I purchased this pencil...
, July 16, 2014
I purchased this pencil with the expectation of it becoming one of the best
mechanical pencils I own. And as a bonus I could use it with my iPhone and
Unfortunately, there is a surprising degree of 'play' or 'sloppiness' between
the extended gold-colored stylus and the pencil body. Enough play to break the
lead inside the pencil as the lead is extruded while in use. Once broken, the
lead is not controllable and has to be pulled out, and a new lead advanced into
writing position. Then the next lead would break in just a few seconds! This
makes the pencil just a very expensive stylus for my idevices.
I do use soft lead, in the B range, so perhaps a harder lead would work better.
Nevertheless, I still wonder why Rotring doesn't ensure the gold-colored
extension is not tightly held by the pencil's body. Then the pencil would meet
But as it is, my recommendation now is to use your money on a better made
pencil. The Ohto and Pentil and so on make superb products for much less money
and much higher value.