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|Model Number||UNI MH500B|
|Diameter - Grip||8.0 mm|
|Diameter - Max||8.7 mm|
|Knurled Finger Grip||Yes|
|Lead Diameter||2 mm|
|Lead Grade Indicator||No|
|Length - Body||14.0 cm|
March 19, 2014
Pair it with the Uni...
Pair it with the Uni 2mm lead sharpener and you're in sketch, doodling, and writing business for the long haul. It's comfortable, and strong, and plainly attractive. I have immediately become a fan of Uni's pencils and other writing utensils. You'll love it if you're needing a good, solid lead holder for everyday things. :)
Now, if only Uni sold 2mm lead refills darker than their 3B, I'd be over the moon and back. :)
Perhaps someday. Where's my sketchbook?
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December 30, 2010
I love it! Until I received...
I love it! Until I received my JetPens order, I had only used a Staedtler 780 (German made). This unit is better in every way. The plastic is higher grade, the knurling a little deeper. The overall length is a little shorter. The shorter length makes it seem to balance better in the hand. I still like the 780, but I prefer this lead holder, regarless of grade.
The B grade from Uni-ball is wonderfully smooth and dark, and while it's somewhat soft, it's not unreasonably so. It's almost as dark as a KIN in 4B, yet much harder and just as smooth (maybe smoother, as the Koh-i-noor almost feels crayon-like).
The point last long enough to be useful for writing, so those who prefer darker lead need not compromise for a writing pencil.
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May 1, 2012
While researching for...
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. Now 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 convenient. Inexpensive.
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 professional model.
June 29, 2010
this has become my favorite...
this has become my favorite drawing tool i love this thing.