The PG5 is the real deal....
The PG5 is the real deal. It's the sort of no-nonsense drafting tool that would
have been used to design the Viking Mars landers or the Voyager space probes.
The advance mechanism and nosepiece are identical to the p205, but everything
from there up is distinctly higher-grade and arguably worth the premium. The
magazine tube is metal, about 3mm in diameter, and is securely stabilized on the
top end by a snug, threaded plastic collar, to which is threaded the machined
aluminum top piece, which retains the advance button with its long cleaning
wire. No eraser, but come on, have some self respect and carry a quality click
or block eraser. This is more Sharp Kerry grade than P205, though they all use
essentially similar (and quite deservedly praised) mechanisms. The
vintage-pencil nerd in me adores the old-fashioned "GRAPH PENCIL" stamped into
the side of the barrel. The PG5 is well worth the price, and probably the best
Pentel available from this retailer.
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