Friday, October 20, 2017

RedCircle in Gold

I wrote before of RedCircle pencils (aee here). I recently purchase RedCirle pensil in gold:

I do not know whether the innards of the pencil have changed from previous models or colors.

There is a very good review of redcircle pencils here. The main problem, as I see it, is this: "To keep the lead from falling out of the pencil when the button is clicked, there is just a random piece of rubber in the tip of the pencil. It is not glued or otherwise held in place, just resting in the tip of the pencil." I did not see any "discoloration due to oxidation (rusting)". The random piece of rubber presents a problem, if you take apart the pencil--I lost it.

I have been using the silver version without a problem for at least two years.


Christian Tietze said...

The Faber-Castell TK Fine Vario L 0.5 is an excellent and durable mechanical pencil for the desk. No weird rubber thingies in the tip, only mechanical pushing through an expandable pipe of sorts, easy to take apart and reassemble.

To carry in a pocket, I prefer the Faber-Castell Grip 1345 0.5mm (it's lighter and the metallic tip is retractable), though its rubber grip thingie may be too thick for some shirt pockets compared to the RedCircle, at least judging from the pictures.

I always go for the soft 2B lead, by the way.

MK said...

Interesting! I actually am a bit of a collector as far as pencils are concerned. I carry a vintage Cross pencil like this: Cross. It's very short and fits perfectly in my pants' pockets. (Mine is golden, however.