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Quite a nice original...
, November 11, 2011
Quite a nice original addition to a 2 mm leadholder collection. Both the push
advance wooden leadholder and its leadpointer are unique looking and function
reasonably well. Personally I found the section where the conical metal tip and
the hexagonal barrel meet to be a bit uncomfortable, for the wooden corners
stick a bit beyond the metal piece. Slipping a plastic pencil grip over the
area easily solves that problem. There was a slight rattling of the interior
lead chamber when shaking this pencil. I tried taking it apart to see if I
could tighten it, but the metal components just kept rotating within its wooden
sheath. If you are a fan of this type of sketching tool, it is certainly worth a
try and getting on its looks alone.
| A very nice addition...
, June 25, 2014
A very nice addition to my sketch set! This is my first lead holder, as opposed
to regular mechanical pencils one finds in any ol' department store. It's very
much like a traditional wood-encased pencil in length and appearance, but
heavier due to the mechanism inside. But the weight is very nice and solid,
without being too much for the hand. I would say that the 2mm lead is the same
as wood-encased pencil lead too, so I like to think of it as a refillable
classic, haha. The hexagonal sides are wide enough to prevent rolling, as well.
I just got this today and already love it! (Now, if only there was a shorter
version for putting in my travel kit..)
As for the sharpener, I find it brings the lead to a sharp enough point, but at
a shorter length than I would prefer. That is to say, you'll be re-sharpening
after only a short while. I do like that I can reuse the graphite shavings for
other art applications as well, such as smudge or brush work. Or, if you
sharpened enough lead, to coat a lever-fill fountain pen ink sac during repair