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October 27, 2013
I bought this for working...
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I bought this for working math problems, taking notes, and sketching. The first thing I noticed was the flawless build quality. It is heavier than it looks, but not uncomfortably so. It feels durable. The round, ringed, aluminum grip is nearly as secure as I would like, and does it without knurling. The round aluminum grip is larger than the diameter of the round aluminum barrel. The advancement of the lead is positive. There is no way to retract or cap the tip, so it is not "pocket safe". This pencil reminds me of a Staedtler 925 without knurling or rubber grips, and all the edges rounded. Some pencils I try, but lose interest. The Platinum Pro-Use I is a classic pencil that holds my interest.

 
October 27, 2013
I bought this for working...
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I bought this for working math problems, taking notes, and sketching. The first thing I noticed was the flawless build quality. It has a good weight, and a vintage look. It feels durable. The round, ringed, plastic grip is secure and tapers from the hard plastic polygonal barrel. The advancement of the lead is positive. The tip is not "pocket safe". The PG5 works as well as the excellent Pentel P205, but offers a unique grip and style. Some pencils I try, but lose interest. The Pentel PG5 is a classic pencil that holds my interest.

 
October 27, 2013
I bought this for working...
Verified Purchase
I bought this for working math problems, taking notes, and sketching. The first thing I noticed was the flawless build quality. It is has a good weight. It feels durable. The round knurled grip is secure without being too rough, and is slightly smaller than the diameter of the hard plastic hexagonal barrel. The advancement of the lead is positive. There is no way to retract or cap the tip, so it is not "pocket safe". Of the mechanical pencils having a knurled metal grip, the Rotring 500 is my favorite. The Alvin Draft/matic is a close second due to the coarser knurling, round barrel, and cushioned tip. Some pencils I try, but lose interest. The Rotring 500 is a classic pencil that holds my interest.

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