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post #301 of 460
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Originally Posted by kb1gra View Post
Oh, also forgot the Kuro Tuga (i think that's what it is?) the premium edition is very nice for $15.
Not showing up on a google search?
post #302 of 460
Sorry, Kuru Toga, it's made by Uniball. The lettering has rubbed off on mine so I was going from memory.
post #303 of 460
I've got a Kuru Toga High Grade, and it's a fantastic pen. The lead rotates a tiny bit each time you lift it off the paper, so that the point stays sharp and not chisel-tipped. Of course this does not work if you write in cursive, but for printed characters, it is very good. I thought it would be a gimmick, but it works very well.

A very good pen for about $15.
post #304 of 460

High-quality leads for your favorite mechanical pencil

Once you've got a nice mechanical pencil that you like, you'll want some great lead to go in it. The best I've used is Pentel Ain Hi-Polymer. I use Pentel Ain in HB 0.5 and it does not smudge yet erases easily. This is a great upgrade for your pencil.

Want a good eraser? Get a good plastic eraser such as the Staedtler Mars Plastic or the Pentel Ain Plastic. Not convenient to carry around all the time, but keep one at your desk.
post #305 of 460
I like the Pilot foam erasers....
post #306 of 460
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Originally Posted by gspence2000 View Post
I've got a Kuru Toga High Grade, and it's a fantastic pen. The lead rotates a tiny bit each time you lift it off the paper, so that the point stays sharp and not chisel-tipped. Of course this does not work if you write in cursive, but for printed characters, it is very good. I thought it would be a gimmick, but it works very well.

A very good pen for about $15.
I write practically everything in cursive....will the Kuru Toga still be a good buy? Or should I get something else?
post #307 of 460
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Originally Posted by DeusEx View Post
I write practically everything in cursive....will the Kuru Toga still be a good buy? Or should I get something else?
With cursive script, the rotating function does not work--it's just like any other pencil.
post #308 of 460
What should I get then?
post #309 of 460
i love my staedtler 9705, been using same model for ages, i have horrible memory and keep losing one every few years =[
post #310 of 460
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Originally Posted by DeusEx View Post
I write practically everything in cursive....will the Kuru Toga still be a good buy? Or should I get something else?
I would say that when you lift off your pencil after a word, that the lead will rotate. Even minutely, I believe it will still be a useful pencil.

Edit: An update, just bought the Kuru Toga . The Kuru Toga rotates when the pencil lead hits and leaves the paper. Basically if you put your pencil perpendicular and make a dot repeatedly on the same spot you can see the mechanism/indicator rotate. I tried some cursive and while the mechanism still works, it doesn't move as much, as expected. But yes, as I said I say it's still worth it even if you're writing in cursive.

I really like this pencil! Though I feel that the high-grade version isn't too special, I probably prefer the cheaper one since plastic probably makes a better grip than the slippery aluminum.

Is 2B lead generally more fragile than HB lead?
post #311 of 460
What's the difference btw high grade and regular Kuru Toga?

Where can I purchase the Toga?
post #312 of 460
I got mines from Jetpens.com
post #313 of 460
Just ordered the Kuru Toga original from Amazon
Amazon.com: uni-ball KuruToga Twist and Turn 0.5mm Mechanical Pencil Starter Set (1751934): Office Products

Picture is purple, but color states black/silver....?
post #314 of 460
I prefer undervalued and relatively unknown Sanford pencils..
The Paper Mate titanium and apex were the nicest i've ever had..
post #315 of 460
just got these for christmas a lamy scribble 3.15 from jetpens and a rotring 800 0.5 from bundoki in japan

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