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broke within weeks
on March 26, 2012
I've used this pencil before and loved it. I suspect it walked home with someone else after a meeting (echoing an earlier review) & outside amazon have had a hard time replacing it.
The one I got functioned beautifully for six or seven weeks. It had all the virtues that people noted below. The 1.4mm lead is terrific and the barrel is a pleasure to hold. However, after about a month and a half (too late to return) it stopped holding lead. The lead simply slipped out of the barrel whenever I tried to write with it, independent of the lead control at the top of the pen. I added another 1.4mm lead to it and had the same problem.
I'd gone a few years with my earlier version without such a problem and have concluded provisionally that I just got a bad unit. I like these pencils enough to order another one and give it a try but wanted to post this caution in case you too run into difficulties.