Unlike the two-star rater, I did NOT get a dud. However, the pencil doesn't hold
on to the last 0.5mm as advertised, but it did hold onto the last 1-2mm. It's
certainly better than my old ClearPoints, which only held on to the last 13-14mm
(I had around 10 of these).
As for the body, it's pretty solid manufacturing, the eraser has a shiny metal
cap, the lead tip retracts, and is overall a pretty good pencil.
It does feel a bit light, and the grip is a bit too stiff, but that's just my
preference. It's better (and far more expensive) than my ClearPoints.