This is one of my favorite...
This is one of my favorite casual mechanical pencils. Compared to the old Alpha
Gel HD Shaker, this pencil has a lot more heft, which is good for your writing .
The grip on this pencil is slimmer, stiffer, and easier to hold; however, the
inner layers may stick together sometimes. Unfortunately, this pencil has no
shaker feature, but I'm sure you can make a Kuru Toga shaker from numerous
videos (in Japanese) on YouTube. Before this pencil, I didn't really like the
Kuru Toga engine that much. I know they're supposed to have the same engine, so
perhaps it's just that my standard Kuru Toga is faulty, but the engine works
really in this pencil. Although the lead is 0.5mm wide, my words come out as if
they were written by a 0.3mm pencil. The lavender color of the body is also very
charming; as others have noted, though, it is a bit more on the silver side, so
if you're on the fence between the pink model and this one, I would recommend
the pink. Overall, I would highly recommend this pencil. It is fairly durable if
you aren't as impractical as to carry it in your pockets or twirl it around all
In terms of actual comfort, I'd say it's pretty good. I had a test where I had
to write nonstop for over two hours; I alternated between this pencil and
another pencil. When the test was completed, I still had incredibly sore
fingers, but it would have been a lot worse had I used my Graph 1000.