Mechanical Pencils & Clutch Pencils

Mechanical pencils come in two main types. The 'clutch' pencil has a gripping mechanism which is released by pushing the end button. This allows the lead to slide freely out of the pencil. Releasing the button grips the lead in its new position.

Clutch pencils tend to be used by artists, designers and engineers for drawing, rather than writing.

Propelling pencils allow the lead to be extend a small amount each time the mechanism is operated. The lead is never free to slide out, as with the clutch pencil. Some propelling pencils have a twist mechanism and others a push mechanism. Propelling pencils often have a guide tube to support the fine lead and reduce breakage and on some models this tube can be retracted when not in use to protect it from damage. Propelling pencils are mainly available with 0.5mm and 0.7mm leads, the 0.7 being a little more robust and less likely to break.

Our large range of mechanical pencils can be found here.

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Lamy Logo Pencil - Steel/Red - 1

Engraving available

Stainless steel Lamy Logo pencil - 3

Engraving available

Lamy econ pencil - 3

Engraving available

Aluminium Lamy Tipo AL pencil - 3

Engraving available

Lamy st Mechanical Pencil 0.5mm Stainless Steel - 3

Engraving available

Lamy Scribble Mechanical Pencil Black 0.7mm - 2

Engraving available

Lamy CP1 Mechanical Pencil Black 0.7mm - 3

Engraving available

Sheaffer 300 mechanical pencil black - 1

Engraving available

Sheaffer Prelude mechanical pencil - matt black with gold trim - 1

Engraving available

Lamy 2000 Mechanical Pencil 0.7mm - 5

Engraving available

Lamy Accent Mechanical Pencil Palladium/Indian Rubber 0.7mm - 3

Engraving available

Caran d'Ache Ecridor Retro Mechanical Pencil-1

Engraving available

Caran d'Ache Madison Cisele Mechanical Pencil Silver - 3

Engraving available

Porsche P3110 Tec Flex Mechanical Pencil Steel - 6

Engraving available

Graf von Faber-Castell Anello Ivory Mechanicla Pencil-1

Engraving available

Caran d'Ache Varius Ivanhoe Mechanical Pencil-1

Engraving available

Caran d'ache Varius Chinablack Mechanical Pencil Gold - 1

Engraving available