YEA BABY! Great paper. Nicely printed grid -- very clean and not too dark.
Paper is heavy enough to take markers, brush pens, and juicy fountain pens.
Smooth enough for even XF fountain pens and the finest technical pens. Just
enough tooth to work well with pencils. The perforations are well done, and
don't leave a jagged line. The back cover is stiff enough to provide good
surface when away from the desk. The top cover is water resistant. That ugly
little sticker on the front comes off easily and leaves nothing behind.
I love this thing! I use this every day on my Hi-Uni F wooden pencils. Works
very well. Gives a nice long, sharp point.
Don't try it on large diameter leads. For example, most 4B and softer or
colored pencils simply have lead that is too fat. Don't try it on small
diameter soft lead -- the fine tip will just break. That said, when used on the
kinds of pencils it is designed for, this thing is GREAT!
Didn't work well for me. The sharpener creates a far too blunt point, and tears
up some colored pencils. On the good side: I like the little can, the lid fits
on securely, and the little plug works well too.
This is my everyday desk pencil. On the go I use a mechanical pencil, but when
I'm at home I use Hi-Uni F wooden pencils for everyday work. I use the other
grades for drawing, but this is fav for notes and general work.
By far the best 2mm lead holder I have ever owned! This thing is fantastic.
Good weight. Good balance. Never jams. Lead never slips. Only negative is no
little ring to remind you what kind of lead you loaded into it. Closely matched
with the 0.5mm version so you can switch back and fourth without needing to
adjust your grip. I keep three of these and one of the 0.5mm ones in my drawing
kit. Very highly recommended.