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Uni Alpha Gel Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Lavender Purple Body

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$14.00

Uni Alpha Gel Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Lavender Purple Body - UNI M5858GG1P.34
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Description
Separately, the Alpha Gel and Kuru Toga lines were already popular. Combined, this new pencil is sure to be a big hit. Now you can enjoy the famous break resistant mechanical pencil with the irresistibly soft and squishy Alpha Gel grip famous for keeping an egg from breaking when dropped from a 5 foot height! If you don't know about the Kuru Toga, let us explain.

With standard mechanical pencils, as you write the pencil lead is worn down until it is a slanted surface. Each time you write you will get a different experience depending on how the pencil is rotated. This can cause multiple annoyances:

1. As you start to write you might have a sharp point, but as you continue to write the point is worn down and thus your line widths are not uniform. This can also lead to smudgy and thick lines.

2. If you pick the pencil up and happen to start writing with the tip of the angled point, it is likely to scratch or catch on the paper.

3. The different angles at which the pencil lead comes in to contact with the paper is a common cause of lead breakage.

The Kuru Toga, on the other hand, has a core rotation mechanism that continually rotates the pencil lead as you write. The lead is twisted through a spring-loaded clutch, it works by twisting incrementally every time you lift the pencil up (i.e. during printing words, etc). This allows a uniform wearing of the pencil lead so that it always remains as a pointed tip. Not only does it solve the above problems, but it also gives you an amazingly thin line. You are effectively using only 50% of the lead area that you were previously using with your old mechanical pencil.


Specs
Model NumberUNI M5858GG1P.34
Weight1.1 ounces
Body Color Purple
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Design Style Auto Lead Rotation, Ergonomic
Diameter - Grip 11.3 mm
Diameter - Max 13.2 mm
Eraser Included Yes
Grip Color White
Grip Material Silicone
Knurled Finger Grip No
Lead Diameter 0.5 mm
Lead Grade Indicator No
Lead Sleeve Length 2.8 mm
Lead Type Graphite
Length - Body 14.0 cm
Sleeve Type Fixed
Tip Material Metal
Tip Replaceable No

Reviews


September 9, 2011
I AM IN LOVE. I am...
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I AM IN LOVE.

I am obsessed with writing instruments & once I find a great product, I'm loyal for life. When my fiance told me about this pencil, I couldn't believe my ears. I had to order it immediately. (Note: Shipping here at JetPens is absolutely terrific!) When I write, I write in all capitalized letters so this involves me picking up the pencil for each letter. This works wonderful with my writing style. If you prefer to write in cursive, this product may not work as well for you. You literally need to lift the pencil off of the paper in order for the lead to rotate.

3 people found this helpful
aznbabeforu
 
February 2, 2011
I am so happy with this...
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I am so happy with this pencil so far. The grip is nice and squishy, but not annoying to hold or too bulky. The pencil itself is nice and thick, which is a nice change from the original Kuru Toga (which is also great). I am definitely considering buying at least one more of these in another color. Love it!

2 people found this helpful
erica.slusser
 
September 2, 2010
I don't usually like...
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I don't usually like pencils this thick, but the Kurutoga is fantastically proportioned. As a chronic pencil-spinner I wasn't sure if this pencil was going to help or hinder my writing but I definitely approve. Smooth writing action, effective if small eraser, and all-around good looks. Worth the price.

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joannabclark
 
June 27, 2012
I do like using this...
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I do like using this pencil quite a bit. At first I was hesitant to pick up this particular Kuru Toga because it looked pretty thick compared to the original, but the gel grip and the color of the pencil body won me over. And man, I'm glad I did decide to go ahead and try it out! I don't like thick pens or pencils at all, but this one still feels really nice in my hand. The lavender color is very nice, mine's a bit richer than it is in the preview pictures. Since the grip is white, I was a little worried about it collecting and showing dirt very quickly. But to my surprise, I haven't had that problem--Mine still looks the same now as it did a few months ago. And of course, the pencil itself works very well. I actually use this pencil for drawing rather than note taking most of the time (which it is also absolutely great for too!). While I typically don't draw hard enough to use the Kuru Toga mechanism to its full potential, I still enjoy having the mechanism because it provides a slight but really good firmness when you push the lead down on paper, which keeps the lead very stable and smooth as you drag it across the paper. All in all, a very nice pencil that works as good as it looks. ;)

1 person found this helpful
shoujootaku0013
 
November 12, 2014
The grip's really squishy,...
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The grip's really squishy, maybe even more squishy than gummy bears. The purple color is more metallic than pastel purple. The spinning function actually works well. Personally, I don't press very hard when it comes to writing, but pencil still spins. The eraser is quite small, but I don't use the erasers on pencils because they don't erase well. Same goes with this eraser. I would use a staetdler eraser, as they work much better.

I absolutely recommend this pencil for anyone who's sick of spinning their pencil, as every time you write with this pencil, the lines are of the same thickness.
Scratch that, I would recommend this pencil to anyone.

momoicecream


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