balanced
and looks sleek. like a caran dache fixpencils older brother. the issue i have
with it is it's size. it's about as thick as a platinum pro-use II
which works great for a mechanical pencil, but not so great for a lead holder.
trying to sharpen it can be a chore. you'll have to push out a lot of lead in
order to use a standard rotary lead pointer, and you have to be extremely
carefully not to snap your lead as you sharpen because of how far you have to
extend the lead in order to reach the blades. you can give the tiny uni lead
pointer a try, but that thing is more of a novelty than a reliable sharpening
tool. this might not be a deterring factor for some, but if your an artist, you
want to be focused on what your drawing, and not on trying to sharpen your
pencil. Ive found myself distracted and taking time away from my work simply
trying to sharpen this thing.
I'll say it again, it's a nice pencil, sleek balanced and comfortable, but all
that doesn't matter much when it can be a chore to use. if you like a larger
sized lead holder, then this might be the one for you. if your looking for a
nice balanced lead holder you can reach for and sharpen without thinking about,
then you might want pass this one by and look at another model. i'll be trying
the rotring rapid pro next, which jet pens assures me will fit into a standard
rotary lead pointer. i'll have to wait and see for myself once it arrives.
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Foxy leadholder for drawing
, June 13, 2012
Foxy leadholder for drawing
I own the 925 25 2mm holder, which differs in style and purpose.
*I enjoy the Kaweco more for drawing, due to the thick body and long, tapered
nose. The angle of the taper allows for unhindered gesture drawing (holding the
pencil at a 30-degree angle to the paper, utilizing the flat edge of your lead),
as opposed to the 925, whose relatively more blunt nose can scratch against your
*The grip is nice, a soft, black finish that, while lacking in texture, keeps
the pencil in my sweaty hands without issue. In fact the wide body and lack of
raspy metal grip makes long drawing sessions a pleasure.
*Just like any other drafiting/drawing pencil... Do not drop this! I dropped
mine on a concrete floor, and the nose/ sleeve dented, preventing the lead from
advancing and the end cap came loose. It was fixed with some creative use of
pliers and metal clips--easily enough, though a little stressful.
*Bang! Excellent pencil for drawing!
*Boom! Expensive! Most folks will never understand!
But worth it.
| i sketch a lot and unfortunate...
, June 18, 2014
i sketch a lot and unfortunately the internal lead feed mechanism is very
slightly loose so at certain angles you feel it slightly ticking against the
aluminium outer surface. i fixed it by adding a tiny rubber ring around the
removable cap. this seems to be the problem with all the 2mm versions, though
the weight is perfect, otherwise a very good pencil