I'm using this for sketching...
April 10, 2009
I'm using this for sketching before I scan art into computer and color etc. The
pencil looks great, light weight, more or less balanced, slightly heavier
towards eraser end, I'd prefer more weight at the front but no biggie. Solid
construction, tiny eraser under cap (I use a slew of other erasers so not a
problem), rubber grip is solid, not cushy or anything, it simply provides
something nice to grip.
Lead mechanism seems clean, lead advances at a good rate, I never have to push
lead back in then re-advance to get amount I want. Sturdy construction, eraser
cap stays on just fine, the window you turn to know what lead you're loaded with
is simple, easy to use and never gets in the way.
I was able to pull the clip off after some picking and pulling which is great
since on my cheaper Pentel's I would always break the clip off then tape over
the sharp remains with electric tape. One thing to note the clip might snag on
clothing since the end is not pulled back into a loop.
Mario is right, the pencil looks thicker in the picture, I kind of wish it was
that way! Overall a solid pencil, both semi cheap and good, doesn't wow me in
any way other than its clean looks, but it doesn't dissapoint either and it's a
step above my longtime used Pentel side clicking mechanism pencils so I'm happy
overall and look forward to using it for years to come.
- Rogers -