The second item Parafernalia sent me, is the REVOLUTION mechanical pencil! But as you can see, this is not an ordinary pencil, it is a beautiful piece of modern design. Luckily it's not only pretty, it's also a joy to use!
|Those silver screws really give it an industrial look!|
There is no doubt about it: this is a cool pencil! It's really like nothing I've seen before! The design is based on the 'Centre Pompidou' in France, which is known for it's unique architectural design. It's made out of three aluminum pipes connected to plastic triangular pieces, with a pen or pencil mechanism in the middle. Quite simple really, but it looks very cool!
The clip looks a bit special (just like the rest of the pencil!) but it actually works quite well. The rubber ball on the end of the clip grabs on to whatever you clip it to. And even though it looks quite flimsy, it really isn't, it is very flexible, so it won't break very easilly!
Now for how it writes: really good actually! I love the smooth 0.5mm leads that are included, they produce a nice dark line. The lead pipe is very stable, it doesn't wobble, so I guess you could use it as a drafting pencil. As said before, the triangular design is very comfortable to hold, I had no problem writing with it for an extended period of time!
|Leads can be refilled through the back after removing the pushbutton.|
...It is really surprisingly cheap, you can get one for as little as 35 Euros/ 45 USDollars (also available as a pen, and you can choose between a lot of colours)!
So for it's price, you get a pencil that will grab everybody's attention, and it will look great in your pen collection!