June 3, 2014
All metal. Huge Brass mechanics. Interesting spiraling grip section. Really
whats not to love? Ok 2 minor issues. Eraser is an absolute joke. Not only is
it narrow in diameter, but it is short and sometimes gets stuck in the eraser
cap. On a positive note it does include a cleanout wire. The other minor issue
I have is this pencil rattles...a lot...in a very annoying pitch...a lot. Yea
it's kinda like there is a shaker weight in it that is banging around, but it's
just the lead holder tube smacking the side of the barrel. Annoying but doable.
Pencil comes with 3 leads, no guess as to who makes em, but they seem usable.
Grip is nice, not real abrasive like diamond checked, or knurled, but smooth
like a plstic barreled pencil. I do imagine that the grooves in the grip are
gong to get nasty after some use, but time will tell. All in all I like the
value offered here. Great all metal design but under my cutoff point for
impulse pencil purchases! Not overly heavy (*cough* Graphgear 1000 *cough*)
but also well balanced.