2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
This has become my go-to...
, October 31, 2012
This has become my go-to pencil, and since I have waaaaay too many pencils from
Jet Pens, that's saying a lot. Feels good in the hand, skin is easy to grip,
triangular body tends not to roll around on the tippy table (but it will given a
steep incline). Lead feeds in through hole in advance button on end. Unclear how
many leads it will store, so probably a work table tool only. No eraser,
obviously. A great sketch and work pencil.
Can a cheap pencil really...
, June 3, 2014
Can a cheap pencil really be this good? Well in short YES. I'm a nut about
larger dia. lead (0.9mm is my goto size) and I love the 1.3mm sized leads (I
have a marksheet 1.3). I decided to give this a go as I needed a few more $$ to
get free shipping on my last order. So glad I did, so very very glad. First
and foremost is the fact that this pencil is so simple. Basic retractable metal
sleeve, plastic cone, rubberized triangular grip and barrel, ease to feed
endcap/lead feed/push button. It does not get more basic, unless your looking
for a woodcase. Yea the mechanics are a plastic jaw (same as the Pentel
marksheet, and the reason for 4 stars) but they work and work smoothly. Yes it
is possible to shake out the spare lead, but you have to work it perfectly to do
so (took my over 5 mins. of fiddling to get it to happen). Grip is so
comfortable, but the pencil will roll pretty easy on an incline (so do be
careful). 2 leads are included (99% sure its Campus 2B lead as I have that as a
refill for my marksheet and it feels identical). Nice subtle coloring. I will
be ordering more of these (perfect for getting over that $25 mark) and I plan on
giving the 0.9mm a go.