This is an excellent product. I do mechanical and architectural drawing and it the best pencil I have for a cheap price. It is a very practical, easy to use pencil, I have had it for three months, my dad fifteen years, the same pencil, still fully functional, not a crack in the plastic. You might say I just take really good care of it, I don't, trust me. I keep it in my backpack with my other mechanical pencils. My Cross Classic Century Medalist pencil has broken and been dented which, if you don't know is pretty hard with a metal pencil. That is also a good pencil I would recommend, but not for drawing. The grip is helpful unlike some of my pencils and is an overall good pencil. I would recommend for drawing or everyday use.