Review: Pentel GraphGear 300 Mechanical Pencil
The Pentel GraphGear 300 0.7mm mechanical pencils are nothing short of stunning. Out of all of the mechanical pencils I have owned, this one is my absolute favorite. Whenever I need to take notes in class or at home, this pencil has become the one I reach for.
Its aesthetics are lovely. The sky blue color is pleasing to the eye, and the build gives it a very unique and professional look, setting it apart from your standard Bic or Papermate mechanical pencils.
When I first picked up the pencil, I was amazed at its weight. It is not heavy by any means, but you can certainly tell it is not cheaply made. It grips nicely, and the pencil’s long metal lead sleeve provides excellent stability. I feel as though my lead breaks less when I am writing. It is also worth noting that the pencil clip is sturdy and easily attachable. If you are a frequent binder, notebook, or folder user, you will not have to worry about it sliding off too much. But if it does, it is loud, so you will likely catch it. At first, I thought the pencils did not come with erasers, but I eventually discovered they had a metal cover. The cover and eraser easily slide out to allow for efficient lead removal and replacement. While the eraser does easily slide out, it will only ever come off if you pull on it; violently shaking the pencil does not force the eraser out.
Even without touching the pencil, you can see the care put into this product by the barcodes placed on each, hinting that they could be sold individually. Whether you intend to use them for graphing and other technical purposes or just everyday writing, these pencils will not disappoint. For their count and price, they are certainly worth the investment.