I initially loved this...
October 19, 2014
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
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
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.