These pencils are a variation...
May 3, 2016
These pencils are a variation to the Alvin Draft-Tec Retrac pencils, which come
as 0.38, 0.5, and 0.7 lead sizes. The Alvin pencils are just slightly heavier
than the Sun-Star and have a rubber grip plus eraser. The mechanisms, however,
are identical, and the Sun-Star is a fraction of the cost of an Alvin pencil.
I have all three Sun-Star pencils and use them as "grab" pencils. I leave them
lying around (computer table, phone table, night stand, etc.) just within reach
when I might need to jot something down or make a quick list.