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Wow! I have used dozens...
June 7, 2008
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Wow! I have used dozens of so=called top pencils and I think I have found the best one so far. I always look for better pencils, pens etc....its an on going thing :) and I gotto tell you that this pencil just feels so good in my hand ...it has these grooves that make a perfect grip, and the pencil is not too long which is perfect. I was skeptical at first to buy a pencil that is thicker than most of my pencils but now I'm very glad I did as it fits perfectly in my hand. I use this pencil for drawing and will but more of them to use with other color eno pencil refills sold on this site also.

Generally I prefer retractable pencils but since this is 0.7 mm the tip is very sturdy and does not feel like it would stick me if I have it in my shirt pocket.

I recommend using no less than 0.7 mm color refills as anything less than than and the refill easily cracks as it is not true graphite.

I may also get me a 0.3 mm pencil to use for writing, especially small tiny notes for my pocket book.

5/5 stars; hily rekmndd pencil!
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This is a superb pencil....
January 23, 2012
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This is a superb pencil. It has a great finish and width, but is compact at less than 5 1/8 inches long. The construction is solid and with great attention to not making it so heavy that it is fatiguing to use. The grip is very good with its ribbing and choice of material finishing that is not slippery. If there is one thing about the design it is that it is so round that even with its clip it is prone to rolling. Be sure that it doesn't roll off your desk. Overall a great value and a great pencil. Thanks JetPens.
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Pencil Snob
A while back I bought...
January 13, 2011
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A while back I bought a bunch of drafting pencils from Jet Pens. I bought a Steadtler, an Ohto and this Platinum. I only wanted top-of-the-line pencils and I must say after much use I like this one the best. The Platinum has an excellent combination of design, materials and weight that put it way ahead of the other pencils I bought. The grip area has a nice ribbing on it and is large in diameter compared to most pencils I have tried. The large grip suits my hands well. The mechanism works smoothly and the lead capacity is good. This is the pencil I take everywhere with me and is constantly in use for sketching and note taking. I would highly recommend this pencil!
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benroberts
The Klaatu pencil. Fairly...
March 7, 2014
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The Klaatu pencil. Fairly light weight for its size, it nevertheless exudes an aura of quality. The 'snick-snick' sound of the lead advance has me playing with it far more than is healthy.
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flatulent1
I find theses pencils...
September 6, 2012
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I find theses pencils (both the 0.5 and 0.7 sizes) to be excellent, as they combine great functionality with beautiful design. Each "feature", rather than being added on to a "base" pencil, is expressed naturally as an integrated part of it's original design. Things, such as the ribbed grip and rounded pocket clip, are part of the natural flow of the pencil body. In this way, it reminds me somewhat of the MacBook Pro "unibody" design: great functionality is created as a natural result of a unified design, making the device a pleasure to use.

Originally, I thought the thinner Platinum I pencils would suit me better, but I soon found that I actually prefer the Platinum II pencils (I have used both). The larger grip size and more refined design make it easier and more pleasurable (for me) to use. The only thing that I have yet to decide upon is which lead size and hardness I want for daily use. I like the Uni NanoDia leads and now use the 0.7-B (which is dark enough, but has a somewhat thick line). I've just ordered (but haven't yet received) a set of Uni NanoDia 0.5-B to 0.5-4B leads (from JetPens). I'm hoping that one of these will achieve a thinner, yet dark line, without too much smearing (my ultimate lead ;-).

I know it's "just a pencil", but it feels more like a piece of art that you can hold in your hands, making a common-place task, like writing on paper, more enjoyable.
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This is a great writing...
July 28, 2010
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This is a great writing instrument. I like the wide grip, weight and balance. The balance is similar to my rotring, but a lot lighter. I would recommend this.
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Bought it and a pen version...
July 23, 2010
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Bought it and a pen version also. Has a very nice feel especially for a non gel type grip. Somehow the barrel feels soft to me, weird in a good way. I am hoping they will come out with a 0.9.
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ctcharger
The Platinum Pro-Use...
August 31, 2015
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The Platinum Pro-Use II 0.7 mm drafting pencil is one item that I had passed over and overlooked for a long time in my wish list after been enticed by so many new arrivals. I have been using it for scribbling, writing, and sketching on the go, making quick demo drawings in class, and having many of my students try it after using your average disposable plastic mechanical pencil and some other drafting pencils from my collection. The general consensus was that the Platinum Pro-Use II pencil was one of the most comfortable choices from my classroom sample tools box. After weeks of testing it in my daily carry case (Cubix Round Zip Colored Pen Case) and sharing it with my nephews and students, I am very pleased with its performance and very glad to have added it to my main sketching kit. I have taken it to the mall food court, several doctors' offices, and the ER. The Platinum Pro-Use II drafting pencil proved to be quite reliable, comfortable to work, and a conversation-starter thanks to its unique look (being shorter and a tad chunkier than other drafting pencils). It feels very solid in the hand, for its aluminum construction make it quite sturdy yet fairly lightweight. Since the tip is not retractable, you should probably wear a pocket protector or choose a nice pen case to carry it around. Its internal metal clutch-advance mechanism worked smoothly and did not jam during my tests. Its metallic blue lead grade indicator ring has a notch that can be lined up with the appropriate grade etched around the conical tip of the pencil (3H to 3B). The 4 mm guide pipe or lead sleeve makes it easier to work with rulers and templates and in my experience significantly reduces lead breakage. The lead is held firmly by the metal clutch and protected by long metal guide, so your drawing tip feels very precise and easy to control. Its internal metal clutch-advance mechanism worked smoothly and did not jam during my tests. Its metallic blue lead grade indicator ring has a notch that can be lined up with the appropriate grade etched around the conical tip of the pencil (3H to 3B). The 4 mm guide pipe or lead sleeve makes it easier to work with rulers and templates and in my experience significantly reduces lead breakage. The lead is held firmly by the metal clutch and protected by long metal guide, so your drawing tip feels very precise and easy to control. The aluminum body is made of cylindrical components that securely screw into each other. Thus they can be easily loosen or tightened as needed for adjusting the lead grade or removing the pocket clip if desired. The wide ridged grip section feels particularly smooth and pleasant to the touch while giving you full-motion control of your drawing strokes. The narrow drafting tip allows a clear view of your drawing as you sketch. I would highly recommend the Platinum Pro-Use II 0.7 mm drafting pencil for both collectors and sketchers alike. This well-designed tool would not be out of place in a Sci-Fi show, and its sleek body with matte silver finish would make it a perfect match to your metallic gadgets from the Apple store.
everything is great except...
August 25, 2015
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everything is great except the grip... Too slippery. I wish I can return it.
Excellent pencil for...
August 21, 2015
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Excellent pencil for sketching.
dunringill
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