It is nice and smooth, so is Ain, however this lead is not as strong as Ain's
lead. I was able to break it when I tried, but wasn't able to break Ain's lead,
if you find this lead breaking on you during the course of your writing, go with
Ain. However, this is nice, feels smooth against the paper, and is not "easy" to
break. Took more force to break it than I normally put on a pencil while
writing, so it's a keeper yay! I have this and Ain won't need lead for a while.
Best lead that I ever used anyway works great on Blue line Pro comic boards.
It's slicker then Pentel lead I haven't had it break and I use alot of pressure
with it for drawing. Works great in a Pentel Kerry
This lead came as quite a surprise to me. I didn't think there was much
competition to Pentel's Ain lead, but Pilot has made this lead the way I like
it: dark and smooth. It's darker than your average HB grade lead, to boot.
Consequently, it smudges a little more easily. However, seeing as how I like a
HB lead that's this dark and smooth, it fits the bill perfectly.