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Uni Kuru Toga High Grade Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Blue Body

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Uni Kuru Toga High Grade Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Blue Body - UNI M510121P.33
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Uni Kuru Toga High Grade Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Blue Body - UNI M510121P.33+Uni Pencil Eraser Refill Size C - Set of 5 - UNI SKC
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Enjoy the second generation Kuru Toga pencil with an aluminum grip and high-quality plastic body. This pencil is perfect for stationery fanatics, it will always give you a sharp point! Ideal for writing crisp and neat print, using with Sodoku puzzles and more!

It's going to take a true pencil expert to understand the common pencil’s dilemma but hang in there as we try and 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. Thus, a 0.3/0.5 mm Kuru Toga will write incredibly thin lines and have less breakage than a standard 0.3/0.5 mm mechanical pencil.

Model NumberUNI M510121P.33
Weight1.0 ounces
Body Color Blue
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Metal
Clippable Yes
Design Style Auto Lead Rotation
Diameter - Grip 9.7 mm
Diameter - Max 9.8 mm
Eraser Included Yes
Grip Color Silver
Grip Material Metal
Knurled Finger Grip No
Lead Diameter 0.5 mm
Lead Grade Indicator No
Lead Sleeve Length 2.9 mm
Lead Type Graphite
Length - Body 14.7 cm
Sleeve Type Fixed
Tip Material Metal
Tip Replaceable No


December 8, 2012
The spring inside really...
The spring inside really works its amazing this thing is the greatest pencil in the world but the grip is a little wierd fellin when you sweat on your hands mate. But over all its amazin. Hope you all buy it mates

3 people found this helpful
July 16, 2010
This is the ONLY pencil...
This is the ONLY pencil I use in my traditional sketches.....If it has any flaw, might be the tiny eraser,....but other than is my go to pencil. The .5mm beats the .3 due to the brittleness I found with the thinner lead.

I love the fact that now I don't have to click nearly as often (barely at all) anymore to adjust the lead

GREAT pencil....

2 people found this helpful
December 7, 2012
This pencil is freaking...
This pencil is freaking awesome dude

1 person found this helpful
October 11, 2010
I have this pencil and...
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I have this pencil and i think that it is amazing. I also have the other model too but this one feels more solid and looks more nice. If this one is to expensive for you the other one is just like it but a bit thicker and is plastic. The only flaw is the little ring neer the tip and it hurts when i write with it sometimes.Other than that I would recomend this to anyone.

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December 4, 2009
Great pencil. Nod has...
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Great pencil. Nod has to go to the Pentel Graphgear in head to head but I bought 2 of these and 1 for my brother-in-law. The auto rotation for me makes a difference and the grip is great also.

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