March 18, 2013 - Posted by David to Mechanical Pencils
Mechanical pencils. These fixtures in our writing arsenal have become so familiar that they seem almost commonplace to the average person. But to those who adore these technical treasures, they are anything but ordinary. I’m speaking to the ones who can’t stop tinkering, can’t stop tearing apart, and can't stop (attempting) to put back together whatever is in their hands. These are the masses of gear heads to whom just the simple whisper of “mechanical” and “pencil” will cause a frenzy of excitement. Now I have two new words to introduce you: Kuru Toga.
September 6, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Mechanical Pencils
We decided to give all you JetPens viewers a little sneak preview of one of the new items that will be launched later this week.
The Tombow OLNO mechanical pencil features a unique design mechanism that actually lets you extend the lead by bending the body! "Olno" is a play on the Japanese word "oru", or to fold/bend, and we think that this new pencil from Tombow is perfectly named.
The pencil body can be bent in any direction, and the purpose of this feature is to allow the user to extend lead without having to adjust their hand grip much, if at all.
My own normal writing position pictured below:
I only have to reposition my thumb for support to bend the pencil body while still in hand:
The button at the top of the pencil is a standard clicker which can also extend lead. Underneath the button is a small eraser, which is designed to be a tiny hand held eraser. (Good for detail erasing perhaps?)
Available in eight different body colors, the Tombow Olno mechanical pencils will be live on the website by the end of the week. Stay tuned to our JetPens New Arrivals section!