2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
I'm a professional illustrator...
, May 2, 2013
I'm a professional illustrator, and this is HANDS DOWN my favorite pencil to
work with, and has been for years. Admittedly, I did like the original body
better, but the current body has no adverse effects on its function, and I have
several of these that have held up for years - I just keep replacing the leads.
The long eraser is great, and since it's the same white vinyl material as the
Staedtler's full-size artists' eraser, it really does a top-notch job of
cleaning. I only break out my bigger one when I need to clean up a large area
The most awesome thing about this pencil, though, isn't the body or the eraser,
but the lead itself. Staedtler's mars micro lead (the put different lead in
their super cheap pencils, it's different from what's in these) is like drawing
with a liquid pencil: there is almost NO drag whatsoever, and I love it, and
will CRY if they ever stop making it. Jetpens, if you can get ahold of the
replacement lead for these pencils (these!
http://www.jp.staedtler.com/Mars_micro_carbon_jp), I will officially never shop
for it anywhere else. (Here's hoping someone in acquisitions reads this
Not a bad pencil, I...
, November 21, 2013
Not a bad pencil, I like pencils with twist erase, since I do a lot of
revisions on drawings I make.
It seems like the eraser is better quality than usual.
I'm not crazy about the barrel design, sort of triangular, and maybe too
It's a nice addition to my collection, but not perfect.
The only complaint I...
, August 22, 2013
The only complaint I have about this pencil is that, yes, the body does feel
pretty cheap and flimsy, almost as if you can break it in half if you bend it
enough. Besides that, it's a good product.