New-To-Me Kuru Toga Pencils

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO5000
“Kuru Toga” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Koa was moving his pens and pencils to a new pencil bag and decided that he didn’t want his Kuru Toga pencils anymore. He prefers writing with wooden pencils over mechanical (plus the mechanical pencils poke holes in the pencil bag) so he gave me the Kuru Togas. Score!

I already have (and love) a blue 0.5 mm Kuru Toga, but new-to-me is the Uni Alpha-Gel Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil, minus the nose cover which has gone missing. The gel grip is super-comfy, though! I love it.

The Kuru Toga pencils are so cool because the lead automatically rotates a tiny bit every time you lift the pencil from the page. That way, the lead maintains a a consistent edge. It’s kind of amazing how it works, and also how they actually thought it was a worthwhile feature to develop. Innovation!

I hope you also had a good day. 😊


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