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Many artists swear by clutch pencils (also known as drafting pencils or lead holders) because of their consistent weight and size. In contrast to wood-cased pencils, which experience a change in size, weight, and balance as they are sharpened, clutch pencils offer better control and consistency.
The Art Alternatives Clutch Pencil Art Tin Set includes three strong, break-resistant 2B (5.6 mm) leads and a built-in sharpener that can be a lifesaver during outdoor drawing sessions. The set also includes a drop lead mechanism and a kneaded eraser.
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High quality unbelievable for the price!
from Yacolt WA
Comments about Art Alternatives Clutch Pencil Art Tin Set:
I hadn't used a clutch lead holder before and was somewhat cautious about purchasing 5 of these. The reviews were all positive and I am not disappointed in the least. Love the feel for my oversized hands and the balance is great. Mechanism works perfectly in all 5 sets! I use KOH-I-NOOR and Cretacolor leads for drawing in my pastel work. They are at an easy reach while working as you can see in the picture.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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The box on the left has 4 or 5 of my pencils. One for each color I use.
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been ordering from Blick for 20+/- years and won't stop
By R.D.Jacque pencil art
from Brimfield, MA.
The nice thing is that the products I use are quality and I don't really experiment much. I like and use them every day
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WOW! I could not pass this deal
from WPB, FL
This well built clutch pencil set is an unbelievable bargain . . . and it comes with a tin case and extra sticks of graphite. Thank you Blick.
Really glad I found this
from Los Angeles, CA
I was researching different clutch holder pencils and couldn't decide on which one I should get since they are a little pricey for a 1st time user. I came across a blog that mentioned this Art's Alternative set and its low price. I decided to get it. I'm glad that I did! It comes in a nice sturdy tin box, 3 extra leads ( though it would have been nice to have other hardness of leads), eraser, and sharpener. The clutch holder itself has a nice weight but not too heavy. I was actually quite surprised at the nice quality of this set for such a low price!
By NOB Constructor
from Las Vegas
I work construction projects for the State Department around the world. Three years ago a friend gave me one to use marking concrete floors. They are perfect for that as they can be erased easily and will even mark through water puddles.Every construction worker who has seen me use these pencils has wanted one. Fantastic product although I am not using it for it's intended purpose.
Handy pencil that I keep near me.
from Payson, ut
This pencil is always with me. I use it for quick light rough sketching always with me. It is heavy enough that I do not need to press hard to write. It draws light delicate lines to dark shadows and I do not have to use a lot of pencils. Very convenient
Sharpener a nice tough
By P R
from Fort Mohave, AZ
I gave it 5 stars and it is worth it. One comment I will make is that it could have been a mix of graphite leads. Maybe two 4B's and a 6B.
Get a great Clutch Pencil set@ Blick Studio
from BARTLESVILLE, OK
I love this set! Not only is this a good quality pencil, the set has what you need - extra leads, an eraser, and a sharpener. This is a fabulous product! Get yours NOW....
Excelent clutch pencil.
from Malvern, AR
I wouldn't say it's the best clutch pencil I've seen, but it is definitely one of the best. The reason it wouldn't be the best in my opinion is because I got it for sketching and drawing, and it's perfect for this, but it's hard to get finer details and small things with such a thick lead. I would say it would tie with another similar clutch pencil, as it is an amazing pencil for sketching and simple stuff, but I would need a thinner, finer pointed lead for more detail. Also, there aren't any lead replacements to be bought after the first three in the tin are used, and the only lead type is HB, so not much of a variety. It's still an amazing pencil all around, it just has small cons.
High quality product for a remarkable price.
I've looked at other places for a similar product, at Blick, it was a quarter of the cost the other places were asking, and came with more accessories.
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