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Great service....
February 4, 2015
Verified Purchase
Great service.
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.
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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After eating through...
March 13, 2014
After eating through drafting pencils like going through milk or other perishables in my house, I finally decided to get this pencil... 4 years ago. This decision came to be because it's heavier than most other mechanical pencils, and it's nearly all metal (some inside mechanisms aren't, but I'll get to that).

I'm an illustrator, and I've ONLY used this pencil for all my draft work. So for at LEAST 4-10 hours a day, this thing has taken a beating nearly every day for 4 grueling years, and it's performance is no less than excellent. I found myself nearly unable to use my backup Graphgear 500 because the weight difference through me off. The 1000 is nearly perfectly balanced, the grip feels natural (despite me not being the biggest fan of the little rubber oval grips) and the retractable lead shaft is fully protected in it's resting state.

The ONLY reason I gave this little masterpiece 4 out of 5 stars is that finally, after 4 years... it broke. As I said before, it's not entirely all metal, and there are some plastic screw threads that finally snapped inside of it, so the tip just falls off. I've maybe dropped this pencil possibly a few dozen times in my studio on an area rug, so it's my fault. I've guerrilla glued it back together, but that means I won't be able to take it apart to clean it unless I use a hammer and a handy crowbar. I'm sad to see it go, but I'm upgrading to a Rotring 600 (since the are all metal/brass).

PROS: (a lot, really).
-Heavier, and very well balanced.
-MOSTLY metal, and you can't really beat the price.
-Knurled grip is nice, and easy on my hands at least.
-Sturdy design, and can take a beating.
-Easy to find replacement erasers, something that has been a thorn in my side for other brands.

CONS: (just 3)
-When you retract the lead shaft, sometimes it retracts to fast it actually shot the eraser out of my pencil by 2 - 3 feet. Which I found hilarious, especially when I would use to shoot my friends. My pencil was 4 years old so maybe they improved on this.
-The plastic threads inside finally broke making the pencil unusable, but after years of heavy use, I'm happy it lasted this long.
-I hated those little oval rubber grips they put on the grip, drove me crazy... (this is not so much a con, just personal taste).

If you intend/thinking about buying the 1000, it's worth it. Yes, it's a "little" more expensive than many other pencils out there, but you'll have it for years, and if you only intend to use it sparingly, such as occasionally taking notes and whatnot, hell... the thing will probably live longer than you.

This is my very first online review, and while I normally don't do this, I understand the pressure of not wanting to waste 10-40 dollars on a pencil that you might hate when you get it. But I promise you can feel pretty confident with this little diamond in the rough. I will be writing another review when my Rotring comes in.
One of my best pencils! It...
February 5, 2014
One of my best pencils!

It is really high quality. Feels nice to write with. The clip is a little but ugly, but I don't really care.
i do like this pencil....
January 28, 2014
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i do like this pencil. the grip is fantastic and i never found any grips with the dots like it. its kind of heavy though. i dont feel like i can write as fast as i want when i use it. on the other hand, it may help me write more neat. hmmm. the clip is good for messing with if youre bored and not near easily annoyed people. i would buy it again if they made a lighter version
First impressions, I...
January 8, 2014
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First impressions, I like the longer than average barrel and retractable tip. After using it for a while, I noticed that the weight was generated too far to the back of the pencil then I liked. I would rather have the center of weight on the tip of the pencil. Also I feel that the grip should be all knurled and without the rubber patches. Lastly, it is hard to change the grade indicator, of all the pencils I've used the rotring 600 has the best idea of the indicator, right before the cap. Otherwise, it is a solid pencil. 3.75/5
I found this pencil very...
December 10, 2013
I found this pencil very useful. The pen nib retraction is something that I think is the highlight of this pen. However the pencil's inside isn't all metal. Personally I found this annoying because one of the main reasons I bought this pencil was that I thought the pencil was a full metal pencil. But overall I think this pencil is very useful and cool.
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