Just an update on my previous review, I have now had this lead holder for quite
a while, I always keep it in my pocket where ever I go.
I have since removed the pocket clip as it did eventually bug me, I think the
holder looks even better without it. It was not hard to remove but it also
wasn't very easy. Rotring advertises the 800 series on their website as having a
Also the holder doesn't lock nicely on the threads as it is all brass so you
cant give it a good tight turn to secure all the parts together, this dpes
eventually get annoying especially whilst busy drawing and the grip gets
loosened from the man body or the tip from the grip. I added a small dab of loc
tite. Now it is secure as anything!
I think I now officially have the greatest drawing pencil in the entire world!!!
I did as much research as I could on this lead holder before I decided to
purchase. There is unfortunately very little about this lead holder available.
After a while I just decided to take the risk and get it as it is a lot of money
in my country. I am amazed that it not only meets my expectations but completely
beats them. A few issues with it are as someone else stated that the metal
threads do easily loosen, not just the grip from the main body but the internal
lead tube as well, sometimes the internal lead tube will come loose whilst
sharpening the lead. I thought about using lok tite as was suggested in another
post but I will live with it some more before going that route.
As mentioned it is just a minor niggle as the pros vastly out weigh that.
I am a pencil artist, I mostly do comic style and graphic arts with pencil and
wanted the be all and end all of pencils (being very much a pencil geek) I have
used an entire rainforest worth of wood cased pencils and dabled in cheaper lead
holders and mechanical pencils so I wanted something that was somewhere between
all of these.
The click advance on this lead holder is amazing, however if your used to drop
advance systems then expect to have a week or more of expecting the lead to just
slip out the bottom.
I love tha there is no eraser or lead pointer on this model, only solid brass.
Some how this just seems to make the lead holder a little mpre serious.
Ok now to the part that I love the most the weight and material of this lead
holder. At first feel it is hefty, not unbareable mind you just solid, it as a
real feel to it. Solid and indestructible. And the feel, the actual feel when
touching lead to paper is unbeatable. No wooden pencil, no other plastic lead
holders or mechanical pencils I have ever used feel as nice and smooth as this.
The lead it came stocked with was buttery and silky smooth but to really test it
out I swopped it out for all the different leads in my arsenal just to really
get a feel if it was the lead or the holder I compaired the feel side by side
with my other lead holders and then against similarly graded wooden pencils.
I purchased 2h Mitsubishi uni leads which I am now usong in it as I love how
smudge resistant it is as I am a lefty.
One other thing before it arrived I had planned on removing the pocket clip as
generally I don't like them very much as I generally find them in the way and
uncomfortable but on this model it really does not bother me in the least.
So if like me you are not just quite sure yet just go for it. I did and I
seriously coild not be happier with my new pencil.
P.S I actually got it a while ago already through JetPens just wanted to use it
and live with it a while before posting a review.