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This is my first lead...
August 28, 2012
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This is my first lead holder, so I do not have an expansive knowledge of them, but I can say it's wonderful. Even though it has a plastic body there is some good weight to it. I use it all the time (and I am not a pencil guy, typically), it is quite nice. Very easy to use, and quite handsome, indeed.

The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars was the lead grade indicator: I bought 3B lead, put it in, and turned the lead grade indicator only to find out that it only indicates as high as 2B. This doesn't take away from the quality of writing or the feel of the pencil, but it was disappointing, to a degree, that the lead I chose to be in there cannot be correctly displayed by the lead grade indicator.

Just for everyone's information, here are the lead grades that the lead grade indicator has: 4H, 2H, H, F, HB, B, 2B.

It would be very cool if there were an option from Rotring to change the indicator!
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It works well and the...
July 14, 2014
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It works well and the integrated sharpener is a welcome addition. As a bonus, the color scheme is a little sleeker than the blue and silver found on many leadholders from other companies.

The grade indicator was a nice thought, but in the end not useful for me. I carry the leadholder daily in a pencil case with an assortment of pens and markers, so it gets jostled around too much to stay in the correct place.
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i search all over for...
April 13, 2013
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i search all over for different products and for the price this lead holder is by far the best yet..light yet not too light..fairly sturdy construction...pro look and feel...and if you,ll notice jetpens is always out because its a great deal for this product...highly recommended by artist ,for artist and to artist.
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Well made for the price...
August 23, 2016
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Well made for the price
hot dog this thing is...
June 3, 2016
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hot dog this thing is awesome. And I can take the mechanism out and build a custom barrel for it if I want, too.
Exactly what I wanted,...
March 23, 2015
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Exactly what I wanted, I like the smaller barrel it fits better in my hand.
The reason I picked this...
November 11, 2014
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The reason I picked this one in particular is the lead indicator and I'm pleased with my purchase. The attached sharpener works pretty well, but I ordered an external one because I needed more sharpness. Good deal here from JetPens.
A workhorse of a lead...
November 7, 2014
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A workhorse of a lead holder. I also like the sharpener in the clicker.
This is a lightweight...
November 7, 2014
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This is a lightweight and robust lead holder that is relatively inexpensive. The clutch holds the lead firmly and the plastic knurling provides some grip, but not enough. The lead indicator isn't loose, but it moves easily enough that I don't trust it to stay where I set it. The built-in sharpener is better than most built-in sharpeners, but, as is typical of most built in sharpeners, is difficult to clean, so if you use it to sharpen your lead, you can expect graphite powder to fall out in your pencil case or pocket. The clip is pretty solid. The balance is slightly top heavy.

It didn't get 5 stars for the following reasons:
-- knurling isn't grippy enough
-- center of balance is too high for my liking

Both of these issues could probably be addressed by using a metal grip section like the Staedtler Mars Technico (which is about the same price).

Summary: good lead holder for the price.

Great lead holder. Nice...
May 29, 2013
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Great lead holder. Nice weight, strong plastic body.
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