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This is one of the smoothest...
October 28, 2010
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This is one of the smoothest blue leads I have used - definitely great for drawing and sketching. An added bonus is the reformulation did make them stronger than Pentel's previous blue leads. They can actually hold their own under pressure and on a rough tooth paper..

Blues being a wax-based lead, they never do erase quite as well as graphite, but these ones do erase better than other blues I've used. They also don't cause ink to bead up and roll off the lines like other blues...

All in all, the best blue leads I've used.
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snowbringer
For my purposes, this...
February 23, 2015
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For my purposes, this lead didn't really work that well. I had hoped to use it when taking notes to call out certain portions of text, but the lead drags, almost feeling waxy; the resulting written text is very light. I'm now only using it with small text stencils, which it works well for. This same review also applies to the red version of this product, which I also purchased and experienced exactly the same results with.
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Really great lead. I...
January 3, 2015
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Really great lead. I use it in my pentel graph gear 1000 to tidy up sketches and it looks awesome
Got this based on the...
January 1, 2015
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Got this based on the other reviews, but this blue lead is a work in progress. The lead breaks often and the blue is not a darker blue. Disappointed.
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arunshanbhag
Love it, love that it...
November 10, 2014
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Love it, love that it is stronger than previous ones as advised and it doesnt smudge, did great for me and inks lay over it well
dogzrbarkn
Stronger than other colored...
July 24, 2013
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Stronger than other colored leads and very blue :)
amandarias
Awesome lead! I repurposed...
July 31, 2011
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Awesome lead! I repurposed one of my old SumoGrips just for blue lead and it worked out spectacularly. Only thing is, is that if you let it sit for an extended period, it will stick to the sides of the container and require some work to get it out. Oh, and it tends to snap while in use.. But overall a great buy, and the color is amazing!
Nice thin line, but ...
October 17, 2010
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Nice thin line, but unerasable.
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This lead is just the...
February 8, 2015
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This lead is just the worst.
Its easily breakable (I don't have a heavy hand and even setting my pencil down too hard snaps it , wasting the lead) and ghosts like Slimer (if you can actually erase it in any meaningful way, which you can't).

I really wish I had known how asinine this lead was before attempting to use it for an important project. Unfortunately, I didn't and now Iv'e wasted my money and my paper.

If you're using this as a replacement for Uni's Mint Blue lead: don't. Just bite the bullet and buy Pilot's coloured leads in .07, you'll be much happier.

Apologies for my temper, but making a lead that doesn't erase and splinters like glass if the wind blows the wrong way is inexcusable.
You need a light hand...
November 24, 2014
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You need a light hand to write with these without the lead breaking, but then it's rather pale. I don't think I'll be able to use these.
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