Japan is all about conservation, the Pilot Clutch Point is another pencil from Japan that will hold onto your pencil lead until the very last 1 mm! The standard length of a pencil lead is typically around 60 mm. In a conventional pencil, the pencil is only able to clutch the lead core until the last 10 mm. The remaining lead then typically becomes unstable and unusable. This wastes almost 17% of your lead! The Clutch Point has a clutch at the tip of your pencil that allows you to use your lead piece until the very end, giving you more writing time and saving you money. Also check out the Platinum OLEeNu High Grade Lead Breakage Prevention Mechanical Pencil
for another pencil lead conserving option.