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I ordered this alongside...
April 15, 2011
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I ordered this alongside the 0.5mm KT, and I can say the exact same things - it's great. One 'gotcha' with the 0.3mm though is that the lead is so thin that the rotation doesn't do quite as much as on the 0.5mm. It still works, though the difference isn't quite as dramatic. I've read that certain types of lead wear more slowly which makes a difference (I have the HB AIN lead currently) so that may help as well.
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WOW This pencil actually...
April 3, 2009
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WOW This pencil actually does what it says it does!!
I'm impressed with hoe consisdent the line quality is.
The pencil is light and feels solid during writting.
The grips on the front of the pencil are well made.
I love the see through window that allos you to see the gears moving.

Overall a VERY reliable pencil.

Now, if they would just make one out of all aluminum I would be sooo all over an alunimum one lol
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Purchased for my sister....
March 22, 2015
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Purchased for my sister. According to her...USE YOUR OWN LEAD don't use the one that comes with it.
- Beautiful engineering
- Lead rotates on it's own!
- Grip A++ feels nice in my hand

- The lead that comes with it is not conductive to my writing style. It breaks every three letters.
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Fan. Tastic. I never...
April 16, 2009
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Fan. Tastic.

I never noticed before owning this pen that I actually developed a twitch wherein I would manually rotate my pencil every word or so to avoid an ultra-sharp point on the lead. I have to train myself out of that habit with the kuru toga, because my manual rotation keeps the pencil from doing what it says it will. However, with an unmoving hand, this pencil is wonderful. The 0.3 lead has the strength of an 0.7 with a nice, ultra-fine line.
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I love this pencil! Great...
February 22, 2016
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I love this pencil! Great to handle and great to write with. I highly recommend it.
I received this pencil...
February 14, 2016
I received this pencil as a Christmas gift after asking for a good 0.3 mm pencil replacement for my other $5 Graphgear 500, which I use routinely. The Kuru Toga is definitely quite special, though its unique mechanism isn't as evident in 0.3 mm as another reviewer noted. This pencil is lovely for writing in a journal when I don't need my handwriting to be extremely neat as I like it in notes (hence the cheap drafting pencil). The spinning lead does make it a little difficult for me personally to really get down and dirty with the super neatness. I write extremely compact and small, so the rotation makes it difficult to get the right heft. Also, the barrel and tip are just too wide for me to comfortably grip for said precision as I am heavy handed and hold way too close to the tip of the pencil.

With all of that said, this pencil deserves the five stars. Even with such delicate lead size, the Kuru Toga works fantastically at what it's made for. I have no problems with lead breakage, no jams (so far, heh), and the eraser is pretty decent. Even though it's not the best pencil for my personal grip, I'd recommend it to anyone who writes -- it provides a great break for the regular scribbler.
Awesome pencil. Actually...
November 3, 2015
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Awesome pencil. Actually does rotate the lead. Let me focus more on lead choice. My new favorite pencil.
Ever since I tried these...
September 4, 2015
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Ever since I tried these pencils I write with nothing but these. If you like fine and sharp writing you'll love it! I do lots of Math and diagrams sketching so it gets a lot of use and it's still as good as new.
The kuru toga is my preferred...
August 28, 2015
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The kuru toga is my preferred writing tool with graphite. Everything about it is completely excellent...the feel, the function, the price...everything. Love it!
0.3 lead is too small...
August 10, 2015
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0.3 lead is too small to trigger the auto rotation, and I quickly realized that .3 lead is just not worth buying a whole pen for. 0.5 lead should get the job done just fine and maybe the rotation on the bigger sizes will actually keep it sharp, making it equally valuable as a .3 for details. (I guess .3 is always sharp relatively just because it's so small.)
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