Excellent lead for the Kuru Toga pencils. Has an excellent quality of lead. Does
have a better wear pattern (slightly) than normal pencil lead so I would say it
is worth it if you have many rotational action pencils.
Excellent pen for those who like a fine line, but not too fine. Has much more
ink capacity than Uni-ball Signo pens available in your ordinary office supply
shop. Similar tip though. The grip is useful but not cushiony.
The main difference for me between the Signo and the Hi-Tec C is the tip of the
pen. The Hi-Tec has a needle point with some give to it, so if you are prone to
writing hard, the Signo might be better. I have not had any ink flow problems
with this pen (I had some issues with the Hi-Tec C due to keeping it in the
wrong position in my pencil bag).
If you have a heavy hand and like less give on the pen tip, the Signo might be
the best choice for you. I haven't really found a difference in ink quality
between Signo and Hi-Tec C, but I haven't dumped any water on my writing for a
Heavy and durable, I very much enjoy getting this pencil. Technically I didn't
need it, but I wanted it so I am biased. I have other similar pencils that are
heavy and knurled, but this one is heavier and has the extra advantage of a
replaceable tip which is extremely valuable if you have a ceramic tile floor (I
have been many a pencil tip past saving by dropping it). Not cheap to replace
it, but you have the option.
Heavy, replaceable tip, with a lead indicator, and writes like a dream. Really
an excellent pencil for anyone needing something beautiful and useful to work
and write with.
An interesting and small eraser that is very well designed, but the eraser
quality is lacking. They sacrificed usability for hardness in the eraser and it
can't really remove pencil marks cleanly. I did buy it for detail work, but due
to the fact it can't handle anything beyond erasing a single letter, I usually
don't even take this out of my bag. The design does give you the ability to
always have a sharp-ish corner for detail work, but you might get the same
result with a small diameter stick eraser of a better quality.
I want to give this about 0.5 more stars but have to give it three because while
it is a fantastically smooth pencil lead, it is almost impossible to erase. I
have tried it on a variety of paper surfaces, with different erasers, and even
my best erasers can't erase the lightest marks when made with this lead. I write
with a heavy and a light hand (depending on my stress level), and I never break
lead, even with a 0.3 mm size. So, any sort of extra strength this provides just
isn't worth it for me. When I write in pencil, I want to erase. Otherwise I
would just use my favorite pen.
I know they don't sell this anymore, but it really is a fantastic little case.
Perfect for everyday carry without the extra bulk. The fabric has also held up
very well despite being pulled in and out of my bag several times a day.
The only downside is the capacity. I wouldn't carry more than 5 to 10 pens and
pencils (various sizes) in this, as things get very tight very quickly. Not
really made for carrying anything with an odd shape, such as rulers or scissors.
This pencil seems to be carved from a regular diameter pencil, so doesn't
necessarily work well with larger hands. The lead quality leaves much to be
desired, has those little chunks of clay which were not sufficiently blended
into the rest of the graphite. The chunks of extra clay will scratch the paper.
I bought this mostly for the color and the triangular shape. The color is bright
and vibrant, and the black wood of the pencil is attractive and cleanly comes
off while sharpening. For the money, a Black Warrior has a better quality
graphite. I would only buy again if I was looking for an orange pencil or
something with black wood. Eraser is very bad, but I really expected that.
Same great Pentel Sharp mechanism with a little bit of a twist in the barrel
color. The advancing mechanism was a little stiff when I first got it but it has
loosened up. Excellent pocket carry, very light compared to many other drafting
pencils (due to plastic barrel). Not much else to say. Get it if you like the
Pentel Sharp 0.5, but want a different color.
More of an apple green than what's shown in the picture (it may be my monitor),
but just think of the color of a sour apple Jolly Rancher.
Very durable and has stiff shape that really holds up. The inside is described
perfectly by the pictures, though things in the open back pocket do have a
tendency to move around and don't always lie flat in transit. Pretty much holds
everything described. Currently, I have about 6 mechanical pencils and 14 pens
of various shapes and sizes in the case, as well as various erasers and lead
refills. It also holds my small calculator. I have stuffed it to capacity and it
holds everything while maintaining its shape. My favorite thing about it is the
way it holds my mechanical pencils so I am not afraid of being randomly stabbed.
I have not tested it for water resistance, so throw in a pool at your own risk.
This is a great mechanical pencil. The tip fully recedes into the body, which
means you can carry it in your pocket without fear of puncturing your thigh when
you sit down, and the body is durable enough to survive with little damage or
wear in my case where it was rubbing up against my favorite knurled mechanical
pencils (which can destroy the finish on anything). This pencil is about an inch
shorter than anything else I own (so not for big hands), but the front end is
nicely weighted to prevent fatigue.
The only reason I am giving this four stars instead of five is due to the very
smooth grip that is very hard to hold continuously for long periods of time, and
the weird texture change from the black barrel to the silver tip, which is (at
least on mine) bumpy rather than smooth.
Summary: excellent if you want a lighter mechanical pencil for pocket carry and
hate textured grips.