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This is my favorite pencil! ...
December 7, 2010
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This is my favorite pencil!

Hexagonal body, removable clip, 0.3 mm lead, a twist out eraser, it has everything I like and no nonsense.
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This pencil is very inexpensiv...
January 23, 2015
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This pencil is very inexpensive. I ordered five of them because they were so inexpensive and also inexpensive pencils have a short life span. The first one I used stopped working after several days. The second one, the one I'm using now and had for about a week or so, is working just fine - so far.

A good pencil for the price.
My go to pencil for fine...
November 15, 2014
My go to pencil for fine lines. I love this pencil, but don't count on the eraser much.
The pencil tip came jammed...
November 15, 2014
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The pencil tip came jammed and would not allow the graphite through. very unsatisfied customer considering i was really looking forward to using my new pencil.
Broke in 2 days :(...
November 5, 2014
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Broke in 2 days :(
I initially loved this...
October 19, 2014
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I initially loved this pencil. It writes well and with minimal lead breakage due to pressing too hard. I selected this pencil because of its reasonable price and its large twist out eraser, which is a must for me. Although there are things to love about this pencil I am giving it two stars because of a few major annoyances.

1) There is an unfortunate design flaw in the twist out eraser. The fragile pieces of 0.3 lead being stored inside the barrel of the pencil are exposed to the twist out eraser mechanism, so if you extend the eraser while the pencil is turned upside-down (eraser towards paper, ready to erase) the lead can get caught in the eraser mechanism and broken in to small pieces, that can later jam the lead advance mechanism. Not to mention waste your expensive 0.3 lead.

2) While a large eraser is very nice to have, the actual material of the included eraser is poor quality and causes a lot of smudging. I have not tried the refill erasers from jetpens which appear (from the pictures) to be white (instead of the black one included), so I cannot speak to the quality of the refill erasers.

3) The metal clip at the top of the pencil easily slides off because of the slippery material of the pencil barrel. I have (on more than one occasion) nearly lost the metal clip after it unknowingly slipped off when I clipped it in a spiral notebook.

If these three things were to be addressed, this would be a perfect pencil.
An amazingly durable...
September 30, 2013
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An amazingly durable and reliable pencil for the price. Good enough to give the old faithful Pentel P203 a run for it's money. No jamming issues, and the interior lead tube will easily hold an entire tube of 12 leads. I've used many .3mm pencils over the years as a professional cartoonist/illustrator, and this pencil ranks up there with some of the best. Very light, like a wooden pencil, allowing for paper surface texture info to be transmitted easily to the fingers...very important for drawing, and a sensation often lost with heavier pencils which isolate the artist's hand from the paper. The price...can't beat it for such a great pencil.
Love these because you...
February 5, 2013
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Love these because you don't need to remove cap to get at eraser, and they're cheap. I've had one where the clutch stopped working, so they may not be very durable. Still, a very nice pencil for the price.
Around 2 hours ago or...
May 30, 2012
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Around 2 hours ago or so I lost this pencil and I miss it so much I can't help but say that this was my favourite pencil-- it NEVER squeaked and it fit comfortably in my hand. Sure, I was never sure if the lead wasn't going to break when I inserted it into the barrel but at the same time it never broke when I wasn't sure. The lead advanced little by little so all I had to do was click once and I'd have enough-- and the lead rarely broke on me. I don't know, this was a spectacular pencil and I'm thinking of buying another since I lost my old one :c
Just got this pencil,...
October 14, 2010
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Just got this pencil, overall its a good pencil, however the sleeve was not what i expected it to be.

the lead is held still via a rubber/plastic? grommet inside the metal tip. I expected a more "snug" fit of the lead in the actual sleeve.

this play can cause squeaking if the pencil is held very close to perpendicular to the paper when writing, on the bright side, if you do not advance the lead too far, you wont get lead breakage. (I learned to write softer using fountain pens now)

the build quality was okay, nothing to rave about, something that works overall.

I'd give this pencil 5 stars if the sleeve was more snug. the quest for the perfect fit sleeve for a .3 remains.. (hopefully without spending a fortune to find it...)

compared to the pilot air blanc...

the air blanc is more "fitted" at its "sleeve" well the tip... the lead does not move around much, and fits nicely. however because its not a sleeve type, i do get some breakage when used at a more extreme angle. and the rubber grip.. eh (it seems to become loose rather quickly, and now is like a old rubber grip), relative to this pencil, its a draw. since this grip isnt uber comfy either.

I would take this pencil over the air blanc, but this isnt pocket safe for those who cares. .3 sleeve is quite sharp to put in your pocket.
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