Brass Kaweco Sketch up 5.6mm Clutch Pencil


Choosing Keeping holds the largest range of Kaweco pens in the UK - indeed we have built a long-lasting friendship with the beloved Gutberlet family who run the company with so much brains and gusto. Kaweco is often mistaken for a Japanese brand - not so! - it is 100% German. Originally established in 1899 in Heidelberg (also home of Lamy), the company was eventually renamed Kaweco as its owners namesake, Henrich Koch and Rudolph Weber - KOch, WEber and COmpany. Here pictured, an advertisement from 1911 which declares, ‘stocked in every best stationery store’ - still the case!

Made of heavy-weighted brass, this clutch pencil isn't going anywhere. Its short size and solid balance are appropriate for those looking for a strong and hardwearing writing instrument. 

In a 5.6mm lead refill size, it is particularly suited for loose drawing, especially on a large scale, and many designers will find the Sketch Up to be a worthy companion. A built-in sharpener is located under the button, for ease when you are on the go. We also recommend the use of a lead pointer with receptacle for desktop use, available here.

Body material: Brass
Refill type: Takes 5.6mm graphite or coloured lead refills, available here
Dimensions: 10.2cm long, 1.3cm diameter 
Included: presentation box, one graphite HB lead

Made in Germany

Read our interview with Kaweco CEO Michael Gutberlet on the topic of pen collecting.