I received this pencil...
March 15, 2011
I received this pencil this evening and I'm not as impressed as I thought I'd
be. My previous pencil of choice was the Staedtler Mars micro 775 series.
However, the rubber grip on those pencils stretch over time and eventually the
pencil needs to be replaced. This is what lead me to search for all metal
This pencil does have a nice weight and feel while writing, and I love the
knurled grip. However, the mechanism that adjusts the lead advance rattles and
the click is not as smooth as my beloved 775 series. I was disappointed that my
Staedtler lead containers would not plug into the lead hopper, like the 775
series. I also noticed that it is fairly easy to force the lead back into the
tip. Finally, the adjustable lead advance mechanism is more of a gimmick than a
useful feature and is just another thing that can break and make the pencil
I just ordered a Staedtler 925-25 Silver Series pencil. Hopefully, I'm happier
with that choice and can give it 5 stars.