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This item: Uni-ball Lead Holder Refill - 2 mm - F - Pack of 6 - $3.85
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|Model Number||UNI ULNF|
|Shipping Weight||0.70 oz|
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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.
| This F grade is an excellent...
, January 14, 2013
This F grade is an excellent writer's lead. It is smooth, dark and slightly
oily. Like what the others have said, this lead has the darkness of a B with
the wear of an H. This lead gives the writer a glimpse into what the Japanese
leads are like such as in the Tombow Mono and Mitsubishi Hi-Uni wooden pencils.
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This hard to find graphite...
, March 30, 2008
This hard to find graphite grade lead provides excellent control for writing and
line sketching since it retains its sharp point longer while producing nice dark
marks like an HB grade lead (I recall an article on drafting materials that
defined the F grade as having the HB darknes with the hardness of an H lead, yet
these Uniball leads are not scratchy at all like some H leads from other
manufacturers can be).
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While researching for...
This review is from Uni-ball Lead Holder Refill - 2 mm - Red - Pack of 6
, May 2, 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 use this lead several times a week when sketching. I use red, blue and black
leads while sketching (sometimes all three in one sketch). Red lead is great
for value studies!
Pros: Has a great pressure to value ratio (light pressure = light color; hard
pressure = dark color). Natural flow of color. Doesn't wear out as fast as
other colored lead. Great carrying case (don't take these for granted).
Personal Cons: Not fully erasable. Marks look more like a classic colored
pencil and less like red colored lead.
TL;DR - Surprisingly useful and fun to use. Doesn't erase that well. If you
need red lead then you'll be happy!
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These leads are individually...
This review is from Uni-ball Lead Holder Refill - 2 mm - B - Pack of 6
, December 10, 2007
These leads are individually color-coded (indicating its hardness) with a ring
on the end that prevents them from falling off the leadholder. A practical
feature I had not seen in decades that prevents accidental drops and lead
breakage (when pressing the button absent-mindedly). The leads also fit and work
in Staedtler Mars Technico leadholders. I tried fitting them in my Faber-Castell
TK 9400 and Caran D'Ache leadholders, but I would have had to snip off the
useful stopper ring for them to fit. The leads sharpen easily and glide fairly
smoothly over the paper (similar to the graphite from Mitsubishi UniStar pencils
and less smoothly that the Hi-Uni grade). Good value for this quality.