Lots of people use qualifiers...
, April 23, 2013
Lots of people use qualifiers in their reviews for this pencil such as "yeah,
it's heavy, but it's not meant to be used for writing. It's a drafting pencil."
It's definitely well-built, and some areas are solid brass. But it's
prohibitively heavy. If the body and grip were a bit larger in diameter (like
the Koh-I-Noor Rapidomatic) the weight would be more managable. It's just too
thin and heavy to be usable, in my opinion.
It's a beautiful pencil and extremely well made, but it's too unwieldy to be
used as a daily writing or drawing instrument. After using this pencil for 15
mins and then picking up another drafting pencil, you'll notice the difference
in weight immediately. It's substantial.
The lead sleeve is also the weakest area of this pencil, being bested by the
Pentel Graphgear series in quality. I really want to like the 600 series, but
the weight keeps it off my list.