Thanks for the helpful info, chris6283kim. I was afraid the pencil would have
been too fragile for me to attempt separating the spring component from the lead
sleeve, but it came apart without any problems. This pencil deserves 5 stars! If
you're on the fence about this purchase, jump off and buy it now.
Great value for what you're getting. Very smooth, very nice. I'd be using these
instead of the DX if they had this in 0.38. I actually prefer the pen without
the rubber grip, since it makes the pen look more minimal. Often borrowed,
rarely returned. Get more than one.
Absolutely delightful. Very smooth, very crisp. Nice sturdy tip. I would
otherwise be using a Pilot Hi-Tec C (ever so slightly darker and smoother, in my
opinion) if not for their needle tips, which bend after being dropped. Okay, so
maybe I shouldn't drop my pen, but sometimes, it can't be helped.
If you're looking for quality writing to be coveted by all (people keep
snatching this one when I'm not looking), this pen is the promised land. Pick up
a pack of 10. These disappear quickly.
Wonderful pen. Writes smoothly most of the time. Very infrequently, the line
will get very skinny and scatchy for a second, but we're talking once a month
here. Still, not quite as smooth or dark as the Pilot Hi-Tec C.
The tip on this pen is much preferred over the Hi-Tec C tip (needle tip which
yields to strong pressure). I've dropped the pen a number of times (sometimes on
the tip) but it's still going strong.
In response to the review by war, I'm sorry if you (or any other readers) got
the impression that I do not own the product. I had purchased and used the
pencil before I made the review.
I meant that I would have preferred the product be refillable in the same manner
as most pre-loaded mechanical pencils are refilled, as in, not by pushing a
piece of lead through the writing tip with the clicker held down, but through
the non-writing end. The non-writing end of the pencil is actually closed off by
the attachment of a plastic piece which holds the pencil in place within the pen
I could understand why this pencil has such a limitation, since there is so
little room to spare inside the pen body as it is. I am otherwise delighted to
have this product available to me. I've been waiting for something like this for
a long time. If it makes everyone happy, I've given the product 4 stars this
war is correct; it is filled with 3 leads. The leads feel harder than HB, which
makes sense, since a softer lead with more graphite and less clay runs out more
quickly. It creates a lighter line, but the line does not smudge as easily.
Wonderfully useful for erasing small areas. Eraser is quite solid in use, won't
slide back in while erasing. Doesn't quite stack up to the chunkier Boxy or
Staedtler erasers in terms of erasing power, but who will notice if your
corrections are so small?
Writes the color of dark chocolate 60%. I could go for even darker, maybe 90%.
If you're not comparing it to black ink, it will seem black enough. I like it.
Writes just as well as Uniball's regular gel pens.
Writes nicely. No problems. Functions like a regular mechanical pencil.
My annoyance is that the pencil appears to be loaded with a single piece of lead
without any convenient way to refill, except to buy another, or, if possible,
and I haven't tried this yet, push a new piece of lead in through the front with
the clicker held down.
Seems a bit wasteful, so the 3 stars are only because I expected that I could
refill it. Otherwise, a decent multi-pen mechanical pencil. It would have been 4
stars otherwise. I'd buy it again.
Wonderful invention. I've been waiting for a highly customizable pen like this.
No wiggle in the tip while the pen is in use, although I wouldn't call it rock
solid. You probably wouldn't notice it.
I've heard complaints about the tabs not staying down. I haven't had trouble
with it. I just push the tab down until I hear a click, and it stays every
Only 4 stars, since the construction is just plastic. Nice plastic, mind you,
but it's obviously not made to look or feel like a premium pen. It's quite light
and skinny enough so you don't feel like you're writing with a lead pipe.
Ink is great. Smooth, no skipping, even in the 0.28mm.
Side note: the plastic product label comes off very cleanly (there's no
adhesive) which is a major plus. Sticky goo left over from overzealous product
labels are a pet peeve of mine. I don't feel like washing all my stuff in Goo