I purchased the Graphgear...
, March 24, 2013
I purchased the Graphgear 500 to replace my previous daily use pencil, the
Pentel P205, and because it had a knurled grip. After trying most of the 0.5mm
drafting pencils that Jetpens has to offer, this pencil is my favorite.
-Eraser cap stays in place
-Clip is removable (I do not like clips on my drafting pencils, as when I turn
them they dig into my skin)
-Solid "click" sound
-Plastic body is strong enough to not bend under writing (in fact, this pencil
and the more expensive Pentel Graphlet shar everything except the grips)
-The grip is the a comfortable knurling (the closest I have found to the Rotring
-View of the lead is absolutely superb, yet the tip is still strong
-The balance is towards the tip, making it easier to guide the pencil as apposed
to forcing it
-Very durable all around
-It's appealing to look at, and people notice the syringe-like look as an
example of quality and precision
-Not pocket safe (I make a little cap out of heat-shrink tubing to protect the
tip and my pockets)
-Slightly awkward at first due to the difference in size of the grip to the
-Sometimes the end cap/lead sleeve will annoyingly rattle, but it more often
I do recommend this pencil, for the price you get a knurled grip, very solid
mechanism, perfect weight balance, and a very durable pencil.