This pencil is quite pretty and writes very well - unfortunately the main barrel
is plastic, and the silver paint comes of very quickly just from being in a bag
with other pencils or a pocket. I've had my pencil for two weeks, and it the
barrel is already quite worn down. I was hoping, at this price point, that it
would be similar quality/construction to the Pentel Graphgear 1000 (which I
love) - the barrel on that seems to be more of a metal construction and doesn't
wear down, even over a year of use. I guess I'm sticking with the pentel!