Paper World

Clutch Pencil Set

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Artist's lead holder with a built in sharpener

I use this pencil in the shop, where it marks wood and other things. It is like a mechanical pencil on steroids. The lead is about 3 inches long and 5.6mm in diameter. It’s furnished with a sharpened lead with a conical tip. There’s no pocket clip, but it goes well in my pants pocket. The lead (soft graphite) is rugged and only chips if dropped. There’s a sharpener built into the silver pushbutton cap. The sharpener will return the tip of the lead to a perfect conical point. The tool comes in a flat tin box with three replacement leads and a kneaded rubber eraser.

-- Tom O'Brien 05/26/16