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The body of this pencil...
, September 20, 2010
The body of this pencil is metal, it's lightweight but not too light. It's
comfortable in the hand and makes a satisfying CLICK when the top is pressed. It
comfortable to write with and seems sturdy. The lead hardness indicator actually
stays on the selected hardness. I might purchase another in a different lead
size. Very pleased
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Bought this pen in Japan...
, January 25, 2011
Bought this pen in Japan and used it on a daily basis for years without trouble.
Light but sturdy and very comfortable. I only need to replace it due to it
falling to rigors no pen should endure.
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I don't think the description...
, February 1, 2008
I don't think the description is too far off for this pencil. very well balance
and smooth clean finish. the grip sports grooves cut into it to prevent
slipping. my only complaint is that the grip itself could be a bit longer to
support several finger positions, and perhaps a small color indicator to let you
know what size pencil your using at a glance. the band above the grip serves as
the size indicator, but the difference between them is very subtle. overall
great and well constructed and balanced pencil with a very nice finish.
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, May 30, 2012
I have 3 mechanical drafting style pencils. I alternate between using them all.
This has slick good looks and a light weight body. I was surprised at how light
weight it was right out of the package. It's fantastic for using with my sketch
set because it is so light weight.
It's also very comfortable to use in a variety of grips, from standard tripod
grip to overhand grip. I really like the fat clicker on the end and that it
gives a satisfying *Click* when pressed. The fact that the lad designation stays
put is great too, especially as I fill my pencils with a variety of leads, from
H to 4B, reliably know what I put in my pencil last is really nice.
Overall a great pencil, well worth the price.
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This is only an initial...
This review is from Platinum Pro-Use II 05 Drafting Pencil - 0.5 mm
, April 15, 2011
This is only an initial review, as I received the pencil today. However, there
are a lot of good things to notice right off the bat. One, this all metal
construction is spectacular. It isn't anywhere near as heavy as a rotring 600,
but it has all if not more of the solid feel from the build quality. The grip
size is great. I usually go for smaller grips, but this one isn't too big like
lots of pencils can get to be. I really hate reading 2 and 3 star reviews from
people disappointed that when they mistreat their pencil (i.e. DROP IT) that it
doesn't stand up better. Of course a pencil with a permanantly protruding lead
sleeve is going to be damaged. You should recognize this and do your best to
Enough of my rambling. This is one awesome pencil, and as far as drafting AND
regular mechanical pencils go, I can honestly say this will be in my top 3 for a
long time to come.