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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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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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The tip of this pencil...
July 7, 2015
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The tip of this pencil is beautiful, resembling a technical pen from the old days. Architectural in style with clean lines and not in-your-face fancy, this is what I call a subtle pencil. With softer B leads which I also ordered, it writes distinctly without tearing the paper. Love it! My pencil geek soul has been satisfied.
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Easy to write with, doesn't...
October 13, 2015
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Easy to write with, doesn't cramp my hand. Actually my handwriting had noticeably improved. This is an excellent mechanical pencil. I love it.
This is the second time...
June 3, 2015
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This is the second time I bought this pencil. In my first review I wasn't too happy. I was on the fence about purchasing a second one. I'm glad that I did though. I've had this one for 6 months just like the first one. I think maybe my first one was just defective. This pencil has held up really well. I walk around a lot at work. So I have various writing instruments stuffed into my pockets. The coating has held up more better than on the first one. I purchased Uni Kuru Toga Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - HB for refills. This fixed the clogging problem. The grip was still a little on the thin side for me, so I added an extra rubber grip over it. I would definitely purchase more of these pencils.
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.
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!
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