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Metaphys Locus 3Way 1 Color 0.5 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil + Eraser - Black Body

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Metaphys Locus 3Way 1 Color 0.5 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil + Eraser - Black Body - METAPHYS 43010-BK
  • Metaphys Locus 3Way 1 Color 0.5 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil + Eraser - Black Body - METAPHYS 43010-BK
  • Metaphys Locus 3Way 1 Color 0.5 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil + Eraser - Black Body - METAPHYS 43010-BK
  • Metaphys Locus 3Way 1 Color 0.5 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil + Eraser - Black Body - METAPHYS 43010-BK
  • Metaphys Locus 3Way 1 Color 0.5 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil + Eraser - Black Body - METAPHYS 43010-BK
  • Metaphys Locus 3Way 1 Color 0.5 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil + Eraser - Black Body - METAPHYS 43010-BK
  • Metaphys Locus 3Way 1 Color 0.5 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil + Eraser - Black Body - METAPHYS 43010-BK
  • Metaphys Locus 3Way 1 Color 0.5 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil + Eraser - Black Body - METAPHYS 43010-BK
  • Metaphys Locus 3Way 1 Color 0.5 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil + Eraser - Black Body - METAPHYS 43010-BK
  • Metaphys Locus 3Way 1 Color 0.5 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil + Eraser - Black Body - METAPHYS 43010-BK
  • Metaphys Locus 3Way 1 Color 0.5 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil + Eraser - Black Body - METAPHYS 43010-BK
  • Metaphys Locus 3Way 1 Color 0.5 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil + Eraser - Black Body - METAPHYS 43010-BK
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Multi pen includes one 0.5 mm mechanical pencil, one 0.5 mm black ballpoint pen, and one pen style eraser.

Hers Experimental Design Laboratory is a design company in Japan similar to IDEO in the US. Such companies are famous for rethinking and rebuilding common objects in innovative ways. The head designer and president Chiaki Murata envisioned Metaphys as a new stationery concept. Murata-san and Metaphys have extensive design experience and have been involved in projects such as Microsoft Xbox console design, the Hono electric candle and Uzu cyclone vacuum cleaner (both Red Dot Design Award winners). Metaphys continues that creative tradition with its clean and thoughtful stationery line.

The Locus 3Way Multi Pen was created from the designer's perspective and features many unusual characteristics. For example, rather than locating the eraser on the top of the pencil and thus requiring users to interrupt their writing and drawing experience, the Locus is designed with the eraser at the tip. Just twist the body of the pen to reveal an eraser that you can click (also known as “knock”) to extend. Rotating the body again will reveal in turn the eraser, 0.5 mm mechanical pencil, and 0.5 mm black ballpoint pen. The pencil has a very elegant visual design and weight. Different body colors as well as are available.

Since Hers is a design company, these pens can be considered a prototype of their concept. Please take care in using these instruments as JetPens has found that the bodies are susceptible to scratching. Also, please retract writing instruments after used to avoid ink bleeding (ink is difficult to remove from the body once stained).




Specs
Model NumberMETAPHYS 43010-BK
Shipping Weight2.90 oz
Body Color Black
Body Material Metal
Cartridge-Compatible Yes
Clip Material Metal
Clippable Yes
Color Set No
Design Style Modern, Slim, Designer
Diameter - Grip 9.5 mm
Diameter - Max 9.5 mm
Eraser Included Yes
Grip Color Black
Grip Material Metal
Length - Extended 14.6 cm
Length - Retracted 14.3 cm
Mechanism Rotary
Pre-Installed Ink Color Black
Pre-Installed Pencil Lead Size 0.5 mm
Tip Length 3.5 mm
Tip Material Metal
Tip Size 0.5 mm

Reviews
3 people found this helpful
  This pen is awesome!..., August 1, 2010
By bia... - See all my reviews
This pen is awesome! Even though its a little bit on the pricey side, it's definitely worth it! The design is functional, and it has a really good weight to it when you're writing. My advice for refills would be to buy the Platinum Pen refills. It's the same pen refill for half the cost and with better ink. The ink in the refills that this pen comes with is a little uneven and clumps a lot when you write. Where as the Platinum ones are smoother and write more evenly. Spending 75.00 on this pen is definitely money well spent!
3 people found this helpful
  It seems like a great..., March 19, 2010
By not... - See all my reviews
It seems like a great pencil, but it is overpriced. On Metaphys' website, they list it as ¥5,250 (about 58 dollars). Though it has the convenience of a pencil, pen, and eraser, the price point is just simply too high.
  I thought it looked nice..., May 4, 2013
By mrc_lau - See all my reviews
I thought it looked nice in the preview images, but when I received it - woah. My inner architect is having a field day! Gorgeous form and function, the switch mechanism works smoothly as butter, and the metal body feels nice and gives the reassurance that it probably won't break in a fall. The only setbacks are that there isn't a set "closed" setting - the tips retract in between the various tools, and it *might* accidentally pop out if you nudge the pen. The matte paint job also seems like it would scratch easily (as noted in the description), and of course the pen's weighty price point. Regardless, I love it.
  This is my second time..., February 19, 2013
By garcia85 - See all my reviews
This is my second time buying this since I lost the first one I had. It's a nice all in one pen but it is a bit on the pricey side. If people are looking for an alternative, I'd recommend searching for the Aviator Pen B3, it's made my Skilcraft. They are both very similar in design and function although I like the Locus's curve clip. Overall a good pen, although I do wish it was cheaper.
1 person found this helpful
  It was a great pen until..., November 20, 2011
By jac... - See all my reviews
It was a great pen until the pencil mechanic broke