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.
its true that you can bend the pencil to extend the lead which is cool (and
works smoothly). you have to change the position of the hand, or use two hands
to do this though, as the grip and springy-bend mechanism are quite stiff. also
i dont really like the texture and look of the grip, as it looks a bit 'old' and
'worn-out' on a shiny new pencil body. lastly, not sure whether its because of
the pencil's mechanisms, or the quality of the lead, but the lead does not write
very smoothly on paper.
It's a good pencil but I picked it up more for the color scheme than
functionality. Its cute but not so practical. Yes the body knock function is a
great idea but I wish I didn't have to shift my hands to actually feed more
lead. It might have to do with my hands being small but while I would keep using
it, its not a favorite