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High Quality and Comfortable...
, November 8, 2011
High Quality and Comfortable
Looks are subjective so I won't get into that.
I am an Engineering student and can say with confidence that this is a very well
designed and high quality mechanical pencil. As a engineering student I spend
well over thirty hours a week writing. I have long
fingers and even though the Kerry looks short and stubby in the photos, it is
amazingly comfortable in my large hand. This is my go-to-pencil when I have to
spend hours at a time writing homework.
In writing configuration the pencil is about 5 3/16" (13.2 cm) long and about 4
15/16" (12.5 cm) when capped up. The grip is a bit thicker than you would
suspect from the photos, tapers from about 10mm to 8mm, and has a nice hefty
feel to it.
Overall the Sharp Kerry feels well balanced in the hand, has a medium weight and
rock solid when writing.
The 0.7mm graphite-lead is held solid in place, no slopping around when you're
The Sharp Kerry reminds me of a luxury version of a #2 pencil.
The lead advance is also precise letting small increments of lead with each push
of the button. The lead advance mechanism is very clever having the button
located at the tip of the dual-purpose removable cap/pocket clip. The internal
barrel push button pushes out the retractable cap button when the cap is moved
to the top of the barrel for writing. When packed away the cap protects the
I'm glad I have one.
| I've owned this pen for...
, May 25, 2014
I've owned this pen for at least a couple of years now, so it's time for a
As far as the build goes, it's solid and tight. If it were a car, it would have
that satisfying muffled thunk of a luxury car door closing. Another reviewer
noted the small incremental lead advance...so I compared about 25 clicks of the
Kerry vs. a 7mm Koh-I-Noor Rapidomatic that I like, and, sure enough, the Kerry
lead was shorter by a millimeter...vs. an Alvin Draftline, even shorter. So
okay, I'll agree it's a plus.
The feel is good, and the heft is moderate, but not to the point of fatigue.
Overall, it's a fine mechanical pencil.
| Its eye candy and delightful...
, November 30, 2013
Its eye candy and delightful to write with for extended periods of time but
during exams or stressful situations could be a bit uncomfortable if your hands
begin to sweat there is no gel or knurled grip to save you.
| I love this mechanical...
, June 9, 2013
I love this mechanical pencil! The removeable cap prevents the point from
ruining my dress shirts. The mechanical components work flawlessly.
| Top Quality. Works flawlessly...
, February 18, 2012
Top Quality. Works flawlessly. Looks Great. Travels well. Have had this
pencil for about 3 years, never had a single problem. Very comfortable for
writing. The color really stands out. Well worth the money, the construction
and beauty of this pencil will stand the test of time.