It's the Pentel P205! There's really nothing to criticize about this pencil.
It's an excellent pencil for writing, drawing, drafting, etc. Since there seems
to be only black P205's in the US, I favor the green one since if you get one,
you're very likely to have a one-of-a-kind pencil for miles around. (That is
until people start to ask where you got one.)
This has to be one of the best erasers I have ever used. In my opinion, it beats
Pentel, Staedtler, Uni, and Tombow erasers. I gave one to a friend, and she
loves this eraser. According to her, anything drawn or written in pencil "just
vanishes". I use this eraser for erasing excess pencil marks when I'm drafting,
so now I no longer use Staedtler erasers. Any multiviews and blueprints look
very clean when I use this eraser since it hardly smears. Spend a few extra
cents per eraser and see what this eraser is capable of. Buy plenty of them
since they wear quickly.
I bought this pen because I happen to write small. (Less than 1mm text height to
put this into perspective.) It definitely does its job very well as a small
writing pen. I use this for all my classes, from writing notes between lines and
writing entire essays on 6 lines of wide ruled paper.
- The thin tip enables you to write thinner, smaller, and also in between
- It also has excellent ink flow so you can write pretty fast with a pen this
- It runs out of ink rather quickly. Buy lots of refills if you want this pen to
last. In my opinion, it's a price I'm more than willing to pay to write this
- If the pen is dropped tip first, it may start to bleed out ink. Not only will
that make your line thicker than 0.18mm, it will waste ink as you write.
As a side note, if you lend these pens out to other people, tell them not to
write on their hands if they are heavy handed. (They’ll cut themselves.) Also,
some students (AP students in particular) may want to buy these pens from you.
Either redirect them to this website or buy some extra to give away or sell.