June 29, 2016
I bought this pencil to replace the standard 0.7 mm Kuru Toga I bought more than
two years ago. When I first received it, I was amazed at the elegant, soft shade
of lavender. The color is absolutely beautiful!
The barrel is thick, but the rubber cushion is slightly squishy and incredibly
better than the hardness of the standard Kuru Toga. The cushion is not solid
white, but slightly see-through. The contrast of the see-through "off-whiteness"
with the silver and soft lavender makes this look fairly professional, I think.
It's just gorgeous. I wish the cushion maybe had a bit more sheen, then it would
look incredibly professional.
Looking at this pencil very close and very hard, at first, I was torn between
what I thought looked like slightly cheap material, but then appreciating just
how it was actually designed. It's not a bad cheap, but I was focusing on the
faint plastic seams and not so shiny barrel cushion. I plan on buying more to
have as backups, just in case something happens to this. When I buy mechanical
pencils, I usually have only two in rotation at any one time (maybe two spares),
and I keep them for years on end unless something happens to them.