This pencil, while completely...
March 15, 2011
This pencil, while completely fun to look at and hold, is a bit of a mixed bag.
There is noticeable and bothersome wiggle room in the lead sleeve, such that
fine drawing becomes imprecise and mushy-feeling. I keep it loaded with 3B lead
for a lightweight, loose approach, and that seems to suit it well. Otherwise,
it's well made and comfortable. The advance mechanism is brass and has a
positive click, and the lead sleeve retracts for less stabbing. The eraser cap
feels loose, but is actually fairly securely retained. As a fun,
pocket-friendly, go-everywhere pencil, I'm not sure I'd buy this again. I'm
enjoying my Pilot DelFul a lot more in that role.