Faber-Castell Grip Sparkle Pencil Review

Faber-Castell Grip Sparkle review

The Faber-Castell Grip Sparkle is a wooden pencil that’s available with HB lead for £1.50 a piece in the UK. I’m not certain of the wood it’s made from but the Grip 2001 is made from Jelutong so it’s probably safe to assume this is the same.

Faber-Castell Grip Sparkle branding

Let’s face it. If you buy this pencil you are buying it for it’s looks. It’s neon orange with silver sparkly bits all over it. It’s hard to deny the essential happiness of this pencil.

Faber-Castell Grip Sparkle pointy end

Fortunately you are also getting a perfectly reasonable pencil. The lead is fairly smooth, it holds its point fairly well, and it sharpens … fairly well, too. It won’t give your Blackwing any sleepless nights and it isn’t as good to write with as even other (and cheaper) Faber-Castell pencils but it’s not bad.

Faber-Castell Grip Sparkle sparkly bits

If you like a triangular barrel then I don’t see why you wouldn’t like this. It has a rounded triangle cross-section and the sparkly grip is comfortable in the hand.

Faber-Castell Grip Sparkle sharpening

The Faber-Castell Grip Sparkle pencil is a decent pencil with indecent looks.

Faber-Castell Grip Sparkle handwritten review

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