January 16, 2009
I bought one of these a while ago to try. It is a pencil that I really want to
love, but just can't. It is very nice looking and has a respectable build
quality. There is something strange however about the indentation of the rubber
grip, that while it is good for keeping your grip from sliding forward, causes
the angle of the tip relative to what I am used to with other pencils to be just
slightly peculiar. Thus, it just doesn't feel like it's pointing in the right
direction. It might also be that the tip is a bit shorter than I'm used to. One
other thing, it rattles a bit while writing.
I found a different Platinum model, the MSD 300 model rather than this one which
is the MSD 500 model. The cheaper MSD300 has a simpler and lighter body with no
lead hardness indicator, no rubber grip, but a very nice flared tip that is
extremely comfortable for writing. The MSD300 is really cheap-o. But since it is
just so "writable" I have wound up using it along with Pentel P203 as my main
0.3 pencil for writing really fine stuff.
Nice looking and nothing really technically wrong (except rattling), but I just
find myself not wanting to use it.
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