Pentel Ain Stein Lead - 0.4 mm - HB

Pentel Ain Stein Lead - 0.4 mm - HB

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4.5 (4 reviews)
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STEIN stands for "Strongest Technology by Enhanced SiO2 Integrated Network". Each container contains 30 pieces of lead.

The Pentel Stein Enhanced Silica Pencil Lead features a reinforced silica core that makes the Stein Pentel's smoothest, strongest, sharpest pencil lead yet! The lead is also designed to be smear resistant, allowing you to have beautiful, clear writing and smudge free hands (great for left-handed people).

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with such thin lead,...
August 12, 2011
with such thin lead, i use a canister of ain stein lead because it is EXTREMELY strong. i am a big fan of uni low wear nano dia lead, but if i use any thing thinner than 0.5, this is the stuff you want to use.
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This is a good lead....
December 16, 2012
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This is a good lead. It writes smoothly and lays a nice dark line. Most importantly, it is strong. I haven't broken any yet.

My only qualm with this lead, if I can describe this correctly, is this: I like to write on the "edge" of the lead. When I first load the lead I scribble on a piece of paper to get a nice 45 degree angle on it. I then write with the edge of that 45 degree angle to give me more precision, and I like how it "grips" the paper a bit more. With this lead though, it seems too soft and when I write it builds up lead particles on the lead itself which needs to be blown away after writing a few lines. Not a huge issue, but my Uni lead does not do this on 0.4 or my 0.3.

Hopefully this all makes sense. Besides that it is a very good lead.
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I have always preferred...
December 17, 2015
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I have always preferred 0.5mm to 0.7mm because of the greater precision and the reduced surface area contact with the paper. Having found the 0.4mm led, I have to say it's even better than 0.5. Makes a finer stroke, but isn't so thin that it's prone to breaking. I have also tried the 0.3mm led, but I've found, for the amount of pressure I apply, that breaks too easily.
One of the best leads...
September 2, 2015
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One of the best leads I have used.

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