It works great, but I absentmindedly put it in my back pocket for a couple of
weeks and the spring came off at some point and was lost, and the middle portion
snapped. I think it still functions, but as I can't put it in my back pocket
anymore I stopped using it...but otherwise this is a great little notepad. I'll
probably consider buying a replacement at some point.
I own the 925 25 2mm holder, which differs in style and purpose.
*I enjoy the Kaweco more for drawing, due to the thick body and long, tapered
nose. The angle of the taper allows for unhindered gesture drawing (holding the
pencil at a 30-degree angle to the paper, utilizing the flat edge of your lead),
as opposed to the 925, whose relatively more blunt nose can scratch against your
*The grip is nice, a soft, black finish that, while lacking in texture, keeps
the pencil in my sweaty hands without issue. In fact the wide body and lack of
raspy metal grip makes long drawing sessions a pleasure.
*Just like any other drafiting/drawing pencil... Do not drop this! I dropped
mine on a concrete floor, and the nose/ sleeve dented, preventing the lead from
advancing and the end cap came loose. It was fixed with some creative use of
pliers and metal clips--easily enough, though a little stressful.
*Bang! Excellent pencil for drawing!
*Boom! Expensive! Most folks will never understand!
But worth it.
Knock-style! A loud knock too! I have put a red foam rubber grip on the front
and use it as a sidearm for my Staedtler 925-02. Without the after-market grip,
I'd rate it a 4 because the wood seems to be a little harder and sharp edged
than most wooden pencils. Usually knock-style 2mm leadholders are more spendy,
so this is a must-buy IMHO for drafting/mechanical pencil fanatics.
For the price this is a cute enough lead pointer, but it is no rival to the
reliability or precision of the Uni-ball lead pointer.
Pro: Cheap enough not to break your heart (or bank) if you lose it.
Cons: Sometimes grabs the lead and turns it within the leadholder, and can be
messy if not emptied regularly.
I would definitely reach for a Pentel p205 before this pencil, unless I wanted
to show off the shaker function. Although for shakers, there are cheaper and
better pencils. Unless you are into the whole front heavy thing, then here's the
front heavy drafting pencil with shaker function that you always wanted! Except
that too much lead comes out when I shake it once. My girlfriend thinks its cool
so I gave it to her. Meh.