Tombow Olno Body Knock Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Charcoal Gray

Tombow Olno Body Knock Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Charcoal Gray

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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.

Customer Reviews

I wanted to try something...
October 1, 2011
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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 opinion.
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If I could, I would change...
April 12, 2012
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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 functional.

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*
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This unique pen is inexpensive...
March 21, 2012
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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.
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I bought this because...
September 17, 2011
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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.
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This is the best mechanical...
January 3, 2015
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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 again!