Product Reviews Written by makins

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Solid all-metal body...
April 13, 2011
Solid all-metal body & most parts (one exception, for good reason) are metal - either anodized aluminum or highly polished brass. Clean lines, clean threading. Smooth & solid click feed advance mechanism. The clip might look like a piece of cheap tin in the photos, but it is thick & strong. The knurling on the grip and extension knob is more squarish (less of a diamond) but still good for grip without abrasion.

One great thing about this versus other retractables (like the Pentel Graphgear 1000 or the Ohto Super Promeca) is that it retracts far enough to allow room for a reasonable amount of lead to remain extended from the guide, but be protected inside the body. The result is not having to constantly fuss with retracting lead before retracting the guide, then re-feeding lead after extending the guide again. Very useful overall.

My only gripe : I wish it was available in 0.7mm (my favored lead size!).
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Love the clear see-thru...
April 7, 2011
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Love the clear see-thru to everything. Shiny clear plastic & metal, blue ink, and the red end of the Lamy Z 24 converter!
Works great, simple,...
April 7, 2011
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Works great, simple, flawless!
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Bottle works great, ink...
April 7, 2011
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Bottle works great, ink is smooth, free flowing, a little lighter than I expected. Works great with the Lamy Fountain Z 24 converter . . .
Very light marking, pretty...
March 25, 2011
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Very light marking, pretty good strength (although I'm used to a 0.7mm for most applications, so it takes some getting used to using a lighter touch to avoid breaking lead/drilling through the paper/poking through my fingertips . . .)
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Compact (almost tiny),...
March 25, 2011
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Compact (almost tiny), sharpens lead smoothly, albeit slowly. Fits nicely inside a small gum tin along with a regular (small) pencil sharpener so they don't get lost inside my pencil bag.
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All metal body feels...
March 25, 2011
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All metal body feels nice in the hand, the knurling & grip pattern provides GRIP (like sandpaper). Smooth feed action, and good balance.
Well balanced, heavy...
March 25, 2011
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Well balanced, heavy feel in the hand, smooth knurling on the grip, clean advance mechanism. No complaints!
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Sharpens well, very smooth...
March 25, 2011
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Sharpens well, very smooth & dark lines, no breakage so far . . .
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Very good pencil, very...
March 20, 2011
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Very good pencil, very adjustable. Lightweight & well balanced. Nice large round grip that sits well between the fingers.
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