The Energize X Mechanical Pencil was a very decent and stylish pencil. Looked very professional like an ink pen. When I first opened the pack I myself thought it resembled a pen. Good flow to the lead when extended. Strong capabilities to use without breakage. The lead itself had a great color and flow. When mistakes were made very erasable with no left over smudges. Great handling and very comfortable to use. Doesn't cause hand cramping after lots of usage, and nice size for larger hands. Very pleased with the outcome and would like very much to switch to these.