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 4.8 (8 customer reviews)
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September 20, 2010
The body of this pencil...
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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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January 25, 2011
Bought this pen in Japan...
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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February 1, 2008
I don't think the description...
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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
Great pencil. I have...
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Great pencil.
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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December 27, 2014
I like this pencil, but...
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I like this pencil, but it's not perfect. It is all metal (except for the lead reservoir), but the grip and push button have a rubberized coating. This coating makes clicks feel a bit more substantial and unique, which is a huge plus. It also collects salt from the sweat on your fingers in the little grooves on the grip, which is kinda gross. This isn't the end of the world, but it's this one flaw that keeps me from really swooning over this pencil. Otherwise I like that "Pro Use" is printed on the barrel; it looks very dorky in a good way. The barrel and grip screw together to hold the lead indicator in place very tightly like they do on a Pentel Smash.

December 20, 2014
Platinum is on to something...
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Platinum is on to something with so many great looking and functional pencils reasonable prices I think more costly brands should watch out. Although, this model may be a bit to light weight to hold my interests I can definitely see myself using it from time to time.

June 25, 2014
I love the superior design...
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I love the superior design and quality of all the Platinum drafting pencils. They really did a good job on all of them. The only con I have is the fact that they are labled with the phrase, "Pro-Use," which I find kinda embrassing. However, unless someone is native speaker of English, it probably won't be noticable lol. And, indeed. Originally, these were not intended for sale in the United States.

October 27, 2013
I bought this for working...
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I bought this for working math problems, taking notes, and sketching. The first thing I noticed was the flawless build quality. It is heavier than it looks, but not uncomfortably so. It feels durable. The round, ringed, aluminum grip is nearly as secure as I would like, and does it without knurling. The round aluminum grip is larger than the diameter of the round aluminum barrel. The advancement of the lead is positive. There is no way to retract or cap the tip, so it is not "pocket safe". This pencil reminds me of a Staedtler 925 without knurling or rubber grips, and all the edges rounded. Some pencils I try, but lose interest. The Platinum Pro-Use I is a classic pencil that holds my interest.