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Faber Castell Mechanical Pencil, TK Fine Vario
Faber Castell Mechanical Pencil, TK Fine Vario, 1.0mm
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Incredible pencil...I met this pencil five years ago, but lost mine. Now I found it again in amazon.com and couldn't waste the chance of having it again... I recommend the seller, who delivered realy quick and the mechanical pencil, of course.
The pencil is weighted at the grip so its no good for spinning pen tricks. The build is solid. However I can't tell the difference between switching from hard to soft mode. The lines come out the same. Regardless I use this pencil for drawing, lectures and journals.
the pencil lead doesn't break easily which is a plus. And it comes with a handy pencil grade swivel at the tip to keep track of what grade lead is in the pencil, though as an artist i can't imagine owning more than two of these to make that feature worthwhile. Seems more of a novelty considering the price of the pencil.
I have a bit of a pencil-collecting habit, and I was pretty excited to receive this one. Faber-Castell has been around forever and even though I don't dabble in art stuff, I understand the pencils many people use for drawing are often FC... Before I start, I will admit a bias: I don't care for green. I dislike the color, but still, for 25 bucks - I really wanted to love this pencil.
Like I said, I don't like the green. Plus they have blue on the tip for a hardness indicator... which is a weird color scheme. It's overall got a somewhat dated/retro look, which I think some people may enjoy. The hardness indicator is a nice feature, though and definitely adds to the value.
Overall, the pencil is light. The front has good weight to it, and the balance feels good considering how long the pencil is. The eraser isn't hiding under a cap that can be easily lost, and is extendable and useful. Good design there.
I don't know what the variable hard/soft function...
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