Tom's Studio - Mechanical Pencil

The best mechanical pencils often combine materials to create the perfect balance in the hand, and mine is no exception.

Colour Black
Lead Size 0.5mm

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Joyful Drawing, Timeless Design 

I’ve always loved using a mechanical pencil. I remember my Dad giving me a Pentel when I was a teenager and I was instantly hooked on using it for sketching as well as drawing, the feel of graphite on paper and the forgiving nature of the erasablility and soft grey tone. Not to mention the satisfying click of the mechanism itself. 

I think this may be why it’s taken me so long to design one myself, it had to live up to my own high expectations of what makes a great mechanical pencil!

First and foremost, it had to feel amazing to use.  So I started by designing the form.  I wanted it to be sleek and unfussy, with simple details that make all the difference.  The best mechanical pencils often combine materials to create the perfect balance in the hand, and mine is no exception.  The grip area is solid brass which offers a smooth yet tactile feeling when holding the pen as well as bringing the balance towards the front which makes for precise control and feedback from the page.

The main body of the pen is aluminium which takes away any excess weight that would result from the whole pen being brass.  This also means that you can choose between 5 beautiful shades to make your pen feel truly yours.

The mechanism is as reliable as they come.  It has a solid aluminium plunger that locates into a German made Schmidt DSM with a large capacity for lead and an all important and extremely satisfying *click*


Good to know:

 

 

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      My Mechanical Pencil Design Brief:

      1. It must be made from beautiful longlasting materials

      2. It must be a joy to use, both functionally and as the pen you want to reach for

      3. It must be unfussy, simple and timeless.

      4. Parts must be recyclable and easily replaceable

      5. It must, I repeat MUST have a satisfying *CLICK!*

      Precisely made, precisely used

      The pen is made using a Swiss, sliding head lathe.  This makes parts with incredible intricacy and precision (like watch parts).  This means that your Mechanical pencil is precise to 0.02 of a millimeter. When you care about the quality of your work, it matters to have a tool that is made with the same attention to detail.

      Weight & Balance.

      I personally don't enjoy the experience of writing with a super lightweight pen, they can feel flimsy and lack substance. In contrast, when the weight is just right, the line quality and feedback you get from the paper is exceptional. To achieve this, it's incredibly important that balance is perfect, I find the sweet spot is ever so slightly more weighted towards the tip. This makes the pen feel as though it's as eager to draw or write as you are!

      Draw the Line

      Mechanical pencils are a brilliant solution to disposable pens, all you need to do is replace the leads and you can reuse your pen for decades to come.  The only point of failure might be the click, which is why my pencil uses tried and tested German made Schmidt mechanisms for a satisfying click everytime

      It's all about the *Click*

      "Is there anything more satisfying than sitting down and emersing yourself in something creative?

      I designed the Mechanical Pencil to be your creative sidekick of sorts"

      Tom Gyr - Designer

      great things come in small packages

      Your Mechanical pencil comes tucked into it's very own pen box made from FSC paper.

      Form meets Function

      I look at design as having the fewest and simplest parts while maximizing function. The mechanical pencil exemplifies this principle, crafted with minimal components. Similar to a delectable pasta dish created with the finest ingredients, when these components are skillfully combined, they create a remarkable experience.

      Built to Behold

      When you buy a Tom's Studio product, you can expect it to be made from the most durable materials that have been finished to perfection. The devil is often in the detail, like the satin like #150 grade bead blasting along the aluminium body, the very specific Pantone colour matching or the special coating that protects the brass on the grip. 

      Customer Reviews

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      D.M.
      Right from out of the box - it whispers luxury and potential

      I received the pencil today and I can say it's a thing of beauty - looks, feel and most importantly how it sits in the hand to sketch is pure joy. I live in Canada and have been putting off purchasing this for ages - now I have I regret all that wasted time :) Words cannot do it justice - if you are thinking of getting one - do it now! Looking forward to getting the pens.

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      K.G.
      …the balance

      This is simply the perfect pencil. Immediately, it reaches to touch the paper, the weight, the balance… it’s delicate and clear in its presence. A perfect drawing experience.

      I bought a second for my husband who also loves it.

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      Kate H.
      Love this pencil

      My husband asked for a mechanical pencil for Christmas and he is in love with this - he's even looking at the pens now. He loves the weight and feel of the pencil in his hand.

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      Geraldine G.
      So happy with Mechanical Pencil

      Design is so pleasing and lovely to use. Great service as well. Thank you, Geraldine

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      Nicola H.
      Mechanical pencil

      Fabulous service, great balance and comfy to hold. Comes with HB lead but plenty of variety available