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 3.3 (3 customer reviews)
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April 12, 2012
Very good, strong, and...
Very good, strong, and looong lasting leads! This is my first time trying out leads that are not HB's from local stores. These do not smear and sharpen very easily with the Staedtler 2mm lead pointer. Highly recommended. (I also recomend to put these in a different 2mm lead holder than the one it is intended for, to avoid lead breakedge.)

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March 19, 2011
I'd go further then the...
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I'd go further then the previous reviewer: I found these to be more then a 'little' soft for a B grade lead. Too soft and easily broken. Not recommended.

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July 28, 2010
When I first saw these...
When I first saw these (and their holders), I dismissed them completely. They looked like cheap toys, rather than high-quality stationery. However, I eventually decided to try the leads after they were recommended to me. Long story short, I was impressed.

They're very, very smooth. Dark too. They are a little on the soft side for their grade, as is common in many of the high-end Japanese pencils (the leads are Japanese as well, though the holder is made in China). I hadn't expected anything special, so it was really a shock to use them the first time. In a heavier leadpointer, it's a fantastic writing experience.

However, they're not perfect. Even for a B grade, they're a little soft, and will not retain a super-fine point very long. If you're an ultra-small writer, these aren't really ideal...but then again, neither is any other B pencil. They work wonderfully though if your handwriting isn't microscopic.

All in all, this is a great lead. Well worth checking out if you're into darker/smoother graphite.

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