I am always a metal mechanical pencil fan. And this pencil realizes all my expectation of a dream pencil!
Considering to order the second one!
I ordered a Modern Fuel titanium pen earlier and I was really surprised by the efforts Andrew is putting to make it a great pen, and I figured I would buy a titanium mechanical pencil. It was everything I expected and more, it is a great pencil!
Titanium Mechanical Pencil
+ Top-notch materials and workmanship.
+ Retractable lead sleeve with appropriate length (3mm).
+ Mechanism working great so far. In particular:
The click is bouncy, though not as tactile as, say, Pentel mechanisms.
Each click advances no more than 1mm lead. ("Official" number is 1mm; mine is less.)
No noticeable lead wobbling.
+ Weight centered in the middle, which is good for a >25g pencil.
+ Round and smooth body (which I personally like),
without being too slippery (thanks to the weight and the subtle texture).
+ There seem to be some minor improvements from what was shown on Youtube.
+ The packaging is quite protective.
The wood dust from the cork is slightly annoying though.
- I don't feel the pencil is complete without the clip.
However, the clip is a pain to fit even with the help of the Youtube video.
Also, the coating of the clip peels off relatively easily.
- I don't feel the pencil is complete without the eraser plug, either.
However, the plug is expensive and makes refilling leads less convenient.
- The upper part of the inner barrel wobbles slightly, making noise as I write.
Overall, maybe it should be 4 out of 5, but I have not seen another mechanical pencil that comes close, so I still rate it 5 out of 5.
Lovely minimal design pencil. Great shape and weight. One of the best pencils in terms of quality and durability.