Uni Kuru Toga Slide Pipe Mechanical Pencil 0.5mm Zoom Uni Kuru Toga Slide Pipe Mechanical Pencil 0.5mm

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 Slide Pipe adds two useful benefits:

  • The tip can be retracted, making the pencil more pocket-safe. The tip is less likely to be damaged when you're carrying it, and it's less likely to poke holes in your pocket, or even you!
  • Because the lead-supporting tube can slide easily out of the way, it pushes back a little as the lead wears, so if the lead wears down when you're in mid flow, you can keep going longer without having to click more lead out quite so urgently. You'll still need to click eventually, but this can make all the difference when you need to get notes down quickly.

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 18 degrees with each contact - twice as much as the original Kuru Toga, for quicker turning - around 20 touches will rotate the lead completely.

0.5mm pencil approximately 143mm long,10mm diameter and 10g in weight. Replaceable eraser under the push-button.

Additional Information

Product Code:UN47816
Advance Mechanism:Push-Button
Ink Type:Graphite
Refill Type:Lead
Tip Size:0.5mm
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Self-sharpening pencil with protective sleeve
  • Revolutionary - literally! Turns the lead as you write
  • Avoids the chisel-shaped tip that digs in with other mechanical pencils
  • Slide Pipe version is pocket safe
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