High Five to the postman! Arrived at my doorstep, some super sexy Pentel Graph Gear Mechanical Drafting Pencils.
Graph Gear 1000™ 0.5mm
Graph Gear 1000™ 0.3mm
Graph Gear 500™ 0.3mm
Ordered mine Japanese versions at Amazon
Because Cult Pens says: "Pentel GraphGear 1000: probably the king of our drafting pencils - more features than you can shake a lesser pencil at."
about 2 years ago
did you draw these??
i have two of these they're amazing!!
Nice something new I need to get!!!
I love mine. I've had them for a couple years now and use them all the time.
I love the Graph Gear 1000™ 0.3mm.
It feels heavy and super fine.
I have a perfectly good mechanical pencil, and now I have two more perfectly good mechanical pencils on the way.
DAMN YOU, GERT! :)
Ryan - Haha! I think I have more than 10 fine mechanical pencils, but just fell in love with these. Best thing is they exactly feel how they look like. I'm proud I made my first sale today, congrats mate ;))
Nice, got my self some brush pens today as well, from Japan! waited for 6 weeks, good times.
I want some!
Jarno - actually I want some brush pens as well. Which ones did you order?
I have one old pen pencil that I always use lol
Gert, Mitsubishi UNI calligraphy pens. Found them from ebay.
Very nice Jarno, want want ;)
I've just bought the exact pack, on eBay. Stealin' your ideas... :)
Great deal Stuart ;)
Graph Gear 1000™ 0.5mm with 2B, 3B or 4B graphite. With the exception of woodless graphite, it's the only pencil I use.
Mine Rotring 0.35 always breaks, doesn't get my pressure:)
Love those! Been using them a while now. Worth the upgrade!
With Sergey on the frustration note, mine always break. These look swish though, worth a try. How's the grip though, is it metal or rubber? Does it get uncomfortable after a while?
Ema - it's a dual grip which is the best part, because it's made of aluminum and rubber pads! So it doesn't slip and it still feels very comfortable even after a few hours of sketching.
Just read this from Pixiemall.com
This full body aluminum professional drafting pencil has a fully retractable tip and a balanced body that makes it a joy to write/draw with. It also features a binder clip that can clip onto thick objects. The rubber textured grip gives you a comfortable and secure hold.
Though a little bit dated featuring an older model, at Dave's Mechanical Pencils blog there's a more extensive review, which starts with:
So first off, how does that grip section feel? It’s a fine diamond cut surface with little elliptical rubber inserts. Obviously this is an attempt to try and get the best of both worlds, and I’m pleased to say it’s reasonably successful. It doesn’t feel like an ordinary rubber grip, yet still has a bit of softness about it when you are holding the pencil.
But I guess it totally depends on how and what you're using it for.
Ah! Just noticed the eraser and the adjustable lead grade indicator, lol!
Lost myself in dozens of reviews, I've become a little mechanical pencil fetish, so the next ones to get are
OHTO Super Promecha Pencil PM-1500P
Staedtler 925-25 Silver Series Drafting Pencil
rotring 600 Drafting Pencil
Faber-Castell TK Fine Vario L Pencil
Uni Shift Mechanical Pencil
Uni-ball Shift Pipe Lock Drafting Pencil - Color Body Series
Alvin Draft-Matic Drafting Pencil 0.3 mm
Don't worry, these links are just for my own reference. Just want 'em all! ;)
Aha Awesome! And wonderful references in your post as well, thanks!
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