October 8, 2015
Absolutely fantastic pencil. It's not quite as smooth as my Palomino Blackwings
(either the Blackwing or the 602) but it's not really supposed to be, being an
HB. That said, it gives both of them a serious run for their money. It's _very_
smooth, and makes a nice, full line while not being too dark. The smooth,
plasticy lacquer coating is also an amazingly high-quality feature of the pen.
It's smooth, grippy and feels somehow thick and substantial. Very satisfied for
1/2 the price of a single Blackwing. Good backup pencil, and good pencil to use
on those darned Scantron tests (though, in case anyone is wondering, I've had
success with regards to taking tests with lead grades darker than HB just fine
the few times I've done it).
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