I liked this pencil more when it was new. Don't get me wrong, it's a very
precise and cool-looking tool that's had no trouble whatsoever on the inside.
However, if your fingers are just a little sweaty, or you touched your face
before you took this mechanical pencil then its rubber inserts are quickly
becoming just as slippery as their absence would be. My second and last issue
with this pencil is that after a year of so of not so intensive use, the rubber
grips started making clicking sound when you squeeze and release the grip. It
seems to me that the base of those rubber inserts is sticking and then coming
off of whatever is underneath with the clicking/snapping sound, which distracts
attention from drawing. One last note is that my other pencil, exactly the same
one except it’s 0.7 mm did not make clicking sound when you pressed to extend
the lead. As if something was missing in it from the start, wonder if it might
be a quality control issue.
Looks and feels sturdy built and dependable, also has a very good grip (one of
the most comfortable grips out there) - the only thing why I'm critical just a
little bit is the clip that's made of the light-reflecting silver metal, so at
some angles it may shoot light in your face because the clip is not brushed
metal but instead, is polished like a mirror. One other minor distraction during
the use might be that the plastic barrel (a little prone to bending if you like
to check that out) could be felt as being not firmly attached to the metal grip,
so there is a little movement between the plastic and metal, just very minor
movement. To tell the truth though, I prefer this one pencil to Pentel's Graph
1000 and Graph 600, and the price is one third and one half respectively.
Although I haven't got .7 but only .9, I can swear by the name of art that it's
better than Pentel Ain. Due to the diamond particles perhaps, it produces this
delictable S sound when you draw. Not so low wear though :) . I'd say it'snormal
wear, perhaps just 10 percent lower compared to Uni Hi-Uni. According to Jetpens
study, Pentel Ain is best for writing. Uni Hi-Uni is best for drawing. And this
one is even betterh than Uni Hi-uni.
Traces of plastic fusion on the upper part, which says, the quality of plastic
barrel is not quite superb. However the rest of it feels like it's gonna last
you a lifetime. I like to look at visual traces of fused plastic as the
signature of the tree pulp, which is often the case with wooden instruments.
My hands are a bit towards small, I have smallish hands and the thickness of the
grip is just a bit too thick, it feels like a little too much. Although it's
same thickness as Pentel's Graphgear 500, which is ok, still it feels like
thicker. You could get used however, I guess. I think it felt thickish after
Pentel Graph 1000. The quality is super and I begin to like how the thin line it
leaves interacts with the body, which is, again I say a little too thick in the
grip. Perhaps just a millimeter off would make it PERFECT
I love the hiss with which the graphite wears away, It's special feeling and
this lead has the particular hiss that does not compare to Uni Hi-Uni, Pentel
Ain and others... perhaps the diamond particles? I dunno, but feels like a chalk
or something in between normal graphite and more wearable stuff, whereas it
wears really slow compared to others. Good stuff. You could almost feel that s'