This pencil is inexpensive,...
October 3, 2015
This pencil is inexpensive, nice looking, comfortable to hold, writes well, and
does almost everything it claims to do. However, there's one catch, and that's
that last 10mm of lead this pencil makes available for use. I find that last
segment of lead rolls around in the guide tube, so that I can't keep it sharp.
I've gotten used to being able to keep the lead point sharp by turning the
pencil in my hand, but I can't do that with this pencil, at least for the last
10mm of lead. When I turn the pencil the lead rolls back to it's previous
position as soon as I start writing. This is so annoying to me that I wind up
removing the last lead segment in order to keep control of the point sharpness.
Doing this defeats the economizing purpose of the design of the pencil, so that
there's no reason for preferring this design over a more conventional pencil
design. But I'd rather have control of the point sharpness than save the last
10mm of the lead piece. So back to the drawing board for this one, as far as I'm