I love this pencil. In my work I do a whole lotta writing and marking of documents. This pencil has a decent balance and heft, and is more ergonomically correct than your standard mechanical pencil. About what you'd expect for the price. Note that the price here is for 6 of the pencils. That's around *** per pencil. Not bad, as it is sold elsewhere for *** to *** per pencil. Also, although the description says "Cherry Barrel", it is only the color that is cherry - the barrel is plastic.