Maruzen Art Lead Holder + Sharpener Cap - 3 mm - Moss Green Body

Maruzen Art Lead Holder + Sharpener Cap - 3 mm - Moss Green Body

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This lead holder from Maruzen Art in Japan contains a chunky 3 mm lead stick inside an all metal body. The top cap of the lead holder unscrews to reveal a handy lead pointer, and exposes the chamber for refill lead sticks. Includes one stick of 4B 3 mm lead, and refills are available. Different body colors available as well.

Lead holder dimensions: Approximately 4.6 inches (11.8 cm) long and 0.4 inches (10 mm) in diameter.

Model NumberMARUZEN 580
Weight0.8 ounces
ManufacturerMaruzen Art
Body Color Green
Body Material Metal
Clippable No
Design Style Integrated Sharpener in Cap
Diameter - Grip 10.0 mm
Diameter - Max 10.0 mm
Eraser Included No
Grip Color Metallic Green
Grip Material Metal
Knurled Grip No
Lead Grade Indicator No
Lead Size - Diameter 3.0 mm
Length - Body 11.8 cm
Mechanism Clutch Knock
Tip Material Metal
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I can not think of any...
August 15, 2012
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I can not think of any 3.0 mm lead holder options (not including the 3.15 mm clutch pencil size) other than the Caran D'Ache Fixpencil 3 as readily available in the market these days. Thus I couldn't pass the opportunity to try this Maruzen Art pencil, and add it to my collection of sketching tools. Given the greater resistance against breakage of wider leads, 3.0 mm is a good choice for heavy handed users that tend to snap off pieces from 2 mm and smaller diameter leads. Since I usually remove them, I do not mind the absence of a pocket clip. Yet with its compact dimensions, it can fit easily within most pockets or pencil case. Just be careful with it since it has a tendency to roll off inclined surfaces. Sleek and comfortable, I have enjoyed doodling and shading with it for the past couple of days during classroom demonstrations. It is easy to lay down thick strokes and large areas of tone quickly with it. The integrated lead pointer works adequately and it is quite convenient when using it as part of a minimalist sketching kit.
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