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January 5th, 2008 #1
Need help recognizing Riven Phoenix's mechanical pencil brand
Hey Riven Phoenix is using this mechanical pencil which works like a wooden pencil except it has a metal/mechanical body. Can someone point me out which brand it is or any brand that does these types of pencils?
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It's called a lead holder or a clutch pencil.
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January 5th, 2008 #3
Elwell, much appreciated! Thank you.
January 10th, 2008 #4
I have always wanted to try a lead holder. More specifically for usage of those colored lead sticks I've heard of. Have not seen any of late, though.
January 10th, 2008 #5I have always wanted to try a lead holder. More specifically for usage of those colored lead sticks I've heard of. Have not seen any of late, though.
This is the set of 6 colored clutch pencils that I bought -- they're beautiful:
KOH-I-NOOR 2MM COLOR CLUTCH PENCILS SET
The color lead refills are here:
KOH-I-NOOR SPARE 2MM COLOR LEADS
He also sells these which are dirt cheap:
KOH-I-NOOR 3.2MM MECHANICAL PENCILS
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Riven Phoenix is using a "STAEDTLER® Mars® technico 780 C".
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July 18th, 2008 #7
July 20th, 2008 #8
I've found myself wondering this while I stared at these clutch pencils in the art store: If the tip of these pencils is basically the same as a traditional tip..why spend the money buying the pencil, the special sharpener, and then all the lead refills, when the actual pencils themselves aren't all that expensive?
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July 21st, 2008 #9
clutch pens= less trees need to die to make the wooden casings of regular pencils
since the body would be made of metal ( or something that looks like it) the only thing you use up would be the lead itself.
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The advantage of lead holders is that they offer the artist more versatility in shaping the lead. In a conventional wood pencil, you would have to carve through wood to shape it in certain ways. Without, you can use an X-ACTO knife, a sand block, or whatever to get the exact point desired.
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December 25th, 2008 #11
A small thing I want to ask... are lead holders commonly found in art stores? or should I look for them in a specialized place? I'm really looking forward to trying these
December 25th, 2008 #12
You should find them in any art supply store that carries any professional drawing supplies (vellum, bond pads, ellipse templates, etc.). A store that only caters to weekend painters or craft-hobbyists may not carry these.
Larger office supply stores like Staples also carry these in their drafting supply section (by the T-squares, set squares, and similar gear).
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