+ 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.
the package just came to me, so I reply so late.
I want to say that this is exactly what I expected, no more no less. A great pencil with a design that I really love. at the moment this is the best that I used! Thanks for your work!
The most perfect pencil I've ever seen.I will buy another one.
I am so impressed with the titanium and stainless steel pens that I had purchased that I decided to add the additional pencil of each metal type to go along with each pen, plus the metal plugs. The polished metal surface, weight and mechanics of the pencils match the pens, smooth to operate and the feel and balance of the metal is right.
The only thing that would make these pencils even more one of a kind would be if they incorporated the auto lead rotation that I have seen on the Uni mechanical pencils.
Also, thank you very much for incorporating the sliding lead sleeve. To me this is one of the most important features.