The video for the Kaweco Special 0.5 Push Pencil Black has been added to my YouTube channel in April, so it’s high time to follow with the blog post for this nice mechanical pencil.
All the useful bits of information about this pencil can be found in the video itself, where I had a look at the 0.5mm version. There is also a 0.7 mm, a 0.9 mm and a 2 mm version.
I only cover the black aluminium version, but there is also a brass version.
While the body is made from aluminium, the front section seems tobe made from plastic. It does look pretty sturdy, though.
The pencil doesn’t come with the clip. If you like the clip you have to order it separately.
Compared to other mechanical pencils I reviewed recently the Kaweco Special has a larger diameter (so is furthest right in the chart below).
Compared to a selection of other mechanical pencils the Kaweco Special has the largest body diameter
There is no ‘dedicated grip section’, it’s just the front of the body, so this pencil is again leading the pack in terms of diameter.
Compared to a selection of other mechanical pencils the Kaweco Special has the largest grip diameter
The actual mechanism in the Special is from Japan and does contain plastic parts, but seems quite sturdy and should last many decades.