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The Technico Lead Holder is designed for drawing, sketching, and writing. It features a metal clip, a push-button, and a textured grip. Made in Germany.
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Great for drawing
from Bend, Oregon
Comments about Staedtler Mars Technico Lead Holder:
My watercolor teacher had this on the supply list and I love it. I would recommend buying the lead sharpener as well. Can't beat the prices at Blick!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Lead Holders for Work
I own a stone carving company and these items are crucial to our Work.our local supplier had stopped carrying this product and it was panic stations here!Until Blick came to the rescue.
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from Mt View CA
I am new to drawing so my review my opinion may not be of much value to professionals and experienced artists. I took my first class a month ago. I used Faber-Castell TK9400, lost it and decided to try Staedtler Mars holder. It is much lighter in weight and for that reason I prefer it. The blue part of this pen is made of plastic. If it withholds long use I will be very pleased with this pen. I would recommend it if you like a weight closer to a regular wood pen.
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Good Lead Holder
This lead holder is well worth it's price. It is well made and has a good weight. I use it mostly to sketch and it's great.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By Anon E. Mouss
from Fort Mill, SC
I had been drawing with graphite pencils for a long time but never had tried using a lead holder. Many people said that it gave you more control and was far superior, so I gave it a tried the Staedtler technico.I found it had many pro and cons.Pros:SturdyExtra ControlReusable Good qualityCons:Pain to refillMust buy another lead holder to have another grade of graphite unless one wants to change lead every 5 minutes Sharpening lead with pointer on the end will drop the graphite dust everywhere and still drop some after you empty it
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from Fullerton, CA
I have been using the same lead holder for about 4 years and still functioning just as new! I had to buy 3 lead holders for 2H, HB, and 4B hardness leads, because switching out the leads everything I need to change the hardness was a hassle. So it will be a bit pricy. other than that, this product is perfect!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Chicago, IL
So excited that I got the best finally. Awesome packaging has a color indicator in it to swap out for the shiny one that comes on the pencil holders already. No guessing which lead is in each pen. So don't throw out the packaging. Also, I find it will save me from myself because it's such sturdy packaging. Can't wait to go to town on these. Also, it doesn't take long at all to wear down the sides of the lead for shading but that doesn't mean the leads are wimpy.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent Quality - Fantastic Feel
from Washington DC
Perfect for sketching before painting.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By Retired Airline Captain, Der Hauptman
from Palos Verdes Estates, CA
German design and built for the perfect pencil. Gnarling at the grip end is so beautiful it make a grown man cry.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I have bought this again and again
Mike the longwinded reviewer, I really enjoyed reading your review, it made me dig up the Technico I had buried unused in a drawer and discover how brilliant it is! I couldn´t agree with you more. Technico is a above all a highly functional lead holder, a tool that doesn´t give you problems but solves them. With Fixpencil and many other good quality holders you have the sharpening issue: you can´t stick them in a rotary sharpener because their surface will wear out and they really don´t rotate so well due to their shape/size. The robust but not too rough grip of Technico will take anything. And the Mars rotary sharpener is a dream, also very functional - portable, smallish, gives an almost needle sharp point. It doesn´t make a mess in your pencil case if you empty it first ;)Because I do both loose/linear sketches and detailed/continuous tone graphite drawings, I sharpen one end of the lovely Mars lead into a needle point and the other into a wedge with sandpaper. It´s easy to turn the lead around, you don´t have to have separate holders for each type of point. The different colored push buttons that come with Mars lead are the icing on the cake, you can easily see which holder holds which hardness. I use H, HB and 4B and I love the combination of orange, black and fuchsia. Technico is a tool you are not afraid to use, it´s not too fancy, the surface and structure seem like they could last forever, and there is no annoying rattling sound when you handle Technico, it´s very solid. I´m super picky about my pencils and really some days I don´t like the Staedtler blue that much (wish they made EDITIONS, like the Black Edition, the Pastel Edition :), and sometimes I feel that Technico is a tiny bit too heavy (it obviously weighs more than a wooden pencil), but the only real reason for giving only four stars is that Mars lead is packed in an overly secure hard plastic environmental catastrophy when a simple cardboard tube would suffice and be more convenient.
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