This eye-catching mechanical pencil presented by Pentel is an indispensable tool for those who adore high-grade writing quality and who care about nice appearance. The Pentel company has been producing this pencil for almost 50 years, and it simply cannot be improved anymore. Once you have tried it, you will always miss this amazing writing experience. Read this Pentel Sharp Kerry review to get a deeper look at this masterpiece.
Since its first mechanical pencil was introduced in 1963, Pentel has had a long production tradition of long-lasting and diverse writing tools. The Pentel Sharp Kerry was developed as a classic fountain pen, which combines both elegant design and solid functionality. Comfortable writing and styling are the main features of this instrument.
The colored parts of the barrel are plastic (but no one can tell them from metal) with a silver chrome piece in the middle. The pencil tip has a matte finish as a nice accent to all of its color versions. The tool comes in a variety of bright colors, including black, red, blue, olive, grey, and pink. It is worth mentioning that when “pink” products are sold, Pentel donates several cents to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. So, the pink color here is meaningful.
The pencil body is smooth, and the grip has no texture. This writing tool is quite “fat,” still not too heavy, which makes it comfortable to use for long writing sessions.
In fact, the pencil consists of two pieces and has a big cap, which also makes it pocket and purse safe. It is quite a unique feature in mechanical pencils to be equipped with a working plunger, which advances the lead no matter if the instrument is with or without the cap. Both mechanisms serve to advance lead in this writing tool. The push button on the barrel conceals spare leads, while the button on the cap conceals the eraser.
You may take the cap off and use it as an ordinary pencil, but then it becomes shorter than a regular one. With the cap on, the pencil becomes several inches longer and provides an ideal balance and weight, which gives a luxury feeling.
The plastic eraser is replaceable and does a good job at removing dark markings, even if a lot of pressure is used for writing.
The pencil comes in a plastic box, which is the perfect gift idea. The pencil is of good quality and very durable – it may last for several years. It has all the necessary characteristics which you can expect from a good mechanical pencil, and it will become your ideal choice.
Lead Size Options
The Pentel Sharp Kerry is manufactured with 0.5 and 0.7 mm lead sizes. 0.5 mm lead is used for making fine lines and it is available with red, black, pink, and blue barreled pencils. 0.7 mm lead provides medium lines and is inserted into the black and blue colored barrels.
All the leads are high-polymer and easily refillable. The pencils come with several preloaded leads, which is very generous.
Due to smart pencil engineering, the tool is well-balanced and long enough to ensure flawless writing. The additional pencil length added by the cap eliminates fatigue during work.
For convenient drawing and an ideal grip, the pencil should be held not close to the tip but above the silver cone. You will have a nice feeling with no grip issues.
The tool can be used for all your drawing, writing, and drafting needs.
Pros & Cons
Despite the large number of positive reviews, this model has its advantages and drawbacks.
- Excellent balance
- Comfortable grip
- Elegant appearance
- Quality and durable
- Works with two types of lead
- Pocket safe
- Bright colored barrels
- The grip can be a little slippery
- The eraser is small and has pricey refills
- A little expensive
With a combination of high quality and comfortable writing, this Pentel representative is a little pricey. It may be a reasonable cost for this remarkable item, as it suits more adult users and is considered too much of an expensive tool to be used in schools. On the other hand, this pencil is worth its price due to its extreme durability.
Real pencil fans who collect high-grade pencils have the Pentel Sharp Kerry in all the available colors (even the orange one from the limited edition).
The Pentel Sharp Kerry is a perfect solution for those looking for both a solid writing instrument and a stylish-looking item. It is great for work and has an overall high Pentel quality.
As you may know, the name of the company is a combination of the two words “pen” and “tell.” So, WoWPencils gives thumbs up to this mechanical pencil “to tell” your own story using this unique tool.