I have the Pentel Graphgear...
, July 18, 2011
I have the Pentel Graphgear 1000 in 0.5, 0.7, & 0.9.
Very well made & just looks good. Color coded grips are appealing and helpful.
Feels very precise. Retractable nib makes carrying it easy. Solid build, the
clip is strong and gives a very satisfying "click" when the nib is retracted.
Lighter weight than I expected (not a problem, more of an observation), wish the
center of balance was closer to the front. The knurled grip is not quite
knurled enough for me, but that's just personal preference & it works fine.
Strange but true- the eraser gets very dirty unless the pencil is loaded with a
very hard lead- maybe because this is more of a drafting pencil.
When I purchased this pencil I really wanted it to be my favorite, but it's not.
But the set has a place in my desk & I use each of them regularly. Better
suited to drafting than writing, this is a technical pencil that looks very cool
& is a pleasure to use. A definite asset to any collection, you can't go wrong
with the Graphgear 1000.