This lead is in a category of its own... extremely hard and perplexing. It's the
equivalent of "Lead with an inferiority complex..." and sports the darkness of
3B with assertion and pressure, then SNAP!!! Neither do I like the plastic case
it comes in with the funky latch. Everything about this lead irritates me...
breakage, breakage, and more breakage.
If you like super-fine needle point pens for small articulate writing— these
Mach II's will suit your purposes. The ink is fast drying and has a smooth flow,
no skips. This pen will force you to write smaller in tight situations and hold
up under pressure. Best on good quality paper such as a Rhodia— not so good
on cheap run of the mill paper, it will blob.
5 Stars! I can write perfectly with this pencil, it fits me to a "T" and by far
the best mechanical pencil I've ever owned. The wood, the feel, contour, even
the lead is perfect. Someone tell me what type of lead comes in this pencil
because I want more! There's no breakage and it's buttery smooth, thick without
smudging and I'm a lefty. Wood: I was opting for brown and took a risk on the
red, glad I did— it's like a rich mahogany color, classy in-hand. This pencil
tops the bill...well worth the money. FYI: The pencil you see here online is
These refills are FINE POINT and not 0.7's - the ink color is a quality standard
blue with good flow, but drags. Super-fast drying time [one second!!!] Great for
a left handed writer who likes a fine point and no smear, but too scratchy for
I agree this is one of my least favorite in the Sarasa Collection. It's a bright
candy green that's too bright for most applications, however— when it dries
it tends to who better. Not something I'd use for business unless I had to
highlight [circle] something. Yet, it's affective.
I retract my last statement because I would buy another Lamy [ABS] pen due to
its "durability". These pencils can take a beating— and the retractable tip
is genius. You can clear the lead by breaking off the lead tip via the cuts in
the cap. Remove the cap, put the lead in the hole— snaps off, flush. Also,
the rubber ring on the cap keeps the pen from sliding, firmly on a desk. Great