I agree with benjamindk1 - I wish the collar retracted. I love my current Kuru
Toga and would gladly pay for a more expensive model -- if I could safely carry
it around in my shirt pocket without stabbing myself.
This is my favorite mechanical pencil. Works exactly as advertised -- the tip is
aways sharp -- note that it works best on really smooth paper (I'm using mostly
Miquelrius A5 notebooks these days for my handwriting). One positive note -- I
accidentally let it go through the wash but caught it just before it went
through the dryer. It was soaked but after a day it had dried out and now works
just like new. I do like the design; I like seeing the "works" at the tip.
This is a great little pen. It is a bit short in my hand when writing but quite
useable. The line (the "medium" nib seems more like a "fine" nib) is really nice
and seems to have a slight variation in shape that gives the line an elegant
appearance. Not enough to be considered calligraphic but just enough to be
noticeable. My only complaint is that the blue ink cartrideg that came with the
pen is very light when the ink dries; a bit darker would have been preferable.
Maybe the blue Kaweco cartidges I bought with it will dry a bit darker. Overall,
a very good buy.