This pencil is one of my more preferred pencils that I use out of my collection.
Not only in this lead size but all three lead sizes (.5 , .7, .9). I usually
take the .7 and .9 to work with me because the lead is more durable and when I'm
in a hurry to jot something down, I don't have to worry about breaking the lead
as much. The thinner .5 I usually use when I'm taking notes in my Bible or study
binder because the thinner point allows for more words per inch.
As a previous poster noted, it's a "well balanced pencil", indeed it is. It's
sturdy in the hand and it performs well.
I do however have a few minor "quarrels" with the design. It seems that after
one of these has been used for a few months on a regular basis, the grip seems
to loosen from the barrell and kinda binds up; sliding out of the desired area
for the grip. My .5 was bad for this, so I actually took a bit of superglue and
glued the top of the grip to the barrel. It kept it from sliding, but it still
Another thing I find irritating is that the top eraser assembly slides off the
pencil way too easy, especially on a well used one. It always tries to come
apart when I pull it from my shirt pocket or from my pants pocket. Some sort of
"click-lock" in the design would keep this from happening unintentionally.
But despite this, I still enjoy using these pencils. I recommend adding them to
An excellent pen for the cost. The needle tip is very precise and is pretty
durable. The ink, I believe, is as wet and vivid as the Pilot g-2. I believe it
is the same refill as the more costlier Energel needle tips, so you can save
your money and still get the same writing experience. The body of the pen is
opaque black which hides dirt and grime (a dirty pen is something I can't hardly
use) and the clip is sturdy to prevent the pen from escaping from your shirt
pocket; a solid good design for such an economical pen.
Pentel is fast becoming my new favorite in both pen and pencil stationary
It's a good looking pen that writes well of course; I've come to expect this
from every uni-ball product. A big negative for me with this pen is the grip -
it gets super nasty, super easy. I work in a area where office/paperwork is the
majority of my job. But there are times that I must be in the field or working
some manual labor from time to time. If my hands are the least bit greasy or
dirty - the grip is instantly nasty which is something that I can't stand. Plus,
I think the grip is a little too soft for my pleasure.
I have the American version of this pen, the ZmulsionEX, sold at Staples. It's
the exact same refill, just a different styling on the barrel. This pen writes
as well, if not better than the Uni Jetstream. The ink is pitch black and is as
smooth as silk.
Has a sharp tip that is resistant to fraying. Ink is free-flowing. Excellent for
precise drawing and shading. Never had a problem with Staedtler products;
they've always preformed as expected and then some.
While the ink consistency and smoothness is better than the average ballpoint,
it doesn't surpass the Jetstream. In my personal opinion, it writes about like a
Dr. Grip Center of Gravity; smooth but has little inconsistencies in the lines.
Not bad though for $2.50.
Good looking pencil, the red on black is very profound. A little disappointed
with the "slop" in the mechanisms at the top of between the eraser and the outer
barrel; but I can't expect too much for the low price. I guess I'm just used to
the Rotring 600.
Good for an everyday carry, I don't like to carry my 600 everywhere I go for the
risk of losing or breaking it.
All in all a good choice for someone who doesn't want to spend $30+ on a 600.
Don't expect much here. A basic - we'll call it "economical" pencil is all
you'll get. There is no clip nor an eraser, just a orange cap. The advance
mechanism pushes out way too much lead per click and so you waste a lot of lead.
There is a plus however, the triangle barrel is easy and comfortable to hold.
A good candidate to pass the $25 free shipping barrier nonetheless.