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Easily my favorite pencil,...
August 28, 2010
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Easily my favorite pencil, hands-down. The fine point is perfect for a biochem student (and also, I hear, for classics majors with a lot of tiny annotating to do), and the heft and grip are comfortable for long periods of scribbling.

My only complaint is that this pencil does not seem to handle the ends of lead very well; quite a bit is wasted at the end, compared with traditional (non-rotating) clutch 0.3mm pencils.
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Very cool!!! I love...
February 18, 2015
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Very cool!!! I love how it's always sharp.
Does a great job in not...
February 12, 2015
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Does a great job in not having the lead break easily. I have a 0.2 mm lead pencil and as much as I love the precise writing I get out of it, the lead breaks quite easily, so I'm very happy with this construction for the 0.3 mm.
The rotating lead concept...
February 8, 2015
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The rotating lead concept is hard to get used to intially. Normally I'd just rotate my pencil manually so that I still get the sharp side, but having the pencil do it for me is, for lack of a better word, nothing short of magical. Having that mechanism along with having it in beautiful precise 0.3 is amazing because my notes look ridiculously neat without all the smudging and everything that normally comes from worn down lead. I wouldn't use this for tests that require you to fill out bubble though, haha. That's about the only downside I can come up with for this beaut.
4.5/5 - My go-to pencil!...
February 4, 2015
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4.5/5 - My go-to pencil! I'm absolutely in love with the Kurutoga. After using this pencil, I don't know if I can ever go back to using the regular ones (despite my past love for the alpha gels or the dr. grip) It's astonishing how I no longer have to habitually rotate my lead pencils so that I could continue writing with a sharp point. 0.3mm seems to be the perfect sweet spot for me. This is the first 0.3 pencil I've owned, and I don't regret it at all!

However, that being said, one slight annoying I found with it is the quality of the paint/colouring (?) on the barrel. I treat all my pencils/stationary with care, but despite that, it's only been roughly 2-3 months, and I'm noticing that some of the blue colouring has chipped off already. If I had known this would happen, I probably would have chosen a different colour that doesn't make it as obvious.
Good ...
January 19, 2015
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This is a perfect product...
January 17, 2015
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This is a perfect product for beginners using a 0.3 mechanical pencil. This product was my first one and I still have it. This pencil is wonderful and it's the main reason why I cannot and will not write with a 0.5 or a 0.9 mechanical pencil. I love writing small and this pencil does a good job doing so. I advise you to buy it. You will not regret it.
Very happy with this...
October 27, 2014
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Very happy with this pencil. I have a couple of other 0.3mm pencils, but I seem to break the lead quite often with those. Not with this one (so far). And I don't think this one has harder lead, as it writes a nice dark line. My handwriting's pretty small, so a nice thin lead pencil like this is great!
Wow! No lead breakage...
October 21, 2014
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Wow! No lead breakage while writing! Super fine line. Love it.
I am a skeptic at heart...
November 22, 2013
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I am a skeptic at heart and really could not see how this mechanism would really work, but I had to give it a try.

I bought the 0.5 package (see longer review there) and this inner version. These pencils have spoiled me. The mechanism works and the thought of going back to using a pencil that I have to rotate all of the time to get a sharp edge is not a happy one!

The 0.3 provides a very thin, fine line. I am using it when notes need to be longer and yet still fit into margin notes. The pencil is very lightweight - which is not a detriment. There are shaped ridges along the drip line that prevent your fingers from slipping on the smooth plastic surface. A cushioned grip would be wonderful, but it does not affect my preference for this pencil to others now.

Now I am curious what the difference is between this version and the more expensive one. ....I may have to find out.....
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