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Ok, it's a 4H. So if...
, February 5, 2011
Ok, it's a 4H. So if you bought this lead expecting to get a discount at the
next county fair, you will be disappointed:)
Seriously, though this is a hard lead that is remarkably strong. One common
complaint against hard leads is that once they wear to a chisel point, the sharp
point can grab the paper and cause lead breakage.
Well, this stuff is strong enough that it's more likely to tear the paper than
to break. Newsprint or similarly cheap paper is a bad idea, as this lead isn't
the right tool for that.
It's not very dark (which is why you buy this lead), but it is remarkably less
scratchy than I expected. Heretofore, the hardest lead I had regularly used was
a Mars 2H in 2mm.
I would say this lead is about as smooth as the Mars 2H--not nearly as scratchy
as a 4H has a right to be.
Also, it is a 4H, so it wears like iron. This one tube will probably be willed
to my kids.
All in all, pretty impressive for an uber-hard 0.5mm lead.
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In my career I have been...
, November 21, 2012
In my career I have been spoiled by a set of 4H pencils that were probably made
in 50s or 60s. They are supper smooth and lay down a line that is probably a lot
fainter then what a 4H lead should. I loved them but I only have a few left so I
have been on a quest to find replacements. Because I favor the mechanical pencil
I tried this as one of my alternatives and I’m quite pleased. It is defiantly
darker then what I was hoping for and it doesn’t glide across the paper like
my old set of 4H pencils but unlike almost all other alternatives I have used it
doesn’t tare the paper at all. It’s one of the best alternatives I have used
so far and probably the one I’m going to end up using.