I was really surprised...
October 12, 2009
I was really surprised that I was actually slightly disappointed with this
pencil considering how much I loved the lead holder. The quality of the pencil
is fine but I guess it's all little picky things that added up to "this is
First is the entire end cap assembly. The little nut at the top unscrews to let
you change the lead indicator. You cannot move the lead indicator unless you
loosen this and it comes off all too easily. Not good in your bag if you tend to
carry your pencils loose. Second, I had to wrestle with getting the eraser cap
off and for a moment I panicked thinking I wasn't supposed to get it off. But
Jetpens has GREAT pictures of everything so I was reassured that yes, it does
come off. Difficult but it does come off and it does not go back on easy.
I do like the feel of the pencil in my hand. The textured grip is very
comfortable and your fingers don't get tired holding it. I like that you can
adjust the amount of lead that comes out. But I have to say this is more of
gimmick than something really worth getting. Keep in mind I am a mad clicker
with pencils so the length of lead is really not that important to me, but it is
a nice function. If you like to control the length of your lead you will like
this very much.
It really is a lovely pencil to look at at it feels good in the hand. I find
that the pieces that you need to move around and adjust don't work smoothly or
well, and the lead length adjustment just isn't worth the annoyance of the
eraser end assembly annoyance. I am taking one star off for the annoying bits,
but I am giving it 4 because over all it is still a very well made and nice
pencil. If you want to control your lead length this is worth it - if not there
are other pencils that are a better value for your money.
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