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4.6 (22 reviews)
DescriptionSpecifications
It may take a true pencil expert to understand the common pencil's problem but hang in there as we try to explain. When using standard mechanical pencils, the lead wears down on one side, forming a slanted surface. Each time you write you end up using a different lead surface (pointy, flat, wide, thin, etc.) depending on how you hold the pencil. This can cause multiple annoyances: • You might start with 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. • If you happen to start writing with the tip of the angled point, it is likely to scratch or catch on the paper. • The various angles at which the lead comes into contact with the paper commonly cause lead breakage.

The Kuru Toga, on the other hand, has a core rotation mechanism that continually rotates the pencil lead as you write. A spring-loaded clutch twists the lead incrementally every time you lift the pencil from the paper. This allows a uniform wearing of the lead so that it always remains pointed. This is great for students! It not only solves the problems above, but also gives you an amazingly thin line. In effect, you use only 50% of the lead area that you were previously using with your old mechanical pencil.

This body design features a lovely metallic body with white clip, giving the pencil a soft look.

Ridges in the grip area support your fingers as you write, making writing more comfortable. The capped eraser is refillable.

Model NumberUNI M54501P.4
Weight1.0 ounces
ManufacturerUni
Body Color Orange
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Design Style Auto Lead Rotation
Diameter - Grip 10.2 mm
Diameter - Max 10.6 mm
Eraser Included Yes
Grip Color Clear
Grip Material Plastic
Knurled Finger Grip No
Lead Diameter 0.5 mm
Lead Grade Indicator No
Lead Sleeve Length 2.9 mm
Lead Type Graphite
Length - Body 14.2 cm
Sleeve Type Fixed
Tip Material Metal
Tip Replaceable No

Frequently Bought Together

Uni Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Orange Body - UNI M54501P.4
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Uni Pencil Eraser Refill Size S - Set of 5 - UNI SKS
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Customer Reviews

It's neat! It writes...
November 25, 2008
Verified Purchase
It's neat! It writes a lot finer than regular 0.5mm pencils, and the design itself is very nice and lightweight. But I think for me, my favorite part is that as you write with the pencil, the little circular kura toga logo in the clear part of the barrel rotates. You can actually see the mechanics in action! Very cool!
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transient.nature
The lead rotation mechanism...
July 1, 2011
Verified Purchase
The lead rotation mechanism works great and keeps the lead sharp. It's great for writing and doing math problems on small pieces of paper. The grip is minimal, which I like. The space for holding lead could be larger, but it's big enough for me.
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louis0419
I was already a fan of...
February 23, 2015
Verified Purchase
I was already a fan of the Kuru Toga pencils, and the color of this one made it a fun one to add to my collection. The lead rotation feature works exactly as advertised.
Pretty, sturdy, good...
February 19, 2015
Verified Purchase
Pretty, sturdy, good lead. I refilled with my favored leads, so now it is perfect.
Great for hand writing,...
February 3, 2015
Verified Purchase
Great for hand writing, not so great for drawing. The mechanical twist it offers requires a lot of gentle tapping in succession. That is to say a long line, that would be one depression, would not twist the lead, and you would have a sharp angle on the lead again. Overall I'm very pleased with my Kuru Toga's and I'll be purchasing the model with the gel grip, for handwriting of course.
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