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Personally, this lead...
, March 28, 2012
Personally, this lead suits me perfectly. It has never broken on me except for
when I've accidentally dropped the pencil and it landed at an awkward angle. I'm
a little heavy handed when it comes to drawing but it's still held up strong for
me as long as the lead isn't way too far out.
While it claims that it doesn't smudge, it does, but far, far less than any
other lead I've ever used does. Normally I'm covered in graphite, but this lead
reduces it by at least 90%, making my paper much cleaner when I draw.
You get 15 leads per tube which is 3 more than you'll get with other leads from
Also, the case these come in is perfect. You twist the cap, not pop it open,
making accidentally spilling and losing all of your lead much harder to do. As I
wrote this, I popped open a case of the o.7mm leads to compare them to this
lead, and they spilled everywhere.
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I love this entire line...
, August 10, 2013
I love this entire line of leads. They rarely break, and I think I have only
broken them when banging the pencil against something, not in actual usage. I
really like that the top twists open instead of detaching from the container
because I can't lose it; also, you won't spill all your leads when pulling off
the cap. The Ain Stein leads all seem to mark lighter than the regular Pentel
leads in the ugly parallelogram containers, so if you are mixing different
hardnesses of them in a drawing you may have to do some test marks to get the
darkness you really want. These are a little expensive, but I am picky about
what I draw with and I choose these consistently.
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I have tried many different...
, June 3, 2013
I have tried many different 0.3 leads, and by far this one is the BEST. Of
course it will break because its so fine, but it break way less than any other
brand I have tried. As an artist though, the selling point was that it does not
smear nearly as much as other brands, nowhere close.
| I think this lead lacks...
, January 14, 2014
I think this lead lacks smoothness. I started writing with this lead in HB then
switched to Hi-uni in H and the latter was so much nicer and smoother to write
with, even though it was H. It even showed in the quality of my handwriting:
much softer letters.
Im giving Pentel a chance though: if its true that it doesnt smudge - thats why
I bought it in the first place - then Ill just buy Pentel in softer grades and
use it when Im drawing because there non-smudginess is important.
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I bought this lead, and...
, April 25, 2011
I bought this lead, and it breaks constantly!!! I had a different brand and it
did not break often like this one.