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Pretty solid pencil....
December 26, 2010
Verified Purchase
Pretty solid pencil.
All-metal construction so that it won't be breaking in the near future.
Tip is too long.
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Grip: Fantastic; the rubber dots on the grip make it very comfortable to hold, while the overall texture makes it non-slip

Clip: My favorite feature. It locks on to papers and other things securely. It is also the mechanism that keeps the vanishing point tip for the lead feed to stay out. When clicked, the vanishing point retracts.
*FUN NOTE* If you remove the cap concealing th eraser, and then retract the tip, it will launch the eraser out. I find this particularly entertaining.
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Complaint: The distance from the grip to the point is too far. It requires me to write at an uncomfortably low angle compared to my regular writing style.
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hippocheese14
A perfectly weighted...
November 27, 2010
A perfectly weighted retractable pencil, this is by far my favorite mechanical pencil (the one I won't let ANYONE use). I got this while I was in architecture school and of all the nifty pens and pencils I've come across, this is the one I still use most, with a hard lead for writing. This is one smooth pencil...
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meeshelles
I bought this pencil...
February 16, 2008
I bought this pencil under impulse mainly because I was sick and tired of my old Zebra 0.5mm mechanical pencils that kept shattering my lead under any form of pressure, an extreme hassle when trying to write very detailed Kanji or Korean characters. I upgraded to this pencil and it was a dream, so much that my friends who were initially skeptical, later was won over by this very same pencil. This pencil is a great drafting pencil, but I do very little sketching or drafting since I'm not an artist nor an engineer. I'm simply a person with a lot of letters to write. The grip is fantastic, it'll never slip, the pencil is heavier than most but I prefer it that way for the center of balance. The design is very well done and it's a lovely mesh of metal, but above all it's very distinct, people stare at if it were from another world. But by far the most important feature of this pencil is it's extended pencil sleeve, if you look at the very fine tip, the sleeve is longer than most, double my old zebra. This allows for lead to not break under pressure and allows for a much faster flow of writing. Since using this pencil for several months, it's been brutalized through dozens of philosophy tests, countless Korean/Japanese letters, and just English in itself, and it never flinched.
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harrytruong
Pretty good pencil I...
March 5, 2015
Pretty good pencil I paid $20.00 dollars so that got me pissed but other than that pretty good. And if your thinking of getting this pencil please be aware that the paint or whatever they use to make the thing that says .5 that peels off and i've only had it for a year other than that it is a very cheap metal drafting pencil.!!!!!!
pencilgeek103
I had my eye on this...
February 17, 2015
I had my eye on this pencil for about two years and I didn't really want to spend $16 on a pencil but I'm seriously glad I did.

I originally bought the Graphgear 500 and I'm a bit clumsy with my pencils and broke the tip off both the ones I bought. The retracting tip really helps prevent that problem

Being made from a sturdy metal really adds to the "indestructible" feel. I only wish that the clip retraction was something other than the clip. For those who are thinking about buying this pencil, to retract the tip you press down the clip. I use the clip a lot from class to class as I hate carrying a pencil case and after about a week, I feel the clip is losing some of it's spring.
GoldenFireDrake
Great service....
February 4, 2015
Verified Purchase
Great service.
dlapham1936
A real nice pencil. ...
December 9, 2014
Verified Purchase
A real nice pencil. Would recommend.
This was a reorder of...
November 14, 2014
Verified Purchase
This was a reorder of my favorite mechanical pencil so I could have a second one to carry with me. Love the balanced weight and the good solid construction .
This pencil writes very...
July 17, 2014
This pencil writes very well. The lead doesn't break much. Had this pencil for 3 years and it's still holds. Everything is nice about this pencil expect the grip, that could use a little work but other than that it is awsome.
Bryantrock16
I love these pencils....
June 2, 2014
I love these pencils. I bought the 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5 in 2009 or so. After using them for over 4 years now I can say that they still hold up. The grips are still well situated with no signs of deteriorating anytime soon. I love the graphgear 500's but after using these I had to order the 0.7 and 0.9 to complete the set. They have a really nice weight and feel very precise and controlled. I use them for drawing figures, characters, designing and writing. My only gripe about this pencil is that the number on the eraser cap is applied as a little paper sticker. If this pencil bounces around in your pencil case for long enough those stickers will come off. I wish they had used proper paint or plastic insert for that part. Anyway I also own the Kuru Toga roulette and this pencil is leagues ahead due to its quality build, longer length and weightier feel.
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