TK Fine Vario Pencil
This is one of the best mechanical pencils around. It's mechanics work smoothly, the feel is excellent and its adjustment mechanism is one of the first innovative changes in this technology in years. I especially like it with soft lead - at 3B.
December 18, 2014
I bought this pencil in 1996 along with the 0.3mm. I love the 0.5mm. It's performed flawlessly. I print too hard for the 0.3mm, but I use it mainly for drawing and it works great for that. So, I'm online ordering another 0.5mm to keep at work.
December 13, 2014
Very functional tool
I draw extensively on maps and regular pencils need sharpening constantly. Mechanical pencils kept breaking lead as I draw. I got this in the hopes that it would hold up to intense and heavy use. It performs just as I hoped it would.
The downside is that it is extremely light. I would prefer a bit more heft and perhaps more circumference at the grip. The product is not perfect but it is very good and well worth the price.
May 22, 2014
I wrote a review but haven't seen a response. The lead won't advance on the pencil- the second one with this problem. What am I doing wrong?
April 12, 2014
I like good mechanical pencils and this one caught my attention. I really liked that there was an adjustment on it for hard or soft writing. My one criticism is that the pencil just feels incomplete without a cap for the eraser.
February 6, 2014
Don't know why I waited so long to get this, so tired of inferior quality .7 pencils- always breaking the lead when I press hard for darker lines. Got a FC 1.4 years back for writing music and loved it. Variable touch feature works well. Do agree with earlier reviewer's comment about the grip though, is a bit slim and slippery.
January 20, 2014
Great writing instrument.
I like nice mechanical pencils and this is one of the best.
January 11, 2014
Faber-Castell TK Pencil
Fine writing instrument. Great weight and balance...no writing fatigue! It's the main reason I use during the day. Great design, a lot of people notice it!
November 30, 2013
I have purchased a lot of expensive pencils - this one takes the cake. The price, durability and comfort.. you just can't beat it!!
November 11, 2013
Best Mechanical Pencil I've Owned
I've bought several mechanical pencils for art work and just taking notes and often they don't stand up to day to day use. This one has a substantial feel to it and is very comfortable to use when either drawing or just writing with. It will be my go to pencil from here on.
October 20, 2013