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 2.7 (3 customer reviews)
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April 19, 2014
21 bucks for what's essentiall...
21 bucks for what's essentially half a pencil? But I lie heavier pens in my hand and so I thought, okay, you can always refill it with the tons of pencil stubs or golf course and ikea pencils and so use it as a pencil holder or extender. And I liked that it came with replacement erasers and you could really carry it it in your hip pocket for you urban sketching tours.

Turns out the pencils the brass casing holds are fatter than your Faber Castell or Derwent stubs or what you can nick at ikea or the golf course. So you're basically stuck with the official Midori refills, which are insanely pricey for their length. The lead is a bit too soft for my taste, too, but you get no choice in lead.

On top of hat the clip broke off about a week after I got the thing, so now I'm the proud owner of a useless brass pencil holder with an ugly hole where the clip was fastened and a stock pencil that I don't like to work with and that I can't replace. Conclusion: 21 bucks thrown out the window, I should have gotten me a dozen Blackwings for that. Oh well.

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April 28, 2012
A nostalgic early 90s...
A nostalgic early 90s feel bullet shaped pencil! It is expensive though so I must give it 4 stars. The quality is great minus the plastic eraser

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shaheennobar
 
October 23, 2013
In contrary to the previous...
In contrary to the previous reviewer I actually like the eraser. The pencil itself is a bit too soft for me, it's more like a B (European grade) than HB and the metal clip broke off after a few days, so I was not too impressed with the quality. But of course one can easily switch pencils, nobody really needs a clip and the whole thing feels good while drawing.
Still, only three star, because for its flaws it is too expensive in my view.