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Out of the Classic Pentel...
September 22, 2013
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Out of the Classic Pentel EnerGel BLN75-C (0.5), Uni-ball Micro (0.5), and the Pilot G-2 (0.5.), this one is the best. It's comfortable. The ink color writes the best! the color is perfect. The pen writes very smooth and I recommend refills from online or at your local stationary shop. The sticker sometimes come off after vigorous use so try to switch to the other version of this pencil available at Staples/Office Depot and you could use the same refills! Also environmentally friendly!! Pentel is the best.
You can tell it has a...
September 22, 2013
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You can tell it has a strong mechanism when you write/draw with it. Definitely a drawing/graphing pencil. The grip is not that comfortable and takes some getting used to. I recommend the Pilot S5 but this pencil has a better led indicator (if it matters to the buyer).
This pencil is one of...
September 22, 2013
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This pencil is one of the best. It is very ergonomic; the grip is not too squishy at all unlike the uni ax gel so it is perfect for holding. Also because in the middle of the pencil, it fits nicely in your hand (I have small hands). When you write with it, you can feel how strong it holds the lead and how much control you have of this pencil. It is very nice looking (blue is my favorite color) and the mechanism is the expensive bonus of the pencil. I don't like to use the SHAKER mechanism at school because I don't want to be grabbing anyone's attention, distracting someone, or be a show off during class and I wouldn't want someone to steal this awesome looking and feeling pencil.
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I've typed a review about...
September 22, 2013
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I've typed a review about this pencil before, but I've changed my mind. I recently bought the Pentel Graph 1000 for Pro (0.5) and I can consider this pencil as a nice drawing/drafting pencil and also a writing utensil. The Pentel Graph 1000 for Pro did not have a good of a grip as the Pilot S5. Even though the Pentel was metal, looks a little bit better, and also has a better lead indicator, the Pilot S5 is better because of the grip and the writing. The Pentel's 1000 wrote darker and holds the lead strongly for drafting and the lead indicator is better because unlike the Pilot S5, the lead indicator is not loose. I like the S5 because it's comfortable and it's great for writing and drawing. Also the S5 feels very ergonomic because of the middle of the pencil which gets bigger too smaller. When writing/drawing with the Pilot S5, I can feel how strong the lead is held in the mechanism and it still writes smoothly.
Had to buy a black one...
September 22, 2013
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Had to buy a black one because the turquoise/blue one is very girly. The sleek black body is nice. Even though I small hands, the grip is too squishy and the pencil is TOO slim for me so much that I have no control and messy writing! Will only use once in a while and also the grip catches the lead print on paper but can be easily erased by rubbing the grip.
Definitely a drafting...
September 11, 2013
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Definitely a drafting pencil. You can tell it holds the lead very well so it doesn't break. You have to get used to holding the pencil a little higher because at the end of the grip the metal flares around and it will bother you when writing or drawing. When writing it writes very smooth and darker than 0.5 and it gives the perfect amount of lead depending on if you click the pen a little bit or a a lot, you get to choose how much lead you want. The lead indicator is not that great, hard to use or mine is just busted, but I have no use for any other kind of lead but HB. Pencil fits in your hand and looks and feels nice when you're writing/drafting. More of a drafting because the lines are thick. This pencil is not the best. It's ok.
Writes well but depending...
August 5, 2013
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Writes well but depending on you hold the pencil. Looks nice and ofc the KT engine works but how do people get used to the knurled grip? you would have to have knurled grip hands to hold this thing and write for a long period of time. Not suggested for writing. After use for a short period of time, I started to have dry cracks on my fingers. Definitely returning.
There's a few things...
August 3, 2013
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There's a few things in a good mechanical pencil I love; Kuru Toga engine, comfortable (ergonomic) grips, metal clip, and sturdy body.

- comfortable for long writing sessions
- combination of my favorite Kuru Toga engine AND Alpha Gel grip
- Kuru Toga makes writing neat

- the grip AND body should not be transparent because it ruins the look of the pencil by making it look like a girly pencil (I'm a guy)
- the grip collects lint like usual ax gels
- the clip is plastic! not metal. (I'm very picky).. Sometimes people just pull off the plastic clip.
- the cap is plastic which is pretty ugly
- the size is nice but because it is transparent, it makes you look like you're holding something veery innapropriate..

For the two popular pencil models to be combined into one, they could have done better.
It's probably better...
July 25, 2013
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It's probably better then the Uni Alpha Gel Kuru Toga. The only con is that it's not clippable. It's fine with the plastic body since there's more balance from the metal/aluminum/etc. on the bot. It just NEEDS a metal clip. Then it will be a great seller.
I like this pencil but...
July 13, 2013
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I like this pencil but even though I have a small hand, it is a little too thin for me. I would suggest using a bigger pencil with the grips and everything of this version of mechanical pencils.

- grip is comfortable
- you can lower your hand closer to the tip to write easier and there's still an amount of grip to GRIP your pencil
- the metal clip is strong and nice
- the color is nice
- the eraser cap has a nice design
- writing is nice, doesn't have a high risk of breaking lead
- even though it is a skinny pencil, the grip helps me to control my writing and the more experience you have with the pencil the better your writing gets (depending on your writing style). Also to write well or neatly then you have to squeeze your fingers near the tip of the pencil with comfortable grip and sleek tip to help you write better.
- It's made by uni, from/of Japan, which I know is a high quality pencil company and a good one for the price I bought for this M. Pencil

- the grip can get dirty easily (specs, dust, little strands of black things, and especially the imprint of writing from a pencil) so you have to clean the grip just to keep it nice and white. It still collects dust -__-
- the pencil is too SMALL (thick) it's so skinny that you can barely control this thing. You focus more on the writing than the comfort when it should be both. I only regret buying this pencil because of how skinny it is. The way it sits in my hand is not very ergonomic. You have
- even though the cap looks nice and the eraser is easy to take out to refill led, the eraser is TINY!!. If you're going to use this pencil you need your own high quality eraser.

Other than the cons, good pencil!! especially because it's made from Japan, like most pencils that are high quality.
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