Mechanical pencils have a mechanism which moves the graphite forward, usually by pressing the button at the top of the pencil.
Mechanical pencils shorten the time of writing, drawing and sketching because they don't need to be sharpened. The mark left by the pencil always has the same thickness, whereas when drawing with a wood encased pencil the mark will get wider as the process of writing or drawing goes on. Mechanical pencils ensure the line stays the same width throughout.
A set of classical mechanical clutch pencils Koh-I-Noor Versatil 5217 in a metal box with a retro design.
The metal clutch pencils have a hexagonal case and the set includes 6 pencils in 6 different colours and a rubber eraser. The pencils are loaded with leads depending on the colour of the casing: yellow, red, blue, green, brown and black.
Suitable for both writing and drawing they can be loaded with 2.0 mm wide leads. Under the screw-on push-button for the lead, there is a sharpener for the lead tip of the pencil.
length: 143 mm