I bought these pencils at a major university and used them extensively while studying for my pre-med classes at a major university. My pencils from the University never failed me (I just lost them after school). While studying for my MCAT, I thought I would buy these same pencils in bulk because I loved them before. Imagine my disappointment when the pencils started failing: ** pencil tips fall out, can't be replaced, can't be reinserted rendering the pencil unusable (x 8 pencils) ** Don't buy them from here.
While I love the ergonomic fit of this pencil, the nib has fallen out of 3 of the 6 pencils. This is the support for the lead, so it then breaks, and you cannot write. I am very disappointed in this product. I don't understand, because I have an old one that has stayed intact and works beautifully.