This pencil is a little...
January 17, 2012
This pencil is a little clicky - the lead sleeve clacks around when it's
jostled. This isn't an issue but it's a little bothersome during tests and other
quiet environments. It doesn't make noise during normal writing, just when it's
flipped to erase, etc. The grip is comfortable and weighted well - it's not too
heavy or too light (I've stabbed myself by dropping my Alvin Draftmatic point
down... this pencil isn't weighty enough for that) and it offers a more
substantial feel without an uncomfortable knurled grip. My one big complaint is
that the color isn't as depicted. I was expecting a deep designer red orange, I
would describe this color more as carrot. It's more towards yellow than red. I
own the blue one as well and find it much more pleasing to the eye. Either way
this is a nice deviation from the boring looking drafting pencils and it has a
solid spot in my pencil case, mostly for its weight and grip comfort.
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