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 4.6 (5 customer reviews)
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January 25, 2013
This pencil is well balanced...
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This pencil is well balanced and very functional. I don't think the pictures do this pencil justice as the body of this pencil is one solid piece of material and feels very sturdy. The retractible metal sleeve that supports the lead was well designed and works flawlessly. When not in use, the sleeve can be retracted into the body of the pencil making it a little easier to carry in a pocket or sleeve.

Overall, I was impressed with this Retro 51 Pencil.

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karl.beck
 
October 27, 2014
Great feel and all aluminum...
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Great feel and all aluminum frame is very durable on the worksite.

JERainey66
 
January 6, 2014
I have had this pencil...
I have had this pencil for over a year now and I have to say it is exceptional. The build quality is excellent and feels heavy in the hand without being exhausting to write with. The advancing mechanism is solid, and has only jammed on me once (it cleared easily though). The pictures don't do it justice, The look of this pencil is spectacular. I loved the name of it and how it was engraved into the clip.

This pencil has lasted me well through extensive writing and maths (Engineering Student) and I'm sure it will continue to last as long as I continue to treat it well.

mitchell.kingsley95
 
October 19, 2013
I have nothing bad to...
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I have nothing bad to say about this pencil whatsoever. when i first bought it, i started writing with it and the grip feels absolutly comfortable in my hands. it still felt comfortable even after two hours of use. i would reccomend this pencil to you guys.

loydgarmadon1
 
April 17, 2013
SIZE MATTERS This...
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SIZE MATTERS

This is a good quality mechanical pencil that has a good heft and sturdy build. It reminds me of a Rotring 600
but with an adjustable sleeve tip. Yes the sleeve tip length can be adjusted if you are deliberate with the use of
the eraser knocker push button. I find this feature useful for extended writing tasks. I am an engineering student
and write a lot. The lead extension mechanism is well made and makes a nice positive click when you extend
the lead bit by bit. Each click extends the leaf about 0.75mm.

The grip is knurled as stated in the description but feels very thin in my hand. I am very disappointed with how
small in diameter the grip is as the original description (when I purchased the pencil) suggested that
it was 8.5mm.

The new detailed description states 8.2mm but I measured 8.15mm. Also the max diameter is 9.5mm not
including the pocket clip.

Overall I think this is a nice pencil but I can't use it very much as the grip is too small for my hand.