JetPens had heard about the S Series from Pilot (S5, S10, S20, etc) long before we first held one, and now we understand why people love them so much. The pencil features an interesting combination of plastic and metal. The top part of the barrel consists of see through colored plastic, but the elongated grip is made of a nice ribbed metal. The result is a pencil that has an excellent weight and feel to it. The pencil features a fixed sleeve, textured metal grip, lead indicator, and cap labeled with pencil lead size.