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Parker IM Liquid Ink Roller Ball Pen - Medium Point - Royal Blue Body - Black Ink - SANFORD 1750424
  Very nice heft to this..., August 6, 2014
Very nice heft to this pen. The color, described as Royal Blue, is closer to Royal Purple, but is a deep color and very beautiful. The rollerball refill that came with the pen had burst during shipping, requiring copious amounts of Everclear and q-tips to clean out. In spite of the leakage, and the misnamed color, I love this pen.
Kokuyo Will Stationery Actic Pencil Case - Blue - KOKUYO F-WBF115B
  This is almost a hard..., May 8, 2014
This is almost a hard shell case, which is good in that its contents are well protected, and not so good in that it doesn't open very far. I'm finding that I prefer the Transformer case as you can peel the top down like a banana for easier access. The blue is a gorgeous color; looks just like its picture.
Koh-I-Noor Rapidomatic Drafting Pencil - 0.9 mm - Blue Body - KOH-I-NOOR 5639.BC
  I bought a set of these..., May 8, 2014
I bought a set of these 20+ years ago, they still look very nice, and they work well. The only ones I have left are three gray 0.7, a white 0.5, and a 0.5 in stealth black with red lettering. I'd love to get my mitts on a 0.3 and 0.9 again. There are certainly better pencils out today, nothing really special about these, just a solid pencil at a good price.
Rotring Rapid Pro Ballpoint Pen - 1.0 mm - Silver Body - Blue Ink - SANFORD S0949330
  Like the rest of the..., May 4, 2014
Like the rest of the Rapid Pro line, this pen is solid and well made. The silver finish is drop-dead gorgeous. The ink flow is only adequate, however, so I'll be trying other refills in it when time allows. Fabulous pen.
Rotring Rapid Pro Drafting Pencil - 0.5 mm - Silver Body - SANFORD S0914520
  Fabulous pencil, one..., May 4, 2014
Fabulous pencil, one of my favorites. I've been accumulating technical pencils for several years, and this one shot right to the top. It oozes quality, and the silver finish is simply gorgeous. Solid, good heft, retractable point, reliable mechanism, the Rapid Pro has it all. Better than the 600, far better than the awful 800. But if this pencil isn't for you, go have a look at the Platinum Pro Use I and II, my other favorites.
Rotring Rapid Pro Ballpoint Pen - 1.0 mm - Black Body - Blue Ink - SANFORD S0949340
  The pen body is just..., April 30, 2014
The pen body is just like the rest of the Rapid Pro set, stunning to look at and solid. The ink is only adequate, and I'll be looking to try different refills in it when I have the time. The one thing that I find annoying is they finished the knock button with the same textured finish as the rest of the pen, which causes a mild grating sound whenever I click the button. As a result, I find myself reaching for the silver one instead, which is very smooth.
Pentel Stein Enhanced Silica Pencil Lead - 0.3 mm - 2B - PENTEL C273-2B
  First - The package contains..., March 15, 2014
First - The package contains only 15 pieces. For the same price, you get 40 pieces in a container of 0.5 mm lead. Interesting discrepancy.

From previous experience, 0.3 mm leads were just too fragile to be of any use. Even 0.5 was a little too delicate for my hand. Today's lead technology has produced some amazing leads, both super smooth and not fragile. Note: In my test I did not try to break the lead; rather, I wrote with it. And it writes very nicely. And it didn't break. This lead now has a regular place on my shopping list.
Rotring Rapid Pro Drafting Pencil - 0.5 mm - Black Body - SANFORD S0949350
  Best pencil ever. The..., March 7, 2014
Best pencil ever. The hole in the cap actually serves a purpose, at least in my pencil cup. The hole in the 0.5 and 0.7 pencil caps show the erasers, indicating these are pencils. The 2mm lead holder cap has a lead pointer in it. The 1mm ball point pen has a cap with no hole.

The black is cool. The silver is GORGEOUS. Get 'em both.
Platinum Pro-Use II 07 Drafting Pencil - 0.7 mm - PLATINUM MSD-1500C
  The Klaatu pencil. Fairly..., March 7, 2014
The Klaatu pencil. Fairly light weight for its size, it nevertheless exudes an aura of quality. The 'snick-snick' sound of the lead advance has me playing with it far more than is healthy.
Ohto Super Promecha 1500P Drafting Pencil - 0.7 mm - OHTO PM-1507P
  Amazing pencil. Right..., March 7, 2014
Amazing pencil. Right from the beginning, it wouldn't feed lead. Knock button is tilted. This thing is going straight into the trash.
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