For an inexpensive mechanical...
December 26, 2012
For an inexpensive mechanical pencil this one does fine, especially considering
it has a shaker mechanism (which I personally never use). It is broader than
most other mechanical pencils and has a decent grip, nothing fancy. It also has
a twist-advancing eraser. The shaker mechanism gives it a nice weight. The
little metal tip is a nice touch and does not retract into the plastic housing.
Also, the barrel might looked ribbed in the photo, but it is completely round.
I would compare this to the Pentel Twist-Erase III, and overall I would say the
TE III is a better mechanical pencil because of its grip and eraser. You can
easily find TE III eraser refills anywhere but I imagine erasers for the Zebra
Fullst are hard to come by.