As much as I’d like to mix metaphors and puns with phrases like “get the lead out” and “full metal jacket,” this pencil speaks for itself: it’s a thoroughly over-built mechanical writing implement that will likely outlast whatever life-ending apocalypse finally destroys humankind. Our robot overlords will be drawing razor-sharp graphite lines and jotting notes well into the next epoch. Meantime, allow yourself a modest splurge and enjoy the rOtring 800 Retractable Mechanical Pencil for $7 off.
The knurled grip, “brass mechanism for precision lead advancement” and “fixed lead guidance sleeve” are enough to warrant this pencil’s premium, but it’s the two-year limited warranty that really speaks to its quality. When’s the last time you sent in your pencil for service?
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