The Pentel Graph 1000...
, August 1, 2007
The Pentel Graph 1000 is a decent pencil for everyday use.
Although I thought the pencil would be heavier considering its described as
being all brass, it is actually light and feels like plastic. The tip is not
retractable, so the pencil would not be ideal for traveling and could easily be
damaged if the pencil fell off your desk/drafting table. The pencil features a
lead-type indicator, but because of its design, you cannot hold the body of the
pencil to change the setting; you either have to hold the eraser cap (not a lot
of room, since the "knob" to change the indicator is basically the eraser cap)
or remove the eraser to turn the "knob." However, the lead-type indicator does
click into place at each lead-type, which differentiates it from a lot of other
similar pencils. Overall, this is an OK pencil, but I don't think its worth its
Compare this review with my review for the Ohto Promecha 1000 (Black Body)...