this pencil is one of my favorites, it's great.
the only thing i don't like is that the black grip seems to catch everything on
it (dust, lint, skin particles). I'm sure all metal gripped drafting pencils do
this but it's slightly irksome seeing a "dirty" pencil grip all the time. It's
no big deal though, and shouldn't hold you back from getting this great pencil.
bar none, the best drafting pencil i've tried in it's price range. waiting to
compare it with rotring but it is truly top class in terms of pentels. I have
had the uni shift, staedler 925 and yet this one trumps them all. Why? i don't
know. the feel and precision this pencil gives is wonderful. it truly makes
writing a pleasure. extremely solid. No finnicky chambers, no squeaking. just
lead. solid clicks. get this.