Platinum Pro-Use Original 05 Drafting Pencil - 0.5 mm - Blue Body

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4.7 (6 reviews)
Start each design project with this original style drafting pencil from Platinum. The pencil features an acrylic resin body, a fixed 4 mm guide pipe length, lead grade indicator, ribbed plastic grip and metal clip. Pencil dimensions: 5.73 inch (145.5 mm) length x 0.37 inch (9.5 mm) diameter.

Model NumberPLATINUM MSD-300B
Weight0.4 ounces
Body Color Dark Blue
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Metal
Clippable Yes
Diameter - Grip 9.1 mm
Diameter - Max 9.5 mm
Eraser Included Yes
Grip Color Metallic Dark Blue
Grip Material Plastic
Knurled Finger Grip No
Lead Diameter 0.5 mm
Lead Grade Indicator Yes
Lead Sleeve Length 4.0 mm
Length - Body 14.6 cm
Sleeve Type Fixed
Tip Material Metal

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Customer Reviews

Nicely finished, minimal...
April 26, 2012
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Nicely finished, minimal swirling in the sparkly blue plastic, and thicker around the middle than it seems in photos. It's fairly equivalent to the Pilot S3 in overall proportions, finish, and smoothness of operation, though more comfortable through the grip area. I appreciate the clean, slim spring clip, with no bulky tip to interfere with closing a hardbound sketchbook. It's a decent pencil, I'd say, but not quite as solid or precise as a Pentel P205 or a Zebra Drafix. The advance mechanism is a brass 3-jaw clutch, and the magazine tube is plastic. The lead grade indicator stays firmly in place, though the end cap seems ever so slightly too loose, much like the Pilot S3.
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It's quite light, but...
January 8, 2011
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It's quite light, but it's a great pencil.
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I love the superior design...
June 25, 2014
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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.
Pretty much same as what...
October 21, 2013
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Pretty much same as what other people say, but if you get this, do not disassemble to clean the tip unless you have a neat and clean workspace. I tried to unjam my pencil in class once, and a very tiny rubber piece randomly fell out and was lost in the carpet somewhere. My pencil has not worked since, because whenever I click to advance lead, sometimes as much as a centimeter comes out, or sometimes barely anything comes out. The rubber piece regulates the amount of lead dispensed, but if you take it apart, it'll most likely fall out if you aren't extremely careful. Then lead dispense will not be regulated, and the pencil will not be nearly as good as if it were new.
I would personally recommend the P205 if you are looking for a solid drafting pencil that is easy to maintain/unjam/clean. Besides, it's 20 cents cheaper
This is a great pencil,...
September 1, 2012
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This is a great pencil, especially for the price. I've gotten so many other $4-5 pencils and they are a pain to write with. This one feels solid, has a nice smooth clicking action, and looks really elegant (rather than industrial like most drafting pencils). A really nit-picky perk for me is that the cap for the eraser is a solid design too--the entire end (blue and silver sheath) comes off to reveal the eraser, so you can't accidentally twist the part that shows the lead number while you're getting at the eraser. I'm very glad I ordered two of these, and may get another!