I ordered this the day after receiving my two "normal" Kuru Togas. As far as
pencils go, this is definitely the nicest pencil I've seen at this price. The
construction is very good and it has a very nice weight and balance to it. The
Kuru Toga mechanism, put simply, is something that no pencil I buy from now on
will be without (unless something better comes along). 100% recommended.
Very nice. I haven't used many 0.3mm leads (the 0.3mm Kuru Toga is my first
0.3mm pencil) but I can say that this is definitely strong lead. My concern with
the 0.3mm was that it would be easy to break, but not so with this stuff. Very
I ordered this alongside the 0.5mm KT, and I can say the exact same things -
it's great. One 'gotcha' with the 0.3mm though is that the lead is so thin that
the rotation doesn't do quite as much as on the 0.5mm. It still works, though
the difference isn't quite as dramatic. I've read that certain types of lead
wear more slowly which makes a difference (I have the HB AIN lead currently) so
that may help as well.
All I can say is wow. I heard about this pencil on the Minimal Mac podcast, and
I decided to give it a try since I have an issue with chiseling lead, even on
0.5 mm lead. The mechanism is very nice; it does exactly what it's intended to
do. It's not really that much of a difference in reality, but it just makes
writing that much smoother and more even. It won't work miracles, but the
benefit is really in the details.