July 29, 2009
So, I had mine for a couple of days and could use the Leadholder for both
writing and drawing. I generally agree with vietnamezeducky's review but will
elaborate on two points.
1) The clip. Although I personally like the look of the clip, it's bad design.
There are three purposes for the pocket clip (in order of importance)
a) to give the pencil a distinctive look
b) to keep the pencil from rolling off a table
c) to keep it from falling out of your pocket.
The clip satisfies the first two but utterly fails on the third. The pencil fell
out of my pocket continuously. It simply does not provide any friction.
Secondly, because of the high arc, it doesn't keep the pencil upright in your
pocket so that it slumps over. Finally, I really worry because it looks fragile
and one needs to push down on it to advance the lead.
2) The interior tube to hold the lead is plastic, probably HDPE. The previous
reviewer suggested that this was not unusual. In my experience, this is very
unusual. I have many (too many) leadholders from multiple manufacturers with
both clutch and click mechanisms, and this is the only one to have a plastic
lead tube. My best guess is that this was to keep the weight down.
That said. The Locus looks fantastic, is well-balanced, feels good in the hand,
and has just the right amount of grip for the weight.
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