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This pencil is a real...
February 27, 2013
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This pencil is a real gem. I can honestly say that it's the best mechanical pencil I've held and I can tell it's going to last a long time.

++ I love the design! I know knurled grips are all the fashion, but honestly, the little rubbery dots on the Smash are so much more adorable and far more comfortable. The gently sloping tip is a wonderful contrast to the uncomfortable, terraced tip of pencils like the Kuru Toga. For people who grip their pencils low, the Smash is going to be much more comfortable. I'm a death-gripper, so these are big pluses.

++ The lead indicator is fixed, whereas in the Rotring 500, the indicator is loose and slides around freely.

++ It's such a reliable pencil. I know it's not going to fail me. My Kuru Toga has already started lead slipping.

++ The Smash feels great in the hand. It's hard to believe that this pencil isn't made completely of metal! The inside is plastic, but the barrel is metal. The pencil as a whole has a satisfying weighty feeling. It's heavier than the Rotring 500.

++ I don't know if it's just the lead inside the pencil, but the Smash is a dream to write with. So smooth and dreamy; this pencil just glides.

I recommend the Pentel Smash over the Rotring 500. I initially bought a Smash for my friend's birthday present, but after using it once, I really didn't want to let it go. I gave it to my friend and bought a Rotring for myself. I wish I'd bought another Smash instead! The Rotring's knurled grip and dramatic tip was a punishment to my fingers and doubled the size of my pencil callus. The Rotring is definitely a solid pencil, but the Smash is so much smoother, feels more at home in the hand, and seems to have more metal parts (I think part of the Rotring's casing is plastic). I gave in and bought another Smash, and I'm so glad I did.
Best pencil I own. I...
November 1, 2012
Best pencil I own. I prefer it in writing, graphing, drafting and doing equations. I prefer it even over my rotring drafting pencils. Just something about it that is just amazing. I'm ordering another just to keep a back-up incase anything happens to it. Just buy it.
GREAT PENCIL - My new...
September 20, 2012
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GREAT PENCIL - My new favorite!! Lead holds very well havent snapped any lead yet. Weight is very good and the knock is fantastic. Only complaint is that it is a little thin for my hand (i have large hands) and I dont care much for the nobby grip. Other than that - fantastic pencil at a reasonable price.
This was one of my favorite...
September 8, 2012
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This was one of my favorite pencils till I lost it :( It has a solid build and the grip is very interesting; however the pencil feels quite light. Excellent instrument excellent value !!
This is a great unusual...
February 10, 2012
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This is a great unusual drafting pencil. The grip is unique and the build is solid. Performance for price this is a definite winner.
Smashed by the Smash!...
August 20, 2011
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Smashed by the Smash! Love it, not sure why. Maybe it is the feedback it gives you- the way it sounds, the way it feels when you hold it, the way it feels when you're writing with it. It all says the pencil is quality & you're cool for having it.

I was showing it off to a friend at work, it went like this:
"What's so special about it?"
"Have you ever seen one like it?"
I smile.

Wouldn't hurt my feelings if it was a few dollars less, but I'll get the blue if I can find it (hint, hint JP) and probably another black just to have it. Cool pencil that just works.
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I really love this pencil,...
March 21, 2011
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I really love this pencil, even more than my kurutoga!
it writes very very smooth, and the design is plain but still stylish

just be carefull with the nib! dont let it fall - once the nib is damaged, you cant use it anymore.

overall, the best pencil I ever had ;P
I actually bought this...
February 18, 2011
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I actually bought this pencil for looks. With it being a light pencil, and plastic to boot, I never thought I would like the feel of it but wanted to add it to the collection. Well don't let the material of what it's made of fool you. I find myself reaching for this pencil way more often than any other I have (mostly metal body's). Now I realize I actually prefer this weight to my heavier pencils. So as it turned out, it is currently my favorite. Great looks, excellent grip, and I never get tired of writing with it. Pentel has an excellent design here. In fact it seems that most of my favorite pencils have been Pentel's. Anyway, highly recommended!
This is an amazing pencil!!!!!...
February 16, 2011
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This is an amazing pencil!!!!!!! anyone who wants a good durable pencil, this is the one to get!
As of writing i just...
February 9, 2011
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As of writing i just received my Pental Smash, and after a quick 10-15 min writing session I can easily recommend this pencil to ALL casual writers and HARDCORE writers. Such as full time students and scholars. This writing instrument is well balanced, solid, sturdy design and great grip position are perfectly in sync and I can easily see this pencil becoming my primary.
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