A while back I bought a bunch of drafting pencils from Jet Pens. I bought a
Steadtler, an Ohto and this Platinum. I only wanted top-of-the-line pencils and
I must say after much use I like this one the best. The Platinum has an
excellent combination of design, materials and weight that put it way ahead of
the other pencils I bought. The grip area has a nice ribbing on it and is large
in diameter compared to most pencils I have tried. The large grip suits my hands
well. The mechanism works smoothly and the lead capacity is good. This is the
pencil I take everywhere with me and is constantly in use for sketching and note
taking. I would highly recommend this pencil!
This Ohto pencil is certainly impressive with its massive range of adjustments.
The grip has a very fine knurl on it which makes it smooth but grippy. I fooled
around with the adjustments for a while until I got the pencil how I liked it.
The only criticism I would level at it is the body above the grip. This
hexagonal aluminium part with the clip on it is very lightweight and feels
fragile (as others have noted or experienced). If the hexagonal body was a
little more sturdy I would give this pencil top marks.