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High Quality and Comfortable...
November 8, 2011
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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 writing.
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 lead-end tip.

I'm glad I have one.
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These are fantastic,...
May 21, 2015
These are fantastic, durable, and useful pencils. The cap allows you to practically carry it about in your pocket. The tension on the lead is nice, the mechanism is reliable, and the finish is good for what is really just a well designed, plastic pencil.

I liked the first one so much that I bought another in case I lost the first. I've used mine quite a bit and they still work after a Lamy and a Kaweco (both .7mm) failed.
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This is a great looking...
June 22, 2015
Verified Purchase
This is a great looking pencil. It just doesn't have the weight of the Retro 51 Hexomatic
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 review.
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
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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.
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