I bought this to carry in a small pen case along with my fountain pen. A smooth
plastic body was my requirement and this fits it perfectly. Its an average
writing pencil. Not bad, not GREAT but for what it was designed, it works
The guy holding the eraser must have the smallest hands ever, because the eraser
in actuality is PUNY! Its not a bad thing however. The clip is nice and tight,
the eraser is very effective, probably comparable to your standard clicky
eraser, however since its sharper tipped its easier to put more pressure to
erase your mistakes. This is more of a pinpoint eraser than a broad eraser.
I'm glad I picked it up.
It WORKS! As an mechanical engineer, I was a bit skeptical how effective the
spinning lead would work, but even with light (for me -admittedly a hard writer)
touches the lead does turn. The little window, as you could guess, is to show
that its working properly. As necessary for drawing schematics I was used to
turning my pencil manually in my hand - this pencil will eliminate any need for
that now. The one drawback I do see is that the threads holding the nib section
to the body is plastic - not that plastic is bad, I just expected the entire
pencil to be metal. I cross-shopped it against a Rotring 600 (ignored the 500
due to its plastic body) and I although I can't honestly compare it, I am NOT
second guessing my choice.