May 1, 2012
While researching for sketching supplies I noticed a lack of reviews everywhere
I went. So hopefully this helps someone! Review your purchases people!
I keep three 2mm lead holders, a mechanical pencil, three brush pens, five
micron pens, three HI-TEC-C pens, leads, erasers, and a sharpener in my Lihit
Lab Teffa Pen Case. This case and a sketchbook are with me at all the times. I
am always prepared for a good sketch.
I bought this lead holder to help differentiate my leads:
Blue Lead: Uni-ball Lead Holder - 2 mm - H (Has a blue cap)
Red Lead: Uni-ball Lead Holder - 2 mm - B (Has a red cap)
Black Lead: Staedtler 925-35 Lead Holder - 2 mm
Pros: Minimalist design. Hexagonal shape prevents holder from rolling. Decent
knurled grip for the price. The colored cap and lead grade indicator are
Personal Cons: This lead holder is light (I like my pens and pencils heavy!).
It is plastic with a few light metal parts. The lead is controlled with a drop
system... pressing the cap in allows the lead to slide freely (some enjoy this
method... I prefer the clutch system). Knurled grip could be bolder. Metallic
gold text on vintage maroon plastic looks cheap.
TL;DR - This lead holder is an excellent VALUE for someone on a budget but if
you have the $$ and plan on using this tool a lot, then go for a more