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June 17, 2024

Uni Kuru Toga Advance Mechanical Pencil


From websites:

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.


The Advance version of the Kuru Toga features the Slide Pipe® mechanism, and wraps the whole thing up in a smart metal shell.

It's the same pencil we know and love, but it's dressed up a bit.

Holes in the grip section add a little texture for a better grip, but also give you a slight peek at the mechanism inside.

The metal barrel and clip make for a pencil that should stand up to long term use.


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 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.

The 0.5mm lead mechanical pencil is approximately 140mm long, 10mm in diameter, and weighs 14g in weight.

An eraser is located under the push-button.


Black, White, Blue, or Red: $8.00-$8.82.

Flautist's toughest decision today will be which color to choose.

I got a Black one.

June 17, 2024 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


I've used mechanical pencils for over 50 years, and it took me a long time to find one that I liked. I like the way it fits into my hand and have never had an issue with the tip chiseling. How it feels in my hand and comfortable writing/use is far more important than a spinning lead.

Posted by: Penny Tanz | Jun 17, 2024 6:41:10 PM

Feb 2, 2016... I bought my first and last Kuru Toga. I did not care for it. I'm PRETTY SURE that you were the reason behind this purchase 🤣

Maybe it's just that I hate mechanical pencils... Japanese pens are where they are... I have an assortment of Tombow AirPress pens.

Posted by: Clif Marsiglio | Jun 17, 2024 8:57:48 AM

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