Pentel Smash is one of steady seller of pentel graph pencil.
It`s name was Q1000 in circa 80~90`s but at this time name is changed to Smash.
A point of difference of Q1000 and Smash is brilliance of grip, but it`s almost same.
Smash has three color, Black, Gray, and Blue gray.
I have Gray color now.
Tip and grip is in a one body. In center of this pencil, has degree indicator, and logo.
On the logo, you can see black clip.
The red color logo is printed on plastic body.
The rotring X00 series is same printing style(black body and red logo printing.)
If you wouldn`t rub this logo, it will not be erase.
I think some of people know that this clip is same as Graph1000.
Rectangular form clip, and made of brass.
Eraser and nob.
Eraser is white color. The past, this eraser was had green color and also had
cleaner pin, but you can see on this picture, the cleaner pin is gone. I can`t guess
Pentel`s an intention. Without cleaner pin, it`ll be very uncomfortable if the pencil lead
stuck on inside of sleeve.
The nob design is very unique. It is like spring I think.
Degree Indicator. It has 8 degrees(HB B 2B 4H 3H 2H H F)
This square dual grip is characteristic of Smash.
It is really interesting feature, but I think in graph pencil, the metal grip like rotring600,
these grip is most suitability for graph pencil. However I don`t say the dual grip is not
suitability for graph pencil.
Also Graph1000, Graph Gear1000 is using dual grip like this.
4mm sleeve is for graph.
10 knock, 0.5cm turn lead out.
This pencil is my second 1000Yen Pentel graph pencil.
I used lots of Pentel graph pencils(P205, Graph1000, PG5....)
Smash is quite good quality pencil I think. It is also good for graph, and common writing.