Love at first sight for...
January 11, 2016
Love at first sight for me!
This pencil took me by surprise! I bought it for my on the go drafting kit, and
the requirements I had for it called for a front heavy pencil, that can conceal
the guide pipe to protect it, that have a lead grade indicator, and that it
features a knurled grip. The Pentel Graphgear 1000 met all of those reqs except
for being front heavy, which is the reason why I didn't choose it for this kit
despite being an excellent pencil. So the choices narrowed down to the Uni Shift
and the Promecha 1000P. I ordered both pencils and I think they are both
awesome, but this pencil is quite something especial. The features are amazing,
with the guide pipe extender being very good at both adjusting the ideal guide
pipe length and protecting it, and the grip feels amazing too. In fact, the grip
is just as good as the grip on the Rotring 500 (which I also own and love, but
use it at home instead of my on the go kit).
The pencil is quite light weighted, so people with huge caveman hands probably
won't like it much, and there is some measure of rattling if you shake the
pencil or write to fast with it. The rattling is very light and shouldn't be a
problem for most people. The lead grade indicator won't move on its own as it
happens to most pencils out there, and overall this is one hell of a good pencil