The picture looks nice,...
August 6, 2015
The picture looks nice, but it's deceiving. The barrel has a duller finish in
person than the picture makes it seem. It has a semi-reflective finish to it
that doesn't match well with the chrome tip, clip and cap.
When holding the pencil, it's lightweight and most of it is distributed toward
the gripping area of the barrel. The slightest movement causes the mechanism
inside the barrel to jostle around and make noise. The jostling becomes worse
when writing which sometimes causes the tip to slowly unscrew itself and need to
Writing isn't a pleasant experience. The grip-slits at the end of the barrel
feel funny and don't provide any notable grip. The slits are even uncomfortable
at times. Also, the barrel is so thin that gripping the pencil causes the barrel
to buckle, which only exaggerates the impression of poor quality and
craftsmanship. Clicking the pencil is very unsatisfying. The resistance is low
and spongy, the click is weak and the mechanism isn't properly fitted into the
barrel, which is related to the jostling problem.
On a positive note, the size of the barrel and the length of the pencil are both
nice. Also, visibility while writing is clear.
Overall, I don't like this pencil. It's clunky and feels like a cheap toy. For a
significantly lower price, I'd be fine with it, but there are too many quality
pencils out there for less to justify the existence of this one.