Mechanical Pencil 0.7mm. Ergonomic triangular barrel with rubber grip for relaxed and easy writing. Sliding lead sleeve for non-stop writing. Cushioned lead for high level of break resisitance. Twist eraser, extra large refill cavity holds 12 leads.
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This very nice-looking pencil has the formal appearance of a ballpoint pen. Its pencil mechanism retracts fully into the point so that it is pocket-friendly. The eraser is a VERY long thin cylinder that twists-up by twisting the end button to extend it as you use it. The eraser is soft and efficiently removes HB lead marks completely and cleanly. The thin diameter of the eraser allows you to accurately erase small spaces without damaging other parts of a sketch or line of script. The triangular shape of the pencil is comfortable in the hand. The grip section is rubberized but is not squishy or soft. The price is excellent. This pencil is just perfect for me. I am VERY happy with this! The card does not show or tell you how to add lead to the pencil, nor is there an instruction sheet inside the bubble on the card, but you pull out the push button (requires a strong pull) and the eraser mechanism pulls out to reveal the place where you drop in new leads. The pencil comes with two 0.7mm...
I've used Staedtler pens before and was impressed. So when I was looking for a mechanical pencil, I decided to give them a try. I'm glad I did.
This pencil isn't the fanciest thing in the world. It is mostly plastic construction. However, the rubberized triangular grip is comfortable to hold. It isn't overly thick as the photo might lead you to believe, but it is thicker than a standard pencil. It measures just under 6" in length.
The eraser is interesting. If you twist the end of the pencil clockwise, it extends. It's small, though, and I can't say I'd actually use it much -- I try to keep an eraser handy.
The barrel is a nice metallic blue color. The pencil itself is manufactured in Japan, which surprised me -- most of Staedtler's products are made in Germany.
Anyway, if you're looking for a mechanical pencil that is better than average but still in the price range where you won't pull out your hair if someone nicks it, then check...
Great pencils. Similar to the discontinued Paper Mate Apex mechanical pencils, but a little bigger and a little easier to use (for me). In fact my guess is these are built by the same Japanese company who built the Paper Mate Apex.
They are similar enough that you can use Paper Mate erasers, # 64896 (PAP64896), which are fairly easy to find. If you have trouble finding those you can also buy Paper Mate refills for the "Tuff Stuff" eraser sticks, #64818 (PAP64818). These are twice as long, but are the same diameter, so you just cut them in half.
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