January 4, 2016
I'm just the type of guy this pencil is designed for. Basically, I like to draw
and write for prolonged periods of time. I need extreme precision from my
writing/drafting instruments. And I need good comfort, so that my sensible
fingers can withstand the hours of hard work. I was surprised that despite this
pencil being a metal knurled grip with a plastic body its weight center of
balance was in the middle of the pencil instead of the front. This reduces the
endurance the pencil allows for you hands. However since the pencil is quite
light, and it's not a particularly long pencil, the negative effect is pretty
much mitigated. So the end result is a comfortable pencil you could write/draft
with for hours with minimal fatigue.
The knurled grip is quite literally the best grip I have ever seen in any
pencil, and in fact, it's kind of complex to describe it, since it's very grippy
without being harsh on your fingers, which allows for extreme precision. The
construction of the pencil is superb, and it's clearly designed to last for a
very long time. The only vulnerability is the fixed lead sleeve which you could
bend if the pencil falls, but this problem is endemic to all fixed sleeve
pencils and not just this one.
So far the only con to this pencil is that the grip picks up dust like no other
pencil I have seen. Since I use mine not only at home but on location this could
be very annoying.
In conclusion this is a light, confy, precise, and well built pencil, as close
to perfect as a pencil can be, and a joy work with!