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Pentel Stein Enhanced Silica Pencil Lead - 0.7 mm - H - PENTEL C277-H
  No issues with lead breakage,..., March 15, 2011
No issues with lead breakage, smooth consistent lines & color. Like the case & twist-action cap.
Sura Kura Pencil Bag - Large – Pink on Black - SURA PBC900B
  This is a secondary pencil..., March 15, 2011
This is a secondary pencil case to take with me when I don't want to carry all my gear. Fits 4-5 pens/pencils, a 6-inch ruler, and a small compass case, with room left over for a couple of erasers and lead refills. Good value for the price.
Pentel Graph Gear 1000 Drafting Pencil - 0.7 mm - PENTEL PG1017
  Been using one of these..., March 15, 2011
Been using one of these for about 4 years now, purchased to replace a Pentel 207, and have been mostly happy with it. The retraction/clip mechanism was novel to me, but now seems useful in terms of making dual purpose of two already-existing items (the lead advance also extends the guide pipe ; the clip acts as the lock mechanism, and then releases the guide pipe to retract - solid spring action).

The lead hardness indicator requires partial disassembly of the body to adjust & then some practice/patience to get the body screwed back together without the setting moving out of place.
Pentel Graph Gear 500 Drafting Pencil - 0.7 mm - PENTEL PG527C
  Good pencil for general/occasi..., March 15, 2011
Good pencil for general/occasional use. The metal grip/tip vs plastic body makes the weight unbalanced towards the front (which some people may like), but the plastic is a good solid sturdy plastic. Two minor dislikes : the end cap & clip come off rather easily, making them and/or the pencil easy to lose.
Staedtler REG Regulator Drafting Pencil - 0.7 mm - STAEDTLER 92585-07
  Has a good solid (but..., March 15, 2011
Has a good solid (but not heavy) feel in the hand, smooth action on the lead feed mechanism, fine adjustment of the amount of lead advance amount using the knob on the back near the eraser cap. The clip is not obtrusive and has smooth edges, and the knurling on the grip is fine and smooth, with no sharp edges. A pleasure to use.

Only (minor) detractor is that the screw cap for the lead hardness indicator can be a little bit of a pain to take off at first (I ended up using the edge of a t-shirt to get additional grip on the hex-star pattern without tearing my fingers apart to get it open). I used a little graphite on the screw threads and haven't had any issues since.
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