6 pieces for $3.50 is...
, October 1, 2008
6 pieces for $3.50 is quite a deal, at least for where I live. (10 pieces of
Faber-Castell cost me $9.25.) The lead is all I could ask for: it writes smooth
and consistently, and leaves a nice dark line. Compared to Faber-Castell and
Staedtler lead of the same hardness it's noticeably darker, and consequently it
wears down a little faster, but not by much. The lead can fit with the stopper
in my Staedtler Mars 780 and my Rotring 300, though it has to be modified to fit
into a Caran d'Ache Fixpencil 22. Compared to Caran d'Ache's lead, which isn't
easy to find and costs quite a bit when found, the Uni lead costs about half as
much for the same amount and of the same quality.