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It's neat! It writes...
November 25, 2008
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It's neat! It writes a lot finer than regular 0.5mm pencils, and the design itself is very nice and lightweight. But I think for me, my favorite part is that as you write with the pencil, the little circular kura toga logo in the clear part of the barrel rotates. You can actually see the mechanics in action! Very cool!
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transient.nature
The lead rotation mechanism...
July 1, 2011
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The lead rotation mechanism works great and keeps the lead sharp. It's great for writing and doing math problems on small pieces of paper. The grip is minimal, which I like. The space for holding lead could be larger, but it's big enough for me.
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louis0419
I was already a fan of...
February 23, 2015
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I was already a fan of the Kuru Toga pencils, and the color of this one made it a fun one to add to my collection. The lead rotation feature works exactly as advertised.
Pretty, sturdy, good...
February 19, 2015
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Pretty, sturdy, good lead. I refilled with my favored leads, so now it is perfect.
Great for hand writing,...
February 3, 2015
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Great for hand writing, not so great for drawing. The mechanical twist it offers requires a lot of gentle tapping in succession. That is to say a long line, that would be one depression, would not twist the lead, and you would have a sharp angle on the lead again. Overall I'm very pleased with my Kuru Toga's and I'll be purchasing the model with the gel grip, for handwriting of course.
It was nice while it...
January 2, 2015
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It was nice while it lasted. I bought my pencil in June 2014. I liked the idea of the lead rotating while I wrote. I started using my pencil right away. I quality of the plastic on the outside is pretty sturdy. However the orange coating isn't. I dropped my pencil and part of the coating scraped off. The lead holder is very tiny. You can only fit about 3 pieces of lead plus one in the chamber. I didn't use this pencil for at least 2 months. I took it out recently and tried to write with it. The lead kept breaking off. Then the pencil stopped working completely. I can't get the lead to advance even though I know I have 2 pieces in there. I can't get the lead to come out of the holder when I take the eraser cap off. I'm very disappointed. I don't know if I'd buy this pencil again. I'm on the fence, because I really liked it. Maybe I just got a defected one.
acmaclaren
A very good and sturdy...
April 13, 2014
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A very good and sturdy product. I really enjoyed writing with it. The rotation mechanism actually works as intended (much to my surprise :P), and is nice and helpful, though not exactly a game changer. The color is very nice, and the body is sturdy in general, though it feels a little plastic-ey. I dislike that the tip is metal and not retractable, as it makes it awkward to keep in your pocket all the time, but that's a symptom of the rotation mechanism. My biggest issue with this pencil is the eraser. While it's pretty standard for most pencils on this site, I've been spoiled by Pentel's massive twist up erasers, which never need replacing. If you buy this pencil and are planning on using quite a lot, I would absolutely recommend you buy some replacement erasers, so you don't have to worry about running out.

Over all, a very nice pencil, and reasonably priced. If you're looking for something very professional or heavy, this isn't really the pencil for you. Beyond that, It's great!
gabeseltzer
A very nice invention....
May 15, 2013
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A very nice invention. It would be nice if all my pens had rotating lead :) Takes some getting used to since you're always using a sharpened piece of lead. I use Karu Toga lead with this pencil.
vkapoor3141
This pencil is great...
January 18, 2013
This pencil is great for people who just wanna use it to take notes in school and stuff, but it doesn't really clutch the lead well and the lead tends to fall out easily even though when there is quite a bit left. I really like how it looks, though! But i prefer the Uni Kuru Toga High Grade Auto Lead Rotation mechanical pencils with the metal grips....They are more expensive, but 10x better and totally work well.
One star off for being...
December 13, 2012
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One star off for being made in China in Japan. So far so good. I have the Orange, Green, and Blue. Blue and Orange are gifts for friends. It write very well.
eileen.bacon
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