The Uni Kuru Toga pencil is truly - and literally - revolutionary.
When using a normal mechanical pencil at a typical writing angle, the lead point quickly becomes chisel-shaped. This leads to broader, less precise lines; and crumbling of the resulting sharp edge. The unique gear mechanism of the Kuru Toga rotates the lead every time it is touched to the paper, resulting in a clean cone-shaped tip which is sharp and resistant to breaking. Simple, yet brilliant. We've been using early samples from Japan on a daily basis since the end of 2008 and they really do work.
The Kuru Toga M5-450T is slight update on the original M5-450, now with a translucent upper barrel. Its a 0.5mm pencil with a fixed lead sleeve. 143mm long, approx 10mm diameter and 10g in weight. The polycarbonate barrel has a gently ridged grip section through which you can clearly see the 3-gear rotation mechanism in operation. The logo on the centre gear rotates visibly each time the tip is pressed to the writing surface. The lead rotates approximately 9 degrees with each contact - around 40 touches will rotate the lead completely.
There's a replaceable eraser under the push-button. Supplied fitted with 3 HB Uni Nano Dia leads - which are another innovation - being stronger than any previous lead due to some clever nano-technology.
Free pack of Uni Nano Dia HB lead with every pencil!
Orders placed before 3pm Monday to Friday will normally be sent out the same day.
FREE First Class Royal Mail delivery for orders over £10, and just £1.50 for smaller orders. Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed Next Day available for £6.95 extra, or FREE with any order over £100. No delivery surcharges for Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands or anywhere else!
£7.50 per order for Registered Priority Airmail, typically 5-8 days. Express air courier available at extra cost. Orders over 2Kg in weight may be subject to additional cost.
£10 per order for Registered Priority Airmail, typically 5-8 days. Free delivery to USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand if your order is above £100. Express air courier available at extra cost. Orders over 2Kg in weight may be subject to additional cost.
For all orders outside the UK, heavy orders may cost more to send, but the shipping cost will be displayed in the checkout before you commit.
For more, see our Delivery Information page.
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