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Pentel Stein Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Metallic Red Body

Pentel Stein Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Metallic Red Body

$4.95
4.7 (3 reviews)
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The Stein mechanical pencil features a low center of gravity and metal slip-resistant grip which ensure stable, clean writing. The lead pipe (lead sleeve) at the tip is 4 mm long, providing a clear view of where you're writing and making it easy to line up the tip against a ruler or straightedge. The pencil features Stein lead, which is break-resistant and available in many degrees of hardness. All body colors (except white) sport a subtle metallic sheen.

Dimensions: 5.6 inches length, 0.3 inches diameter (14.2 cm length, 0.8 cm diameter)


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Customer Reviews

The grip was too slick...
April 23, 2015
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The grip was too slick , but the pencil is good other than that
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rdmerrell
Honestly? I'm surprised...
December 7, 2014
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Honestly? I'm surprised that I'm giving this five stars. For my cheap mechanical pencils I always buy Pentel and as such I shouldn't have expected this to be of similar or greater quality than any other Pentel pencil that could be picked up at Walmart.

I was disappointed when I first turned it over in my hand; it felt more poorly made than the Pentel Click. The pencil is not metallic, only vaguely glittery, and every seam on it is incredibly visible. Neither does the grip circle the barrel completely. I suppose I was expecting it to be a mock-up of a metal body pencil. I felt that I may have well gone to the dollar store instead.

Then I tried to write with it.
My mind changed completely.

This is such a light, slender pencil that it feels as if I am holding almost nothing. It is extremely comfortable to sketch with, to turn, and unlike a lot of other pencils due to their shape I can fit this against any of my fingers, at any joint, depending the level of control or pressure required, and in either hand. It stays where it's set without any need for a firm hold. I have CTS and so far this is the most comfortable pencil I have ever used.

...Even though I'd hoped for something shiny, and this is anything but, it is not a purchase that I will be regretting anytime soon. Highly recommended for comfort in place of looks.
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Fionnlagh
For the price, I'd say...
May 20, 2016
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For the price, I'd say that this pencil is worth it. I bought it alongside the pentel graphgear 500, as I wanted an upgrade from my p205. Not that the p205 is a bad pencil - it's just that the clip of the p205 digs into my hand when I write, and I find it ugly without it. Thats why i made an order - I was looking for quality pencils who had their clips higher up. The graphgear 500 has a knurled metal grip, so even though it's more lightweight than its more expensive counterparts, it still feels a bit bottom heavy. This pencil, like the p205, is very light in the hand. I rather enjoy writing with it, and find the bright red color a joy to look at. A previous reviewer had mentioned it looks cheap - this is true, but for its price, this pencil is pretty good.
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