February 11, 2015
I have four of these (.9, .7, .5, and .3) and they've performed well for me for
a couple of years now. I've never broken one, and I'm drawing all the time.
Also, because of the metal body they're easy to tell from my pens, which is
pretty handy when I'm reaching into a jar full of art supplies.
In my experience the .3mm lead requires a VERY light touch. If you're a
ham-handed hack like me, the .3mm is not going to give you the fine lines you
covet. It's going to give you broken lead and broken dreams. So, umm... it's
you, not the pencil. :-)