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I really wanted this to be the perfect pencil but after 3 months using it daily, there are several things to note: first of all, this is very satisfying and 10/10 looks , BUT I have had several issues:1- the weighting is far too much torward the back of the pencil- it would be nice to have the weight done perfectly like the graphgear 1000, 2- there IS wiggle room in the tip that is semi-noticeable while writing, 3- while it is nice that the clip is milled, but it is MUCH too strong and i have ruined some clothes already- it would be nice to have a milimeter of space between the clip and the pencil, 4- although one should see this coming, the purple coloring on the damascus bolt has rubbed off of the top of the bolt, 5- it doesn’t bother me too much but every once in a while since the mechanism is squared, the bolt stops right before it pops up, 6- it really woudn't be too hard to make an eraser would it? 7- some sort of grip would be nice. 8- since the mechanism is not made in house, it is a little to hard to press down to get more lead. I would consider returning this pencil if it hadn't taken me so long to notice all of the downsides to this pencil that it is now too late. HOWEVER, I would like to mention that the engineering and customer service from Bigidesign is TRULY INCREDIBLE. If big i would make a pencil v2 that adressed these issues, then i would definately buy one.
The click is so solid and sturdy and satisfying, and it’s exactly what I needed in my life. The mechanism is more complex than your average bolt action pen, and I can tell that a lot of engineering went into this product to make it function beautifully. My one and only tiny little gripe is that once the mechanism is engaged, there is a little bit of play when you click, so you have to push down a little before the lead comes out. Otherwise it’s beautiful. I love that they included a free Damascus bolt! It’s really cool looking. I love the pocket clip too. Nice shape and size and it’s quite sturdy. The Ti logo looks nice. And 3 different lead sizes??? Are you kidding me?? It’s almost perfect. The packaging is really nice and it comes with this cute little eraser that works pretty well. Thank you big idea design!!! 10/10 highly recommend.
I don’t use a mechanical pencil as much as I used to, but when I do, I love it. The bolt action is a smooth two stage action. The first gives a traditional bolt, then the next pumps the lead. Profile and weight are spectacular. If I didn’t need a pen, I’d be writing with this all day. I tend to stick to the .7, but appreciate the .9 for more smoothness if I am doing more writing, or the .5 if I am doing design drawings.
The first items I bought from Big Idea Design were tools, the Ti Screwdriver and the Ti Wrench. I liked a lot of them, the screwdriver in my opinion, with some improvements to do, but overall I liked them and they are articles with good quality. My first pen was the Mini Dual Side Click, again an article that I liked a lot, very resistant and good quality. Recently bought the normal size of Dual Side Click Pen, you can also see my review on the article page, and this Bolt Action Pen. The quality of the material remains, the titanium keeps the same quality of Dual Side Click Pen, however also this pocket clip has some slack, moves to the sides very easily, even the screw being tightened at maximum. In my opinion the Big Idea Design Pocket Clip should be redesigned, because it's my second pen with the same problem. This detail escape the standard of quality, and for the price they practice, as a premium items, this defect should not exist.
Hi Paulo, thanks for the review. There are a couple of things you can try to reduce the wiggle room. Please try tighten up the top screw with the tool that comes with your pencil first, if that doesn't help, you can try to bend the near 90 degree corner of the clip in just a hair more, that should give the clip more tension and holds down more to reduce the wiggle. If you will need further assistance, please shoot a quick email to email@example.com as our support team will be happy to help!
Hi got this for my birthday best gift ever, love it! I love how you can change the leads to 0.5, 0.7, and 0.9mm and the copper look is beautiful , I forced patina my pencil love it more, l love to draw and this is the ideal gift for any artist. All I’m missing is the titanium Damascus clip. This is a one of a kind lifetime pencil, there is no competition when coming to this pencil, it’s the best.
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