Chrome "Mirror" 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!
Finished in polished chromed steel for a beautiful mirrored effect, this clutch pencil is nicely weighted; both the 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: Chromed steel
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