Review: Staedtler Mars Micro 775 Mechanical Pencil

Staedtler Mars Micro 775 Mechanical Pencil

My search for a mechanical pencil that can hold the blue Pilot Color ENO leads without breaking has led me to the Staedtler Mars Micro 775.

Staedtler Mars Micro 775 Mechanical Pencil
My main mechanical pencil is the Pilot H-327 which is great but for some reason, the blue pencil leads just keep breaking inside, even though the lead is quite thick at 0.7mm.

Why blue pencil leads? Well, that's the colour that doesn't get picked easily by scanners. And you can turn off the blue channel in Photoshop. So if you ink or pencil over the blue lines, you can just do very minimal post editing to enhanced your line art.

Staedtler Mars Micro 775 Mechanical Pencil
The Staedtler Mars Micro 775 is available in four different sizes: 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 0.9mm.

Staedtler Mars Micro 775 Mechanical Pencil
You differentiate each size by the colour just below the cap. In the case of 0.7mm, it's blue. For 0.3, it's yellow, 0.5 is red and 0.9 is orange.

Staedtler Mars Micro 775 Mechanical Pencil

Staedtler Mars Micro 775 Mechanical Pencil

Staedtler Mars Micro 775 Mechanical Pencil
This is how it looks like when the front is exposed. Nothing too surprising. There's a nice rubber grip for that additional slight comfort.

Staedtler Mars Micro 775 Mechanical Pencil

Staedtler Mars Micro 775 Mechanical Pencil
For some reason, this mechanical pencil is able to use the blue pencil leads without breaking. I'm sure there are other mechanical pencils that can do that as well, but I'm lucky to find one now instead of having to try out all others.

Conclusion

There really isn't much to say about the Mars Micro 775 except that it's a good mechanical pencil. It's light, the build quality feels great. Every click pushes the lead out by the nice amount, and the spring is not too stiff.

Availability

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