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  I love it! Until I received..., December 30, 2010
I love it! Until I received my JetPens order, I had only used a Staedtler 780 (German made). This unit is better in every way. The plastic is higher grade, the knurling a little deeper. The overall length is a little shorter. The shorter length makes it seem to balance better in the hand. I still like the 780, but I prefer this lead holder, regarless of grade.

The B grade from Uni-ball is wonderfully smooth and dark, and while it's somewhat soft, it's not unreasonably so. It's almost as dark as a KIN in 4B, yet much harder and just as smooth (maybe smoother, as the Koh-i-noor almost feels crayon-like).

The point last long enough to be useful for writing, so those who prefer darker lead need not compromise for a writing pencil.
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