April 7, 2016
A high-quality pencil I never bought before just because I made fun of it's dart
design, but do not let the design fool you. One feel of the pencil and I can
understand why this pencil has been getting very good reviews.
This pencil has a nice weighted feel towards the tip of the pencil, yet does not
feel too heavy to write with for long periods of use. I thought it will have a
translucent upper body but the amount of translucency is far more than enough
for me to ignore. The knurled grip is probably it's best selling point to me,
being how the knurling covers half the body and how the knurling is not as rough
as pictured. It's more comparable to the knurling on the Graphgear 500 than on
the Uni Pipe shift. Plastic body on the upper half feels solid, and the clip and
lead sleeve part has a nice sanded finish that screams quality.
My only 2 gripes are:
- The cap feels loose, unlike the Pilot S2. I replaced the cap with a Pilot S2
Black Pencil cap that I had as a spare.
- The qualiy of the cap feels subpar, especially the "metal" part of the cap
that twists around for indicating the lead grade (no it's not metal its
However, these factors were not so bad that it changes my impression of the
pencil (well ,,, a bit but not too much). Nevertheless, this is an awesome
pencil that anyone should get if they need a solid pencil that writes well. I
would want to buy the 0.3mm variant but the yellow color isn't up to my liking.