$16.50
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4.6 (17 reviews)
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Enjoy the second generation Kuru Toga pencil with an aluminum grip and a high-quality plastic body. This pencil is perfect for stationery fanatics, it will always give you a sharp point!

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.

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

Model NumberUNI M510121P.1
Weight1.0 ounces
ManufacturerUni
Body Color White
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 Grip No
Lead Grade Indicator No
Lead Size - Diameter 0.5 mm
Lead Sleeve Length 2.9 mm
Lead Type Graphite
Length - Body 14.7 cm
Sleeve Type Fixed
Tip Material Metal
Tip Replaceable No

Frequently Bought Together

Uni Kuru Toga High Grade Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - White Body - UNI M510121P.1
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Uni Kuru Toga Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - HB - Black Case - UNI U05203HB.24
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Uni Pencil Eraser Refill Size C - Set of 5 - UNI SKC
Total Price: $21.45
This item: Uni Kuru Toga High Grade Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - White Body - $16.50

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My favorite pencil. I'm...
April 4, 2011
My favorite pencil. I'm amazed it works as well as it does.

Note: To do its trick it needs either harder lead, a light touch, or for the pencil to be picked up. But only one of these. Example: If drawing a two foot line with soft lead, the lead might flatten out, or even with harder lead if the pencil is pushed down with much pressure.

If you don't have one, get one. Heck, if you're at Jetpens you have a collection anyhow probably.
5 people found this helpful
warkdrockwav
I am very picky about...
March 9, 2011
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I am very picky about pencils, after reading reviews on this pencil on JetPens and PenAddict, I decided to try one out. I am very pleased with the pencil. I do not find my writing experience to be "mushy" at all. As far as the hole on the grip goes, I am working on training myself to write with the hole facing up and not turn the pencil as I am prone to do. I cannot wait to use it more, I am thrilled about how consistent my handwriting looks so far.
1 person found this helpful
lksandrock
This is a brilliant mechanical...
August 24, 2009
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This is a brilliant mechanical pencil. It resolves the sole problem afflicting both mechanical and wooden pencils, that is, the need to rotate them in your grip as you're writing. Not that such an act is so terribly difficult for most people with better than average motor skills—however, because the Kuru Toga obviates the need to rotate the pencil, one can simply ... write, as with a ballpoint. It's so clever and simple, one wonders why another manufacturer hadn't thought of it previously.

If you use a pencil a lot through the day, I cannot recommend the Uni-Ball Kuru Toga highly enough. Bitch about the eraser if you must, but there are plenty of erasers for sale here anyway. Besides, what wooden or mechanical pencil has ever had an eraser the equal of a separate one, such as a Tombow or the Mitsu Boxy?
1 person found this helpful
ch1_everitt
You get what you pay...
July 27, 2009
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You get what you pay for, and this saying doesn't disappoint when dealing with this pen. The aluminum grip is very sleek, and the contrast of the black eraser to the white body has some visual appeal to me. The pen feels very solid. My only complaint, although it is small, is that you can see the Kura Toga mechanism like in her cheaper counterparts. Very gut!
1 person found this helpful
williamscaleba
The rotating mechanism...
April 22, 2015
Verified Purchase
The rotating mechanism works, and is clearly visible in your writing. I am getting the roulette next, as the high grade doesn't provide the best grip.
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