Tombow Olno Swift Body Knock Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Jet Black

Tombow Olno Swift Body Knock Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Jet Black

3.9 (7 reviews)
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Tombow's Olno Swift mechanical pencil pulls off a neat trick. A clue is in the name "Olno," which is derived from "oruno," the Japanese word for "bend." Lead is advanced by bending the body, due to the pencil's unique "body knock" mechanism. While in writing position, simply move your thumb up to the three grooves on the rubber grip and press firmly to bend the pencil. With this innovative mechanism, you do not need to completely shift your hand position to extend more lead while writing. The pencil also includes the conventional mechanism, allowing you to advance lead by clicking the pencil top.

The rubber grip covers the whole bottom part of the pencil, so that writing and body knock clicking are comfortable. The glossy metallic upper part and metal clip give the pencil its composed style. The top has a refillable capped eraser, and the tip has a 4 mm guide pipe, which is ideal for drafting and provides stability. Lead is inserted by unscrewing the body just above the rubber grip.

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This pencil is beautiful...
February 1, 2015
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This pencil is beautiful at first sight. I have had mine over a year now. The pencil is perfect in every way as long as you are holding it. The thick soft rubber grip doesn't let the clip sit on your surface so if given a push will easily roll off the table. The pencil's low center of gravity is a pro when writing but if your pencil falls off the desk it will more likely land on the tip damaging it. I did this after the third month of use. I managed to bend it back in place but not perfectly. Before this damage the long lead guide pipe reduced breakage by a tenfold. It has been a great pencil until recently. The finger grip has deformed near the upper end and an outer plastic layer of the grip has started to peel off making it really ugly. I do want to note that this could be due to the strong grip I apply when writing. Like all rubber grip when you drop it it will pick up dust. This was no exception, in fact I think it picked up a lot more dust than usually with most grips. I even found that sometimes it would pick up lint that was in my pocket. Coupled with the fact that it is black, everything it does pick up is very noticeable.
The body knock is very helpful when taking. This pencil is mostly great but i would not recommend it as a everyday tool because it might wear out fast.
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I love this pencil. Seriously,...
January 1, 2015
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I love this pencil. Seriously, this is MY pencil.

First things first, this is a heavier pencil. However, more of the weight is near the grip of the pencil. I love that. It gives me a more comfortable grip and more control over the pencil. I love the grip because it covers up a large portion of the pencil. It writes smoothly and beautifully. I can write for days on end with this pencil.

I don't use the eraser, so I can't say anything about it.

The "body knock" mechanism is also a favorite. I tend to hold the pencil closer to the tip but it's an easy and swift move to bend the pencil. It does take a little getting used to, especially with how much pressure is needed to bend the pencil. Once you adjust to the pencil and get used to it, it becomes an amazing tool.
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Just like the cheapie...
February 7, 2014
Just like the cheapie version, this thing is amazing. It has the added heft and the attached clip is nice so the thing wont roll away like the cheaper version. But both are so worth the money and the natural flex click is just the best design in the world.
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The lid was a bit loose...
January 10, 2014
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The lid was a bit loose and gone in two days. Nothing particular to complain other than that. Workable and operative.
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Great aesthetics, but...
March 8, 2016
Great aesthetics, but the grip collects dust VERY easily and I had to apply more of a bend to get the lead out over time.