I’ve owned many mechanical pencils over the years and this one is by far the best. I’m an artist and use these for sketching out my ideas before going over in ink.
- Perfect weight and feel in the hand.
- The long tip helps keep the bulk of the pencil out of the way when drawing.
- Strong build quality. All metal (except for the eraser cap). Should last many years.
The downside is that they’re expensive, even if they are worth it. So owning a few for different sized leads just isn’t possible for most peopke.
If you need more options, I highly suggest getting a 0.5 (or whatever you prefer) for the bulk of your work, and a larger lead holder for everything else. That should cover you for most applications.
After getting one of these you'll never need to buy another one again. Buy it for life. They're that good.
rOtring 600 series Mechanical Pencil, Black Body, 0.7mm