I am new to lead holders...
December 30, 2010
I am new to lead holders and am not an artist. I am engineer that just likes
pencils, always searching for the perfect one. I'm pretty sure that I didn't
even know that lead came in so many grades until a couple years ago.
This UNI-ball lead in grade F is about as close to a perfect all-around lead as
there can be. It seems to reside in that elusive sweet spot where it's dark
enough, hard enough, and smooth enough all at the same time.
This lead is not only as dark as an HB, it's as dark as some Bs that are out
there, yet smoother and harder. Writing with this lead is quite the revelation
is you're used to the cheap Pentel Hi Polymer HM you see in every office supply
store for a thinlead (0.5mm, 0.7mm).
Realistically, the difference between this and the UNI in HB is so subtle that
I'd choose the F because it's slightly more durable and just a smooth.
I am a rookie at higher end leads (and 2mm products in general), but this
impressed me greatly.
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