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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
  It's soft, and thus is..., November 2, 2010
It's soft, and thus is not really suited to sustained writing unless you're fond of sharpening a lot. The lead is wide, which may be useful to some, but since I'm a writer and not a sketch artist, it makes no real difference to me.

This pencil is relatively unknown, which is a little surprising as it's a little bit nicer than any of my other soft pencils, including the lauded Staedtler Mars Lumograph 4B and hyped Palomino Blackwing. In some way, the silent, humble excellence of the Uni Penmanship is attractive, but it also seems a little unfortunate that it's so often overlooked.

If you're a writer who likes soft pencils, this is probably the best available, and almost nobody knows it. For sketching, I'll defer to Alberto.
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
  For the value-minded..., June 5, 2009
For the value-minded artist and wooden pencil connoisseur, this should be a no-brainer: with the same length and similar graphite handling properties of the second-to-none Mitsubishi Hi-Uni pencils, the Penmanship Writing Wooden Pencil 3-pack is a great deal (one could get all four 3-packs available for much less than a dozen Hi-Uni pencils, and end up with a mixed dozen of premium 4B & 6B pencils). Its ergonomic triangular profile is quite comfortable for precise drawing control for extended periods. They feel silky smooth gliding on card stock and quickly lay down large areas of deep dark tones. Thus they are great tools for shading and defining shapes in the final drawing stages. Their rich graphite cores are even wider in diameter than the Hi-Unis making them an even better deal. While there is no such a thing as a magic pencil that can make you a great artist overnight, these great pencils are certain to make your artistic journey a lot more pleasant and satisfying. Just to make it crystal clear, every budding artist should try adding these awesome tools to their analog sketch kits.
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
  I totally agree with..., September 16, 2010
I totally agree with the other reviewer. I just got these pencils today and I love them. They are better than any sketching pencils I have ever owned. This is a great deal, considering the price of the Hi-Unis, and you would be crazy not to get these if you like drawing.