4.5 Really nice writing experience Pseudorandom | 07/10/2012 | See all Pseudorandom's reviews (1) OK, it's a pencil. It can't do the wriiting for you. It isn't going to change your life. However, there are pencils that make it a chore to write, and pencils that make it a pleasure. This one falls very much into the latter category.The Kuru Toga engine rotates the lead as you press and lift the pencil. The movement is tiny and not intrusive. This helps shape the lead into an even cone, giving more consistent strokes and, the manufacturer claims, fewer snapped leads.Well, it certainly hasn't snapped on me yet, and that is quite unusual in my experience. Of course, it could also be the "nano dia" leads it uses, which also contributes to the smooth feel and bold lines when writing.Note that, despite the picture of three loose pencils at the top of the page, this item is for ONE pencil in standard retail packaging.This really is worth a try. Buy one already!