The OHTO Horizon Auto-Sharp mechanical pencil in black has been cleverly designed to ensure the lead mechanism does not accidentally extend in your shirt pocket or pencil case.
The lead mechanism extends out of the barrel with one push of the top button, and a second push will extend the feed of the lead. The lead is then easily retracted by pressing the button on the side of the pencil.
This mechanical pencil has a sturdy aluminium barrel with a hexagonal shape for easy grip, and uses a standard 0.5mm lead.
OHTO was established in Tokyo, Japan in 1929 and began manufacturing high quality dyes & inks. The company has a long history of ink manufacturing as the founder of OHTO, Nakata Tozaburo, worked for the ministry of finance and invented a special ink for Japanese banknotes. Mr. Nakata went on to develop the first ballpoint pen manufactured in Japan in 1949. After the success of their 'Auto-Sharp' ballpoint pen, OHTO went on to design and manufacture the world's first rollerball pen in 1964.
The OHTO range now includes the original ballpoint and rollerball pens, as well as a range of writing instruments that suit your every need, from mechanical pencils to graphic liner pens, plus ceramic rollerballs, fountain pens and multi-function pens. OHTO continue to expand on their almost 100-year history of ink & writing instrument production by designing and developing new innovative products.