Kaweco Sketch Up Clutch Lead Holder - 5.6 mm - Brass Chrome

Kaweco Sketch Up Clutch Lead Holder - 5.6 mm - Brass Chrome

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The Sketch Up Clutch Lead Holder features Kaweco's signature octagonal barrel, giving it a robust and sturdy look. Made of solid brass and chrome-plated, the lead holder has a smooth satin finish. Perfect for sketching and drawing, especially with soft leads, this holder accepts leads sized 5.4 to 5.7 mm. A lead pointer is conveniently integrated into the removable push button at the top.

This lead holder features a satin chrome finish. One 5.5 mm 5B graphite lead comes inside the holder, and the holder comes in a tin gift box.

Note: the sketchbook in the photo is the Maruman Pocket Croquis Sketchbook - 52.3 gsm.

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The SKETCH UP is a heavy...
January 18, 2016
The SKETCH UP is a heavy beast. You will feel manly or womanly every time you pick it up to sketch. Its octagonal barrel somehow adds to its impressiveness. You simply cannot ignore its heft.

Having used pretty much only No. 2 pencils my whole life–with mechanical pencils constituting my sole upgrade–the 5.6 mm lead felt mammoth, yet also softer and smoother than any other pencil I’ve used.

The SKETCH UP is not as long as your run-of-the-mill pencil, so it will fit into any pocket.

I am only slightly embarrassed to admit it took me a few tries to figure out the mechanism that feeds the lead through. You have to push the button at the top of the barrel with one hand (to release the lead) and use another hand to adjust the lead to the desired length, before releasing the push button again. Then you’re all set to draw.

Writing and sketching with the SKETCH UP feels great. Shading is easy and smooth. It’s maybe heavy for writing a lot of words, but even for taking notes, it would do well. Sketching, however, is its primary intended purpose, and for that it is a workhorse.

And, get this: it’s got a built in point sharpener. The push button uncaps to sharpen your point.

As long as you don't mind a heavier writing implement, this one is a beauty for sketching.
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A little smaller than...
June 19, 2015
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A little smaller than I expected, but the build quality is exceptional. Unlike the raw brass, this one leaves no smell on your hand.
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Very solidly built, holds...
August 28, 2015
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Very solidly built, holds Kaweco's 5.6 x 80 mm leads - a bit shorter than the usual lead holder one might use with compressed charcoal or chalk, but is in proportion to the Kaweco Sport series of pens. At about 10 long, it fits in a shirt pocket and works well with the Sport Pen Clip.
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Really nice heavy lead...
May 20, 2015
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Really nice heavy lead holder. Comfortable to hold, and great to use for sketching. I love lead holders and mechanical pencils for sketching, and it's really nice to have one that holds a thick lead as this one does. Great quality too, as you'd expect. I added a Kaweco clip to it too for easier storing in a leather pencil holder I use.
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This holder is the BOMB....
November 20, 2015
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This holder is the BOMB. Perfect size, excellent construction and functionality. It matches my Aluminum Kaweco pen. Very good choice.