Promecha 1000P .5mm Drafting Pencil
The Ohto Promecha series is a great line of precision pencils from Japan. The 1000 series features a brushed silver metal body, metal grip, adjustable lead grade indicator and an adjustable sleeve. Just twist the metal grip to conveniently extend or retract sleeve length. The retractive mechanism of the pencil sleeve enables the user to customize the length of the pencil tip by extending the sleeve up to 5mm for classing drafting uses, or can be set partially extended between 0 and 5mm for writing purposes. This mechanism protects both the pencil itself, and the container or pocket in which the pencil is kept. The grip, weight, and durability of this pencil makes it excellent for sketching and writing for extended periods of time.
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Established in Tokyo in 1929, OHTO has been making innovations to both pens and inks ever since. When they made the first Made in Japan ballpoint pen in 1949 it used a chrome ball. Years of research led them to a resin polyamide ball and many years of experiments after that the ceramic roller pen was introduced. In 1963, they developed the world’s first water based ballpoint pen, fade resistant ink came, then waterproof ink, soft ink and Cera-Gel.