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  While researching for..., May 1, 2012
By jps...
While researching for sketching supplies I noticed a lack of reviews everywhere I went. So hopefully this helps someone! Review your purchases people!

I keep three 2mm lead holders, a mechanical pencil, three brush pens, five micron pens, three HI-TEC-C pens, leads, erasers, and a sharpener in my Lihit Lab Teffa Pen Case. This case and a sketchbook are with me at all the times. Now I am always prepared for a good sketch.

I bought this lead holder to help differentiate my leads:

Blue Lead: Uni-ball Lead Holder - 2 mm - H (Has a blue cap)
Red Lead: Uni-ball Lead Holder - 2 mm - B (Has a red cap)
Black Lead: Staedtler 925-35 Lead Holder - 2 mm

Pros: Minimalist design. Hexagonal shape prevents holder from rolling. Decent knurled grip for the price. The colored cap and lead grade indicator are convenient. Inexpensive.

Personal Cons: This lead holder is light (I like my pens and pencils heavy!). It is plastic with a few light metal parts. The lead is controlled with a drop system... pressing the cap in allows the lead to slide freely (some enjoy this method... I prefer the clutch system). Knurled grip could be bolder. Metallic gold text on vintage maroon plastic looks cheap.

TL;DR - This lead holder is an excellent VALUE for someone on a budget but if you have the $$ and plan on using this tool a lot, then go for a more professional model.
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