Just purchased one of these with some of the Pentel 3B lead.
The mechanism doesn't turn enough for this lead. It doesn't get flat, but the
writing is a little more "bold" than I'd like (Not darkness, but the width of
the strokes), especially with my small handwriting.
I'd suggest starting the pencil with normal HB/#2 lead and seeing if the weight
of the writing is good enough for you, and go up lead black levels if you wish.
-Spins the lead for you, If you're able to quit the habitual turning of your
pencil every word or so, then it's nice.
The plastic part may be a little ugh for some, but if this pencil has been in a
bag or cold area for a while, having the plastic resting on your hand rather
than metal is a little better in my opinion. The metal bits can feel too cold. I
know I'm in the minority here, but seriously, cold metal on your purlicue sucks
-It's a rather long pencil, which means the clip is higher on the pencil. If you
find yourself turning the pencil for whatever reason, the clip will only just
barely hit your hand. Most pencils with clips are annoying to turn when you get
to the clip. Hand sizes my vary with this, but that's how it works for me at
The grip is absolutely amazing. It feels so smooth, yet grips so well, it's not
like holding onto sandpaper whatsover. You can't even feel the grip, yet it
grips wayyy better than my Zebra M402 rubber grip. Those little millimeter slips
when adjusting/moving your hand don't happen, giving you more control over
Looks cool. Just looking t it, you know it's not something bought from walmart.
-Spins the lead for you, which means you can't control the edge yourself. Even
if you turn the pencil yourself, the edge is still different from the mechanism
turning it for you every push down on the last word you wrote.
-On soft writing areas, the mechanism doesn't turn. Writing in a notebook inside
a binder, I find myself having to press down a little hard to make sure the
thing spins. Paper on a wood desk is fine though, and notebooks on desks are ok.