Sketch Up, Brass
Made of solid brass,this Kaweco clutch pencil features a top knock button with an embedded metal Kaweco logo. Pressing the button opens the metal clutch mechanism, allowing the lead to be extended, retracted, or replaced. Perfect for sketching and drawing, especially with soft leads, this holder accepts leads sized 5.4 to 5.7 mm. A lead pointer is conveniently integrated into the removable push button at the top.
approx. 4" long
Kaweco was established in 1883 outside Heidelberg Germany, although it was not yet called Kaweco and the design that is the most recognizable, Kaweco Sport, was not designed until 1911. A fountain pen that was not a heavy, expensive desk piece but rather lightweight and convenient was an innovation. Ballpoint pens, what we would think of as an analogy to this experience, were invented in 1888 but a reasonably functional design was not produced until 1938 and popularization came mostly after World War II, by then the Kaweco Sport was a classic as well as many other designs produced by Kaweco.