This pencil works great. I love the fact that the metal sleeve for the lead
retracts into the barrel for travel. The grip helps keep my hand from tiring and
works great for even MY strange way of holding a pencil. About the only thing I
would trade it for is if they made the Kaweco AL Sports in 0.5mm.
I was concerned about the grip as I had seen some negative comments about it,
but it feels comfortable enough in my hand. I have pretty big hands and these suit me quite well. Mind you, the entire
barrel is plastic so you shouldn't expect a superior grip comfort, just be
reasonable. The colour looked the same as displayed in the picture and I'm overall satisfied
with the product.
After purchasing a Pilot 20 this pencil has become an afterthought. Also I'm
using the Pilot lead in this now, since the lead that came with it has become an
afterthought. Yet, it has it's place— especially around salt water and
industrial environments, just don't lose the cap!