I'm not sure why I bought this, but I did and it's the most used item I have.
Right now there are 22 pencils, 2 erasers and a thing of Pentel lead in it and
it still has a good amount of room in it. It's lasted me over 2.5 years now,
even though the white part is stained a bit and the cream interior became
acquainted with a leaking Preppy fountain pen. Mine used to stand even when it
was empty, but it lost its shape a bit due to heavy abuse (it would literally
end up underneath and in between 3 heavy textbooks). When filled with pens
though, it stands up without much problem.
I'd say compared to previous cases I've owned, this one has stood up very well
and is worth the 9 dollars. It looks smart and works smart and is pretty
My go to pencil for every day use. I actually got this from a friend in Japan,
but the packaging was exactly the same as it is in the picture. Great for
everything from notes to sketches to scantrons to just about anything else! The
paint on mine (blue) quickly looked battered within a couple of weeks, but I
have had mine for almost a year now and it still works like a charm despite
I literally use this pencil every day and am always sure to keep it safe within
my reach. It works well with my typical small print, my large and quick (and
ugly) cursive and just about any application you would use a pencil for
The kuru toga mechanism is not a gimmick and works very well. My pencil marks
are always the same thickness and my notes always come out looking great. I
especially like the small rubber grip towards the front of the pencil that is
good for keeping your fingers comfortable, yet not too invasive to make your
hand feel weird like with the Dr. Grip.
This is my favorite pencil and was worth every penny. A must have for any
student who wants a strong, reliable and versatile pencil. I would happily buy
it 100x again.