December 7, 2014
If you're someone who holds their pencil very close to the tip, this pencil may
not be for you.
As advertised, there's a distinctive weight difference as the body is a light
(but sturdy) plastic while the grip is metal. The low center of gravity is not
bad, but those with a definite preference for lighter tools should take note.
You potentially will have to change the way you write / draw in order to take
advantage of this feature. Otherwise, fatigue will be inevitable as your muscles
will try to make up for the unbalanced weight.
That being said, one of the most notable aspects of this pencil is the length of
the knurled grip. It's about 1/4 inch longer than any other pencil I know of and
it feels great. I wish all pencils had this length.
The unique retractable mechanism feels study and tight. Not sure if that might
change with heavy usage, but for now, it works well. There are instructions on
the side and it takes three different actions to lock and unlock the pencil.
This pattern takes some getting used it.
Overall, a very sleek and solid tool. Would definitely recommend it for those
who like retractable pencils.