Clutch Pencils

Clutch pencils, or leadholders, are one of the oldest forms of writing instruments around, dating back hundreds of years. The modern spring clutch push-button type was pioneered by Caran d'Ache in 1929 with the Fixpencil. Caran d'Ache still make a number of Fixpencil versions, which are probably our absolute favourites.

It seems suprising, but there is still a great variety of clutch pencils available, and we have a huge range of finishes, prices, and lead sizes. Most of our clutch pencils have a lead size of 2mm, but we also have 3mm, 3.15mm and 5.6mm pencils.

Clutch Pencils have a useful property over traditional wood-cased pencils - their balance doesn't alter over time as the lead is used up. This can be great advantage, especially for more rapid and expressive work. There's a great range of lead available to suit technical or art endeavours. Many clutch pencils have a little lead pointer hidden in the push-buttons, which also helps portability and convenience.

For a comprehensive overview of the history of clutch pencils go to LeadHolder.com

A complete list of clutch pencils follows. Use the filters to home in on your ideal clutch pencil. The main points to consider will be Tip Size and Item Material (wood or metal are popular) - you can select some of the most common lead sizes with these buttons:

Cretacolor Classic Black 5.6mm Leadholder
Cretacolor Classic Black 5.6mm Leadholder Sturdy and economical thick lead clutch
black
Only £4.50inc VAT £3.75 ex VAT
Caran d'Ache Fixpencil 884
Caran d'Ache Fixpencil 884 Junior line of the classic Fixpencil range with bright barrel colours
Only £13.50inc VAT £11.25 ex VAT £15.00inc VAT £12.50 ex VAT Save £1.50inc VAT £1.25 ex VAT 10% off
Copic Graphic Pen Design Pencil
Copic Graphic Pen Design Pencil Gorgeous chunky metal pencil with soft fat lead
blackbluegreengreypurplesilver
Only £21.55inc VAT £17.96 ex VAT 12% off
Copic Nobby Design Pencil
Copic Nobby Design Pencil Smart designers pencil with 3mm lead
blackblueredsilver
Only £15.76inc VAT £13.13 ex VAT 12% off
e+m Art Pencil Steel Giftset
e+m Art Pencil Steel Giftset Solid metal clutch pencil and warm Zebrano wood ruler
silver
Only £59.00inc VAT £49.17 ex VAT
e+m Workman Clutch Pencil
e+m Workman Clutch Pencil Pocket sketch pencil in beechwood
blackbrown
Only £9.50inc VAT £7.92 ex VAT
e+m Workman Long Clutch Pencil
e+m Workman Long Clutch Pencil 5.5mm sketch pencil in beechwood
blackbrown
Only £9.94inc VAT £8.28 ex VAT
e+m Grip Nature Clutch Pencil
e+m Grip Nature Clutch Pencil Unusual natural wood-grip 5.6mm clutch pencil
blackbrown
Only £21.50inc VAT £17.92 ex VAT
Koh-I-Noor Notebook Automatic Pencil 5608

25% off!

Koh-I-Noor Notebook Automatic Pencil 5608 Short and slim 2mm automatic clutch pencil
black
Only £7.79inc VAT £6.49 ex VAT
Koh-I-Noor 5.6mm Clutch Pencil 5359

25% off!

Koh-I-Noor 5340 5.6mm Clutch Pencil

25% off!

Koh-I-Noor 5340 5.6mm Clutch Pencil Heavy metal octagonal barrel clutch
bluegoldgreenredsilver
Only £9.94inc VAT £8.28 ex VAT
Parafernalia Linea 2mm Pencil Gift Set
Parafernalia Linea 2mm Pencil Gift Set Uber-cool Italian designer clutch pencil, smartly presented
blackgreysilver
Only £44.99inc VAT £37.49 ex VAT
Parafernalia Linea 2mm Pencil
Parafernalia Linea 2mm Pencil A full range of colours of the unusual Linea
blackbluebronzegreengreyorangepurpleredsilverturquoise
Only £25.69inc VAT £21.41 ex VAT 14% off
Mitsubishi Uni 2mm Clutch Pencil MH-500
Mitsubishi Uni 2mm Clutch Pencil MH-500 Superb quality 2mm clutch pencil from Japa
red
Only £8.10inc VAT £6.75 ex VAT
Worther Compact Metal 5.6mm Pencil
Worther Compact Metal 5.6mm Pencil Superb quality chunky sketching pencil
blackgreysilver
Only £35.11inc VAT £29.26 ex VAT 14% off
Worther Shorty Pencil
Worther Shorty Pencil Fantastic sketching and marking tool
blackbluegreengreypurpleredwhiteyellow
Only £7.25inc VAT £6.04 ex VAT £8.50inc VAT £7.08 ex VAT Save £1.25inc VAT £1.04 ex VAT 14% off
OHTO Comforcil-2.0 2mm Pencil Discontinued
rotring 600 2mm Clutch Pencil
rotring 600 2mm Clutch Pencil Superb 2mm version of the classic drafting pencil
blacksilver
Only £35.00inc VAT £29.17 ex VAT 22% off
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