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2B almost perfect! This...
May 9, 2014
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2B almost perfect! This is a really nice dark lead. I love the 2B hardness (or would that be softness?) as it leaves a nice dark line, but is still eraserable. This lead writes smooth (not as smooth as Pentel Stien) with no scratchy areas or skips (I hate soft leads that suddenly have a hard scratchy area). There is some graphite blobs that occur if your shading heavily (pretty typical with a softer lead- but there seemed to be a bit more than usual, not a deal breaker, but just an observation). This lead also wears a bit faster then Pentel or Uni offerings. Where it really shines (or maybe dulls?) is the consistent dark, duller lines. It really is a less shiny (less reflective??) lead. That I like because often times I'm working in direct sunlight and the glare off some leads can make the lines hard to deal with (I use these softer leads in woodworking because they produce an easy to see dark line, and the softer lead is less prone to snap on rough wood). So far there have been no jamming or feed issues when used in my Graphgear 1000. The case the lead comes in is nice. The lid flips over to reveal alomost half the tube- so be carefully when removing leads as you could easily spill half a container. My lid seems a bit loose on the 0.9mm size but not so on the 1.3mm. One other note is that both my containers state made in Korea. Not a big deal to me as the quality is still there, but I know some people may be concerned about where they lead is made.
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These are strong and...
November 21, 2015
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These are strong and smooth at the same time
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Good lead, but too soft...
August 1, 2016
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Good lead, but too soft and smudges a little too easy.
Doesn't break when you...
March 11, 2016
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Doesn't break when you press too hard, and works great on most papers.
I like these better than...
March 3, 2016
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I like these better than the competing leads.
These are darker, and smoother. Nice.
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