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|Model Number||TOMBOW MONO-100HB|
|Shipping Weight||5.45 oz|
|Diameter - Max
|Length - Body
9 people found this helpful
I'm a little surprised...
, August 1, 2010
I'm a little surprised how little love the Mono 100 has gotten in reviews.
I've been using high-end Japanese pencils for a while, and while I do like the
Hi-Uni a lot, I find myself gravitating more toward the Mono 100 for writing.
The real-world differences are pretty negligible unless you are obsessively
comparing the two back and forth on a variety of surfaces (guilty), and even
then the differences are small. They are both smooth as far as HB pencils go,
but I find that the Hi-Uni is slightly more slippery on a Rhodia page, while the
Mono feels a bit more viscous. Both qualities can be very desirable, and my
feeling is that the Mono gives a very slightly superior degree of control and
precision for writing. When moving the pencil a lot faster, in sketching for
example, the slightly lower resistance of the Hi-Uni might be more appealing. I
also have had fewer point breakages with the HB Mono 100 than with the HB
Hi-Uni, though both are rare.
Both pencils are excellent, probably deserving of being called the best pencils
in the world today. If you're struggling to decide which to get (and can't
afford both), flip a coin or choose by aesthetics or brand identity and you
won't be disappointed.
3 people found this helpful
THE BEST PENCIL!!! The...
, November 1, 2010
THE BEST PENCIL!!! The lead is smooth and so id the wood, yes i know its a
little pricy but still, its worth is TRUST ME!!! 100/100
| I am not terribly impressed...
, December 12, 2013
I am not terribly impressed by the HB version of Mono 100. It leaves a rather
light mark and a little scratchy compared with the Hi Uni and the Palomino
(original HB or the blackwing 602).