This pencil is a tank....
, March 22, 2011
This pencil is a tank. Its mass becomes more of an issue if I use it for
sketching than for laying out lines with straightedges and such, because lively
strokes will accelerate that mass to create momentum that can catch me by
surprise. While the grip is grippy, enough acceleration can cause it to slip
right out, which has happened a few times, thankfully not landing directly on
the lead sleeve. I'm glad I bought them (couldn't decide between black and
silver), and I'll probably have them forever, but I'm afraid their borderline
unwieldy mass, coupled with their price, means I don't find myself using them
very often compared to my lighter pencils. Consider this an emotional purchase-
they're conversation pieces for sure.