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May 24, 2011
I just wanted to make...
I just wanted to make the comment that on CultPens.com this pencil is not half-price. It is less than 28 pounds, which at the current exchange rate of 1.62 USD to 1 GBP makes the pencil about $45. Standard shipping to the US is 10 pounds, so the total price would be about $60. While it can be found for slightly less (I think pixie mall sells it for $49), rating an item low just based on the price is not standard practice. Feel free to include comments about price vs. quality, but please don't make that your only comment. It is not helpful. Review the actual product.

5 people found this helpful
 
July 9, 2010
I didn't really care...
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I didn't really care for this eraser. It took quite a bit of force to get it to erase something to the point a Boxy or even a Tombow One would do with ease. I certainly do not think it is worth $7.50. I would recommend the Boxy over this.

6 people found this helpful
 
June 14, 2009
I own both this pencil...
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I own both this pencil and the all metal version of it. I like this pencil quite a bit (I have stopped calling every new pencil I get my favorite). The pencil feels quite good in the hand and writes well. I really like the fact that the shaker mechanism can be locked. I must offer a piece of advice though: When unlocking or locking the the shaker mechanism always hold the pencil by the grip. I was holding it by the upper barrel and it broke in half after only 3 days of use. I e-mailed Zebra and they told me that since this pencil isn't sold in the U.S. that they couldn't help me. I e-mailed Jetpens and they sent me a new one free of charge (including free shipping). This is a great pencil and is a joy to use.

2 people found this helpful
 
June 14, 2009
I like this pencil quite...
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I like this pencil quite a bit. It's light but at the same time feels sturdy. It really feels good to write with. I like to compare this pencil to the Uni-ball 552 and the Staedtler 925. I definitely recommend this pencil to anyone, especially at this price.

1 person found this helpful
 
June 13, 2009
I agree with the previous...
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I agree with the previous two reviewers. This pencil is quite good. I have put off buying it for quite some time in fear that I was just attracted to it's cool all metal look, like I was with the Pentel GraphGear 1000. This pencil definitely lived up to everything I was hoping it would. It feels great to hold and glides across the paper quite well. It does not rattle AT ALL. It is not quite as large as I was expecting (the picture on the product page is exactly it's real size). This has become my go-to pencil. I can't recommend it enough.

 
June 13, 2009
First, I would like to...
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First, I would like to thank 'todavecave' for his extensive review. I recently decided to give Boxy a try after using the Mars Plastic line by Staedtler (both the block and pen style erasers) for quite some time. I was a bit worried that since Boxy was black that it would leave a black residue on the paper. I was quite surprised. I have been much more satisfied with Boxy than with the Mars Plastic erasers. Boxy seems to clump better and generally erase much better, most of the time leaving no 'graphite shadow' behind at all. I strongly recommend Boxy (I just ordered 5).

I don't know why the previous reviewer had an issue with Boxy after switching to H grade lead. I use H grade lead pretty much exclusively and achieved the results I described above. 'Todavecave' also used H grade lead in his extensive review. I have a feeling it might have something to do with the paper the other reviewer is using. I typically use 70g to 90g paper.

I recommend Boxy over the Mars Plastic eraser line.

15 people found this helpful
 
May 6, 2009
This has quickly become...
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This has quickly become my favorite ballpoint pen. It replaced the Zebra F-301 as my ballpoint of choice for many years. It writes quite smoothly. I also like the fat grip. Solid pen.

2 people found this helpful
 
April 23, 2009
Awesome erasers. One...
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Awesome erasers. One package comes with two refills.

6 people found this helpful
 
April 23, 2009
I love this eraser. It...
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I love this eraser. It rubs very well (much better than the Paper Mate Tuff Stick) and erases graphite cleanly and precisely without a lot of pressure. Yes the refills are small, but this eraser is not for all jobs. For it's purpose it's simply the best.

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April 23, 2009
This eraser is, for lack...
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This eraser is, for lack of a better word, ok. It erases well. It's not too abrasive, but does erase graphite cleanly. However, the eraser "dust" sticks to the paper, requiring you to wipe it away with your hand. For everyday writing this may be ok, but for drafting to sketching, wiping shavings away with your hand leads to smearing of graphite, which is not acceptable. I would only recommend this eraser if you don't do any sketching, drawing, drafting, etc. For those purposes it's great.