A Mechanical Pencil Lover in Japan

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I’m surprised by super low-priced mechanical pencils at amazon.com

In Japan, the most popular MP is Kurutoga(Uni/Mitsubishi) IMO. At amazon.co.jp, Pentel Smash is the #1 mechanical pencil. I guess Pentel Smash is rarely sold at common local stores, so people buy it at amazon, so Smash is the champion at amazon.co.jp. (Kurutoga, Opt, or common 100JPY MPs are sold everywhere). I wonder which MP is popular outside of Japan? BIC super low-priced MPs  is #1 I clicked amazon.com. I headed to the Mechanical Pencil ranking page. ↓ranking page(https://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/office-products/1069816/) ↓#1 mechanical pencil (https://www.amazon.com/BIC-Xtra-Sparkle-Mechanical-Pencil-24-Count/dp/B0007L1VLO/)  * These images are from amazon.com. Then I surprised #1 pencil is ultra low priced. #1 is not the …

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Pros and cons of Pentel smash

2017/08/19   -Mechanical Pencil

Pentel smash grey-blue is sold at Amazon.co.jp now. It’s one of “limited color” version of Pentel smash. Many people loves “Pentel smash”. I don’t have grey-blue version, but I have the black one.(normal color)   Why “smash” is so great? +Pros +NO slip grip The “smash” features a “f3 grip”, conbined rows of raised silicone dots with a short brass barrel. It has a double advantage:a slip-resist rubber grip and a rigid metal grip. +NO rattling cap. Smash head is coverd by a small accordion rubber bellow. It saves us from rattling and trembling cap. +The small clip doesn’t bother …