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

$14.00
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5.0 (9 reviews)
DescriptionSpecifications
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.

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.

Model NumberUNI M5858GG1P.34
Weight1.1 ounces
ManufacturerUni
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 Grip No
Lead Grade Indicator No
Lead Size - Diameter 0.5 mm
Lead Sleeve Length 2.8 mm
Lead Type Graphite
Length - Body 14.0 cm
Sleeve Type Fixed
Tip Material Metal
Tip Replaceable No

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I AM IN LOVE. I am...
September 9, 2011
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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.
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aznbabeforu
I am so happy with this...
February 2, 2011
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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!
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erica.slusser
I don't usually like...
September 2, 2010
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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
I do like using this...
June 27, 2012
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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. ;)
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I would give this 100...
June 13, 2015
I would give this 100 out of 10. This is honestly, my favorite pencil (the whole kuru toga automatic rotation pencil line is actually the best).

Pros:
Grip - amazing, soft and comfortable (does get a little discolored over time but its fine and rubber grips will inevitably get a little dull over time) also it did not lose form like my alpha gel pencil (without the kuru toga function)
Lead - delivers uniform thickness, makes your handwriting look sooo much better
Weight - just right, not too heavy
Pencil Thickness - I usually work with thinner pencils, but the grip made the thickness fine to work with

Cons:
price - a little more expensive than other pencils I work with


I have honestly stopped looking for other pencils because I love the kuru toga function so much. Although it is a little bit pricy, I definitely recommend getting this pencil.
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