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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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By NOB Constructor
from Las Vegas
Comments about Art Alternatives Clutch Pencil Art Tin Set:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
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.
Best kept secret
from Somewhere in the Lands of Mary
At this price point the durability and quality of this product cannot be matched. Furthermore the leads provided are strong stable and wonderful to use and the eraser is quite handy for my set as well. I have long been keeping these quiet and not commenting on them because I simply want to buy them all for myself. Get them before I own them all, because at this price you simply can't find a better deal on a such a great product.I will be purchasing one nearly every time I order through Blick until they run out.
I would buy this product again
from Hidalgo, Tx
I use this product for my architecture classes, for when I have to draw a design.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Fun drawing tool
from Springfield, TN
I was looking for a nice mechanical pencil for drawing and came across this set. First things first, when you get it just throw away the eraser it is saturated in oil and absolutely useless except to rub on noisy hinges. I'm ok with that since I didn't buy it for the eraser. The pencil on the other hand is awesome. It has a great weight to it that constantly reminds you its in your hand plus it has a built in sharpener! Just don't drop it on your work, especially with a 6B cause it's gonna leave a nasty mark. What was really a surprise to me was how much control I had over the pencil. Again it's heavy so you're really concious about how it touches the paper which I felt gave me better control. It may not be an all use pencil, I still use my cretacolor monoliths for fine detail, but it's a fun and useful tool for nearly everything else.
I plan to buy 5 more of these
from Brooklyn NY
Wonderfully versatile, substantial feel in the hand. Also can be used with http://www.dickblick.com/products/cretacolor-leads/ - which is a great help to me personally!
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