0.5mm rOtring 800 Retractable

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As much as I’d like to mix metaphors and puns with phrases like “get the lead out” and “full metal jacket,” this pencil speaks for itself: a thoroughly over-built mechanical writing implement that will likely outlast whatever life-ending apocalypse finally destroys humankind. Our robot overlords will be drawing razor-sharp graphite lines and jotting notes well into the next epoch. Meantime, allow yourself a little new year splurge and enjoy showing off your new old-school tool.

The knurled grip, “brass mechanism for precision lead advancement” and “fixed lead guidance sleeve” are enough to warrant this pencil’s premium, but it’s the two-year limited warranty that really speaks to its quality. When’s the last time you sent in your pencil for service? Besides, we covered this guy’s legit little brother in our roundup of Best Mechanical Pencils a few years back.

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