Q: Why do the cap and body colors of this pencil look different?
The cap and body of the Pentel Sharp Kerry are made of different materials (metal and resin, respectively). Because of this, the cap and body colors do not match perfectly. This difference is most noticeable on the blue, green, and red models, but it does affect all colors of the Sharp Kerry.
If you need to depend on an eraser for this outstanding mechanical pencil, get a
Japanese or German made block eraser and an eraser shield. I collect the pencil
as well, have more than 1 of my favorite colors, and have given them as gifts. I
have NEVER had one of these erasers fall out of the pencil in over 6 years. As
soft as the metal casing is on these erasers, a slight touch with small needle
nose pliers would probably solved your fall out problem in less than a minute. I
stock up with other items to take advantage of the free shipping benefit. Rock
on! JetPens!!! :)