I have seen the Pentel Sharp Kerry around JetPens for a while, but never really had a reason to try it out. I am a Kuru Toga guy after all right? This red body Kerry showed up in a box of samples I got from work two months back, and even then I kind of set it to the side and wasn’t anxious to review it. I had no idea how much I was missing out on.
Not knowing anything about the Kerry model before getting this one in my hands, I didn’t even realize it is a capped mechanical pencil. It is fully capped at that - just like a nice rollerball pen would be. The unique part about that is you can advance the lead with the cap on or off. The engineering and design of the click mechanism works flawlessly in either position.
The build quality is excellent as well. The color sections are plastic and are surrounded by silver chrome accents. The tip of the pencil has a nice matte finish, which makes for a beautiful overall package. When writing, the pencil is perfectly balanced in the hand. With the cap posted, it is a little shorter than a standard mechanical pencil, but is more than long enough for a comfortable writing experience.
I really can’t say enough about how pleased I am with this pencil. It has top notch styling, comfort, and performance, and is one of the best pencils I have reviewed.