Before ordering this pencil I was worried about the complaints I read: wobbly
tip, unbalanced, unwieldy dimensions. I have since put those worries to rest.
This is an impressive pencil. The clip alone means that I have it on me most of
the time, which is when I need it the most. The tip is not wobbly at all, the
balance is fine as is it's length. Though my preferred pencil is a Rotring 600,
this Pentel has been seeing the most use lately. If I had to give it a grade, it
would be an A.
The best fountain pen under $100. I think that's what Forbes said. Anyway, it's
great! I'd recommend getting the converter though and finding a bottle of ink
with a color unique to you. If you're gonna use a fountain pen, you might as
well take advantage of the things that make it special. Though, by default it
takes cartridges and require no more thought than a ball point pen for the most
part. It's reliable, uses quality materials, and thankfully is available in an
extra fine nib. I love mine.
While the standard circle style Mono Zero easily found a use in my kit, this one
is still struggling to find it's place. The flat thin shape of the eraser makes
it difficult to make sense of what it's ideal function is.
It's too wide to be precise, unless you use the corners of the eraser, in which
case it's hard to see what you're erasing. It can be used as an all around
eraser intended for a less precise function taking advantage of it's wide
coverage. In that case it's kind of a rare beast to be used for everyday use.
Keeping a healthy stock of refills might prove difficult in the long run.
Again, like the other models of Mono Zeros, the eraser does not extend to the
bottom of the barrel. It's about three inches long with a plastic lead extending
the length which feeds into the advance mechanism. While it sucks to have an
eraser shorter than expected, the quality is tops. Tombow definitely knows how
to make things disappear. Plus, it looks way cool.
I primarily use a Tuff Stuff for small mistakes, but this Mono Zero very precise
corrections possible. It is now an essential part of my kit. Make sure to get a
handful of refills though. The erasers are not long, maybe three inches or so
with a plastic lead for the advance mechanism. I'm very happy with the quality
and it's unique size. Thumbs up!