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Pair it with the Uni...
, March 19, 2014
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?
| While researching for...
, 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.
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
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
| I love it! Until I received...
, December 30, 2010
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
The point last long enough to be useful for writing, so those who prefer darker
lead need not compromise for a writing pencil.
| this has become my favorite...
, June 29, 2010
this has become my favorite drawing tool i love this thing.