I somehow missed that these were 2.3mm erasers even though JetPens has been
showing them to me for months. If I had realized sooner, I would have snatched
one up right away with a bucketful of refills. I draw very fine lines in my art
and have been needing an eraser like this! It works great! Next time I order I
will get a rectangle one too. One of the best art tools EVER!
I use these for art and like them very well. Unlike what some others have said,
I don't find these scratchy at all. In fact, I hoped they would be scratchier
because I like the feel of a crow quill or Rapidograph on paper. Don't quite get
that with these. I like the colors. I would buy other colors if they are
available (haven't checked yet). These don't bleed or feather so you get a line
close to what is advertised. I REALLY like that! I use the finest lines possible
in my art. Sometimes the ink flow slows down but I keep a sheet of scratch paper
nearby to restart the pen on and it usually starts right back up.
I love this sharpener. Haven't tried it for clutch pencils, but for wood pencils
it works like a dream. I just got it and the blades are the sharpest I have ever
encountered. I have not seen the spare blades...maybe they are in a compartment
on the sharpener? The spare blades were not a consideration in my purchase. If
you want a very sharp, long point on your quality wood pencils, try this
I love this entire line of leads. They rarely break, and I think I have only
broken them when banging the pencil against something, not in actual usage. I
really like that the top twists open instead of detaching from the container
because I can't lose it; also, you won't spill all your leads when pulling off
the cap. The Ain Stein leads all seem to mark lighter than the regular Pentel
leads in the ugly parallelogram containers, so if you are mixing different
hardnesses of them in a drawing you may have to do some test marks to get the
darkness you really want. These are a little expensive, but I am picky about
what I draw with and I choose these consistently.
I use mine exclusively for drawing and love that the distance between the tip
and body allows for clear view of your work. I would not choose it for a writing
pencil. The eraser is good and lasts a decent amount of time, but I only use it
for small marks. I use a separate eraser for erasing large areas. I like that
the eraser cap let's you indicate your lead hardness, but you have to pull it
out a bit, grip the metal portion, then turn the dial. The color is quite
attractive and true as pictured. I also own another in a different size, and if
money were not an issue would want one of every size (and color!).
I bought an orange .5 because I loved my mint green .3 of the same model. I use
both exclusively for drawing and love that the distance between the tip and body
allows for clear view of your work. I would not choose it for a writing pencil.
The eraser is good and lasts a decent amount of time, but I only use it for
small marks. I use a separate eraser for erasing large areas. I like that the
eraser cap let's you indicate your lead hardness, but you have to pull it out a
bit, grip the metal portion, then turn the dial. Only disappointment, in person
the orange is not the bold, traffic cone orange it appears to be in the picture.
It is much lighter in reality but that was not a deal breaker for me.