For me, the key to this...
December 2, 2008
For me, the key to this pencil is the front or lead-end weight distribution.
It's kind of like going from a rear or all-wheel drive vehicle to a front wheel
drive vehicle. The bulk of the weight of this metal pencil resides near the
lead-end in the thick, rubber sheathed grip area. The weight of the remaining
2/3 of the pencil's length becomes almost negligible by comparison. IMO, this
lead-end weighting tends to favor very close-in, detail work as opposed to
broader sketching. The grip is comfortable and non-slip.
In any case, this is certainly a high quality professional instrument.
The flat black, stealth look of this model marries well with such other products
as the Pentel Smash mechanical pencil, the black Pilot Dr. Grip multi-pen and
the Mitsubishi Boxy eraser.