I bought this pencil...
, March 23, 2010
I bought this pencil for it's unique "syringe" like design. Pentel ruined the
design by adding a capped end on the new revised models. You gain a lead
hardness indicator, but aesthetically it looks worse. The plunger cap
complements the needle nose tip on this design.
For me personally it's not the most comfortable to write with, since I like to
grip the pencil as close to tip as possible. For me the thicker barrel at the
grip and it's unique needle nose tip are not conducive to comfort... for ME. For
most this won't be a problem. I also don't like the unseamly look of where the
hexagonal barrel meets the tubular metal grip. However These are very minor
criticisms based on personel preferences.
Overall, it has good weight thanks to the metal knurled grip. It's a short
pencil at 141mm. It has Pentel's quality brass clutch lead advance mechanism.
It's relatively inexpensive and it's got a good-looking profile.