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This is my third type...
August 31, 2013
This is my third type of Kuru Toga, I've had the plastic one, and the roulette model. This is the best by far, the grip is amazing. If I had one gripe, I would have liked a metal clip. Other than that though, I'd go as far as to say it's one of the best pencils ever.
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My goodness, I don't...
February 14, 2013
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My goodness, I don't think I've seen a better Kuru Toga. I mean, it works just as well as any other Kuru Toga, but I think the price and the rubber grip make this pencil better then the rest.
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This pencil is great...
March 15, 2016
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This pencil is great and the lead rotation mechanism works just as described. It's wonderful and fail-safe! I also really like the weight balance of this pencil and I do not feel like I have to grip it very tightly to write well. However, I did take off a star because there are two minor flaws with this pencil (0.5 for each):

1. The lead clicking mechanism is "two-part". I have to push down on the top button extra hard to advance the lead. If I just push on it with the normal force that I would use for any other regular mechanical pencil, it will stop midway and not advance the lead. I have to then apply extra force to advance the lead. It really shouldn't be a big deal but it irks me.

2. The eraser cap is very hard to remove, and I have to try very hard to both take the cap off to use the eraser and to put the cap back on after erasing. This basically deems the eraser useless, as I would save time by just using another eraser.

Other than that, the pencil is very nice. If it's not too much of a hassle, could someone who has bought the no-grip version of this (the regular 0.5 Kuru Toga) tell me if there are any significant differences between the grip version and the no-grip version? I know that obviously there is no grip on the other one and there is a clip on the no-grip version but is there anything else that is a striking difference? Thank you!
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Great pencil... Grip...
August 3, 2016
Great pencil...
Grip is definitely worth the price hike from the standard model.
Lead mechanism does as advertised and rotates to keep a level lead tip.
Great overall!
my favorite kuru toga...
June 16, 2016
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my favorite kuru toga body so far. The standard model was too slippery, and the clip was uncomfortable. This removes the clip and gives a nice sure grip. Try it with 2B lead, its a pleasure, the default HB is too light / hard for my tastes.
Nice grip; good balance;...
February 25, 2016
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Nice grip; good balance; great mechanism
Didn't realize it didn't...
February 23, 2016
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Didn't realize it didn't have a pocket clip so it is only good to stay at my desk. If I were a female I suppose it could go in my purse.
Elegant pencil, works...
February 12, 2016
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Elegant pencil, works well.
I own the Roulette Kuru...
January 23, 2016
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I own the Roulette Kuru Toga which is nice feeling and well-made. I love it for its grip but found the lead sleeve slightly short based on how low down I tended to grip the knurling. I ordered this one to check if anything would be different. It is a different feel completely. The rubber grip allows you to hold the pencil wherever you normally tend to and thus it is very comfortable to write and draw with. It isn't too thick as to be uncomfortable and unwieldy either. The rubber grip is high quality and doesn't shift or seem to look like it would tear. For the price this is a steal. I use it with Rotring Tikky lead.
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I absolutely love this...
January 19, 2016
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I absolutely love this pencil! It's very nice and pretty to look at. Being left handed, I've always had the issue of smudging and smearing my writing when using any type of pencil, and it always makes my work look dirty and messy even when the handwriting is neat. I don't have those problems with this lead pencil however! Writing rarely smears, even when I drag my hand over the words because the lead tip never becomes too sharp or too dull. Of course, I am also using the Uni Kuru Toga Lead, so that probably helps too. I've also experience no lead breakage whatsoever with this. It's absolutely amazing, and since buying this pencil four months ago, I've only had to replace the lead ONCE when the single lead piece ran out. Now that's amazing.

Even if I rotate the pencil myself (which apparently I do automatically after each word, never realized it before using this pencil), the mechanism makes everything so much easier and my writing look all the better for it. I've also dropped this pencil numerous times already, and yet it still works great. My only complaint is that the pencil is just a bit too thin and narrow for me to have a comfortable grip. My hand gets tired easily when writing because of it. I did end up buying the Uni Alpha Gel Kuru Toga mechanical pencil, which I've found is much more comfortable to write with. Nevertheless, if you're trying out a new kind of mechanical pencil, I definitely recommend this one to start with!
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