The Tombow OLNO (derived from "oruno" which means "bend" in Japanese) mechanical pencil, features a unique design mechanism that allows the user to extend pencil lead by simply bending the body. The body can be bent in any direction, making it very easy for writers or drawers to extend lead without changing their grip at all. In addition, there is a standard clicker for extending lead using the top knock button, which removes from the pencil body to become a small hand-held eraser. Unscrew the pencil body above the grip area to insert refill lead.
Pencil dimensions: 5.6 inches (14.3 cm) long and 0.5 inches (13 mm) in diameter at widest point on grip.
I wanted to try something new this time instead of buying a regular old pencil.
At first I was very skeptical because i tend to hold on to my pencil in a way
that alot of pressure is holding it down and i thought that the pencil would be
bending everytime i wrote with it. As soon as i opened up the package and tried
it out i found out that it is very sturdy and will only bend if your intention
is to do so unless it's an accident. It is a very nice and creative pencil in my
If I could, I would change my other review and give this pen a five. I felt
guilty for being so harsh with this uber unique product over a tiny qualm.
I found that this is the pencil I reach for every time. It's so fun and
comfortable to use that I end up picking it out of my numerous other choices.
It's certainly not an elegant pencil by any stretch, but it's cute and
Also, the rubber grip is pretty easy to keep clean (especially on this charcoal
version). I'm planning on buying one with the more interesting colors next
because they'll look infinitely more attractive. *w*
This unique pen is inexpensive and compatible with many kinds of hand grips. It
has a thick barrel, but it sits comfortably in the hand. For its price, the
Tombow Olno is a great buy.
The one downside to this pen is that the eraser cap is extremely annoying. It is
made of cheap plastic and is not fastened very securely, so it comes off easily
(on accident!). It's just an eraser cap, so the pen functions without it, but
the pen looks unslightly without its cap. I have replaced it with a simple
eraser from another pen, and it looks and works great.
I bought this because it was a cute inexpensive pencil. I never thought that I
would fall in love with it the first time I used it. The grip is extremely
comfortable, the middle click to advance lead is actually really smooth and
easy. Remember those pencils with the click advance in the middle before, except
that it was an actual button? Well, this one is way better because there is no
button to get in your way when you're writing. It's just a gentle click while
you're holding it, no awkwardness at all. It's the perfect shape, weight, and
feel for writing for long periods of time.
This is the best mechanical pencils in my collection at the moment. I use it
everyday, and when I lost one before, I didn't know what to do with myself. It's
perfect in almost every way, especially for someone like me, who holds their
pencils close to the tip.
There are only two small things I have to say about this pencil. One, the tip
sometimes unscrews. And two, the eraser part of this pen falls out sometimes,
and isn't really that practical to use--but I don't really like using those
small erasers at the end of pencils anyway.
Moral of the review, you should get one of these pencils before they sell out