The OHTO Horizon Auto-Sharp has been cleverly designed to ensure the lead mechanism does not accidentally extend in your shirt pocket or pencil case. The lead mechanism extends out of the barrel with one push of the top button, and a second push will extend the feed of the lead. The lead is then easily retracted by pressing the button on the side of the pencil.
This mechanical pencil has a sturdy aluminium barrel with a hexagonal shape for easy grip, and uses a standard 0.5mm lead.
OHTO was established in Tokyo, Japan in 1929 and began manufacturing high quality dyes & inks. The company has a long history of ink manufacturing as the founder of OHTO, Nakata Tozaburo, worked for the ministry of finance and invented a special ink for Japanese banknotes. Mr. Nakata went on to develop the first ballpoint pen manufactured in Japan in 1949. After the success of their 'Auto-Sharp' ballpoint pen, OHTO went on to design and manufacture the world's first rollerball pen in 1964.
QUANTITY: 1 x mechanical pencil LEAD SIZE: 0.5mm LEAD COLOUR: Black REFILLING MECHANISM: 0.5mm leads LENGTH: 14.2cm MATERIALS: Aluminium body, SK material SOURCE: Designed & made in Japan