First things first:
The pen writes incredibly smoothly and the tip is a lot more durable when
compared against other lines such as the popular Pilot Hi-Tec-C.
The rubber grip makes extended writing a little more bearable, but it is not all
that effective, and I feel that the grip is placed a little too high for my
Now the problem:
No matter how orders of this pen I make, the pen begins to skip after merely a
few days of usage. I try my hardest to avoid getting anything stuck within the
tip of the pen to cause any skipping, but the problem seems to be inevitable and
it's quite a nuisance. It's a huge problem, so it detracts one point from my
Pretty solid pencil.
All-metal construction so that it won't be breaking in the near future.
Tip is too long.
Grip: Fantastic; the rubber dots on the grip make it very comfortable to hold,
while the overall texture makes it non-slip
Clip: My favorite feature. It locks on to papers and other things securely. It
is also the mechanism that keeps the vanishing point tip for the lead feed to
stay out. When clicked, the vanishing point retracts.
*FUN NOTE* If you remove the cap concealing th eraser, and then retract the tip,
it will launch the eraser out. I find this particularly entertaining.
Complaint: The distance from the grip to the point is too far. It requires me to
write at an uncomfortably low angle compared to my regular writing style.
As I said in the prior rating:
It is a beautiful pencil, loose design, and squeaky click mechanism.
Now after having using pencil for a more extensive period:
If we were rating on beauty only- this pencil would receive a 5-Star
If it were rated overall- it would be my new score: 3 stars.
The top half of the pencil (above the metal band in the center) rotates.
Initially I enjoyed rotating it, but now it simply squeaks and it really irks
The click mechanism was initially reviewed as loose, and squeaky and I didn't
mind. Now it bothers the hell out of me and feels like a weak pencil.
Now the biggest complaints:
The grip is just simply too much form, and no function. It's smooth metal, with
no rivets or anything. No grip at all. It becomes uncomfortable after a short
period of time, and it feels too thick compared to my normal preference to
really enjoy. It feels... unnatural.
The feel of the writing just feels really... off. I can't explain. It feels like
I'm hardly applying any pressure on the paper and my writing just looks a lot
lighter/more faded than normal. From further examination, I've concluded it's
the length of the tip of the pencil; it's simply not long enough and my angle of
writing had become too high and the lead was not applying enough pressure.
Don't buy a pencil based on beauty alone. This was simply not the pencil for me.
Very nice pencil. Beautiful, sleek, (maybe minimal?) design.
It is a puny pencil when the cap is on, but average length when in use.
The mechanism may be a hit or miss with some users.
The bodies of the pencil (separated by the metal band in the center) are able to
be spun, so it's not a solid design as you may expect. It's 'loose' as the other
reviewer described, but I personally just enjoy spinning the pencil during class
lectures to pass the time.
The eraser is concealed by a screw-on cap, and will be time consuming whenever
an eraser is needed. I use a whole separate click eraser when needed, so it
renders the con void (for me), and the flat top just looks very appealing.
The lead advance mechanism has a soft click, and when in use, the cap of the
pencil does not securely 'click on' like how it does when used to conceal the
tip. But that is unimportant, as it's still securely capped nonetheless.
This is, by far, my favorite in-class notebook pen.
The tip glides across the paper and makes fine, thin lines (which also highly
compliment my tiny writing style).
I literally feel like I'm writing faster than normally when I'm using this pen,
and I can say I'm extremely satisfied with this purchase.
Nothing much more to say besides individual remarks:
Grip - Just a basic texture plastic grip, but my fingers don't hurt after a
Ink - Nice and black
Tip - Incredible