Those of you who know us well know of our longstanding love for the iconic rOtring 800 Mechanical Pencil. But heck, it isn’t the only great mechanical pencil to have on your desktop.

For those who are particular about sharp lead points — AT ALL TIMES — the brilliant engineering behind writing tool manufacturer Uni’s Kuru Toga mechanical pencil just might be the best thing for you since, well, sliced bread.

Ideal for sketching, writing, engineering linework, or just about anything else that requires a nice bit of lead to the paper, the Kuru Toga features a mechanism that rotates the lead ever-so-slightly each time it’s lifted from the page—meaning, you’re always presented with a sharp edge for each new stroke. Similar to other professional-quality mechanical pencils, the Kuru Toga comes in a weighty metal body and makes use of a universal knurled grip to accommodate a variety of sketching styles. Best of all, however, the dang thing is less than ten bucks.

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Uni Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil — $8.31


  • Kuru Toga lead rotating technology
  • 0.5mm lead
  • Gun metallic body
  • Made in Japan


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