A Mechanical Pencil Lover in Japan

Life is like advancing the lead.

I dropped Uni Nanodia Colormix and a lead was broken

2017/08/27   -Mechanical Pencil Lead

This is 0.5mm multi colored leads from Uni(Mitsubishi Pencil). I blame for my carelessness. I dropped this from 1 meter height. I feel sad. I planned to compare regular color pencils with this color lead, but I lost motivation to do it. Once I often bought drafting mechanical pencils, I took bubble wraps to protect MPs. Accidents due to carelessness… Which color is only 2? 7 colors, 20 leads should mean 3 leads for each color, except a color. Which color is less than others? You might think it’s obvious as it looks. Actually no, color difference is little to …

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I’m surprised by super low-priced mechanical pencils at amazon.com

In Japan, the most popular MP is Kurutoga(Uni/Mitsubishi) IMO. At amazon.co.jp, Pentel Smash is the #1 mechanical pencil. I guess Pentel Smash is rarely sold at common local stores, so people buy it at amazon, so Smash is the champion at amazon.co.jp. (Kurutoga, Opt, or common 100JPY MPs are sold everywhere). I wonder which MP is popular outside of Japan? BIC super low-priced MPs  is #1 I clicked amazon.com. I headed to the Mechanical Pencil ranking page. ↓ranking page(https://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/office-products/1069816/) ↓#1 mechanical pencil (https://www.amazon.com/BIC-Xtra-Sparkle-Mechanical-Pencil-24-Count/dp/B0007L1VLO/)  * These images are from amazon.com. Then I surprised #1 pencil is ultra low priced. #1 is not the …

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Pros and cons of Pentel smash

2017/08/19   -Mechanical Pencil

Pentel smash grey-blue is sold at Amazon.co.jp now. It’s one of “limited color” version of Pentel smash. Many people loves “Pentel smash”. I don’t have grey-blue version, but I have the black one.(normal color)   Why “smash” is so great? +Pros +NO slip grip The “smash” features a “f3 grip”, conbined rows of raised silicone dots with a short brass barrel. It has a double advantage:a slip-resist rubber grip and a rigid metal grip. +NO rattling cap. Smash head is coverd by a small accordion rubber bellow. It saves us from rattling and trembling cap. +The small clip doesn’t bother …

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Hello mechanical pencil world!

2017/08/19   -Uncategorized

Hi, I’m Masati. I run mechanical pencil blog in Japanese. http://sharpen-memo.suzuna.org/ Here I’m going to talk about great pencils, funny pencils, gimmicky pencils and … every mechanical pencils I know.