I bought this pencil...
, May 31, 2014
I bought this pencil for several reasons (currently, I use it to take notes and
draw). Firstly, because it's a 0.4 mm pencil (0.4 mm!!!!). Secondly, the grip
color was much prettier than the 0.3 mm version (I'm sorry, but the brown color
is appalling). Third, because of the retractable tip. I've gone through several
Graph Gear 500 pencils--all because they fell on the floor, and BAM. The metal
tip is dented, and the pencil becomes unusuable.
With this pencil, I'm no longer worried about tip breakage--which is a huge
plus. The pencil is weighted, but comfortably so. The grip is made of soft
rubber (the blue bits) and metal, which is the perfect balance so that your hand
doesn't tire out.
Also, my friend (who owns the 0.3 mm version) says that Pentel offers lifetime
pencil warranty. LIFETIME. So if you break one of these pencils (as she has
done), just send it in and they will send you a new one. FREE. OF. CHARGE.
So, to recap:
LIFETIME WARRANTY FOR THAT PRICE.
Is it worth it? Yes. All the yes's.
[the only con I can think of is that 0.4 mm lead is not sold in most office
supply stores. However Jetpens offers a good variety, so that's that.]