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Ideal for technical drawing, writing, and sketching, the TK 9400 Clutch Drawing Pencil has a hexagonal barrel with a round, ribbed grip for a sure hold.
The TK 9400 Clutch Drawing Pencil comes with one HB lead. Powerful jaws grip the lead firmly.
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Recommended but with provisos
By Bob Katt
from Near the Carl Sandburg Home NHS, NC
Comments about Faber-Castell TK 9400 Clutch Drawing Pencil:
For: Appearance, material quality, balance and weight, durability, writing performanceAgainst: Grip, lack of built-in features, unsuitable for rotary lead pointers, drawing performanceFaber-Castell's most famous lead holder is, not surprisingly, their most available one. It seems most at home on an executive's desk, and its handsome, conservative appearance will complement such a décor. It is as a writing instrument that it is best suited. Its weight is a product of metal inner workings and a sturdy plastic outer body. While it feels substantial in the hand, it is not heavy, and it is well-balanced, making this quality-rich, durable instrument a good choice for home, school or office. Alas, some will be dismayed by its lack of versatility. The token plastic grip near the tip will not prove sufficient for detailed or technical drawing, though simple sketching should not suffer as much. There is simply not enough knurling to keep the fingers from sliding around.Other drawbacks include a lack of a pocket clip and no integrated sharpener. Indeed finding a sharpener suitable for this pencil might be the most difficult obstacle to overcome. It does not work in rotary pointers, so a mini lead pointer, piece of sandpaper, or Faber-Castell's own sharpener for TK leads will be necessary. Other matters to consider: These are sometimes sold with a particular grade of lead embossed on the holder. It is not clear to me whether those offered by Blick are sold as such, so do inquire about this before purchasing. Also, the TK leads from Faber-Castell that have hardnesses of 4B, 5B and 6B will not work in this lead holder as those are 3.15 mm, and this holder will accept 2 mm leads only (and bear in mind that standard 2 mm leads from any manufacturer will work).All told, this is a good choice for writing, or the occasional, casual sketch, but for serious drawing or artwork, better options exist.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Pittsburgh, PA
The pencil and the led are fantastic. I use these when I am at home and I use the regular Faber-Castell pencils for when I travel. The weight of these clutch are perfect. Will buy one for ever hardness of led.
Where have you been all my life??
By Michael Yakutis
from Crescent City, CA
This is my first clutch pencil and I am loving it. I don't know why I didn't try these things sooner! Very comfortable and the lead it comes with is great to start out with and lasts quite a while. I use a sandpaper pad to sharpen the tip. I've also seen some artists use these to hold their inking nibs, but I tried fitting a 102 in there and it didn't quite fit. Might work with another brand or different nib? -Professional comic book artist-
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Rally Nice Lead Holder
from Livingston Texas
Got tired of going through pencils so I switched to lead holders. I love this one, it has become my go to lay in tool
(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
This is a GREAT Product - WORKS!
from Fort Wayne, IN
Works well for all erasing needs.
Elegant and practical
By Diehard Draftsman
from Bridgewater, NJ
Light and comfortable in the hand, without the metal knurl. It's replaced my venerable Eagle Turquoise.
Quality and Value
By John the Rocket Man
from Oxnard, CA
My Clutch Drawing Pencils were everything I expected them to be. Fast delivery at a great price and value
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