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Kokuyo FitCurve Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Blue Body

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Kokuyo FitCurve Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Blue Body - KOKUYO PS-300B
  • Kokuyo FitCurve Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Blue Body - KOKUYO PS-300B
  • Kokuyo FitCurve Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Blue Body - KOKUYO PS-300B
  • Kokuyo FitCurve Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Blue Body - KOKUYO PS-300B
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The FitCurve is a comfortable and high-quality line from Kokuyo that was requested many times from our customer because of its natural grip, balanced body weight, pearlescent body sheen and smooth writing. Based on ergonomic research, the center of gravity of the pen is located near the natural grip location, reducing \"hand wobbling\" that can cause fatigue. The body shaft measures 10 mm in diameter, thinner than standard ergonomic pens to account for how the pencil is used when at a tilt. Apparently, when instruments are held at a 30° tilt, 1.15 times the diameter is experienced in the hand. Therefore, the FitCurve is designed thinner so that it can have a 11.5 mm diameter feel when in use. The pencil features a generously sized eraser that can be rotated out for use. Eraser refills also available.



Frequently Bought Together
Kokuyo FitCurve Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Blue Body - KOKUYO PS-300B+Kokuyo FitCurve Mechanical Pencil Eraser Refill - Pack of 3 - KOKUYO KESHI-P159
Total Price: $6.65
This item: Kokuyo FitCurve Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Blue Body - $5.00



Specs
Model NumberKOKUYO PS-300B
Weight0.7 ounces
Body Color Dark Blue
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Design Style Ergonomic
Diameter - Grip 12.2 mm
Diameter - Max 12.6 mm
Eraser Included Yes
Eraser Type Twist-Up
Grip Color Translucent White
Grip Material Rubber
Knurled Finger Grip No
Lead Diameter 0.5 mm
Lead Grade Indicator No
Lead Sleeve Length 3.5 mm
Lead Type Graphite
Length - Body 14.4 cm
Length - Retracted 14.1 cm
Sleeve Type Sliding
Tip Material Metal
Tip Replaceable No

Reviews


May 14, 2011
I bought this pencil...
I bought this pencil hearing that it reduces cramps and I'm very satisfied with my purchase.

Pro's:
- Doesn't cramp your hands (even though the grip is pretty hard like other reviewers mentioned)
- Doesn't look cheap
-Very comfortable weight (not too heavy, not light at all) - great for spinning around
-Writes very smoothly (almost like you're gliding across the paper)
-Twist eraser (it's actually a very long eraser that works great)
-Nice price for a Niiiiiiiiice pencil

Con's:
- Isn't slim, like most of the pencils I prefer to use, but it's not too thick either. So I can live with it.
-The refill erasers don't match the pencil color as nicely as the eraser that came with it, but it hardly matters.
-Grip is harder than I normally prefer, but it's still very comfortable which is remarkable.

Would I recommend this to my friends and others?
heck yes! this pencil is great for those who write a lot because it's very comfortable.

6 people found this helpful
andrew.w.lew
 
April 26, 2012
This pencil is great!...
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This pencil is great! ;). Although the grip is very hard, I feel very comfortable when using the pencil. The twisty eraser feature is awesome, and the lead advancement is very smooth. The center of gravity is truly evenly distributed, and it feels like you are flying across the paper. The grip is hard, but it's comfortable when writing with a proper hand placement. There's nothing big about the clip, but it does its job.

3 people found this helpful
spartanic_warriors
 
April 20, 2011
I have several great...
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I have several great mechanical pencils (but nothing expensive, just fun), but now find myself reaching for this one first. I think it's because it rests in my hand so nicely and is also so lightweight. I am buying another one.

1 person found this helpful
 
February 17, 2011
Only complaint is that...
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Only complaint is that the grip is a little hard. Smooth, but hard. The pencil is pretty good value and normal size. The eraser size is pretty good too. Recommend it for big-handed people.

1 person found this helpful
hoeltberg
 
November 13, 2014
Perfect pencil on the...
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Perfect pencil on the cheaper end. Twist wide eraser is useful, replaceable and actually erases. The grip is comfortable and not too squishy. The retracting tip works great. It is not fat, and it is not thin, so "just right" (e.g. my GraphGear1000 is narrower and my PaperMate PhD is fatter). Nice combination of features.
The plastic can make it fragile. Car door smashed/warped it enough it's dead, but I'll get another.

ML Colorado


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