This pencil is not a clone. It seems to me that it is better then the P205. Newer versions of the P205 don't have the cleaning pin, this pencil does. Another complaint about the newer P205 is the ''ridge'' where the pencil's two halves join. This pencil has no ''ridge''. This is my everyday drawing pencil and it does the job good. Real good. The mechanism is a stiff one with a nice positive click when you advance the lead. The only problem is the non-retractable, sharp tip. I imagine you would get sharp (no pun intended) looks from your wife on the mystery hole in your new jeans pocket.
Pros-looks, mechanism, cleaning pin.