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The Staedtler 925 25-20 Leadholder

The Staedtler 925 25-20 Leadholder - 2mm lead graphite pencil

The Staedtler 925 25-20 leadholder is one of the finest mechanical pencils ever created.

Every groove and knurl of the writing instrument is made with pride and metal in Japan. The heft and balance of the Staedtler 925 are nothing short of exceptional. The checkering of the grip is superb, excelling even the finest Alvin and Koh-i-noor models of past and present.

About the only component of the 925 Staedtler that hearkens to a “normal” mechanical pencil is the removable pocket clip.

Remove it. This is one pencil you won’t misplace, and the Staedtler 925 25-20 is substantive, which is to say, quite heavy… drop it and you’ll know.

A thick 2.0 millimeter graphite lead rod is pushed forward authoritatively with each tap at the Staedtler’s cap.

Yes, the Staedtler 925 is a truly mechanical lead-holder, none of that claw cuff “all or nothing” seen in other lead grasping mechanisms. Nearly every other leadholder on the market uses an extending, visible claw grip.

The Staedtler resigns its groping 3-piece claw to the inner workings, visible only when disassembled. During operational use, all the artist, author, or aficionado sees is a magical advance of fresh graphite.

Not a slip does the 925 model make – vertical or horizontal, it pushes just enough lead to continue the session in precise efficiency.

The Staedtler 925 25-20 model boasts a plunger feed action, and some might feel an eraser should hide beneath the elegantly trimmed 4-groove head cap.

There is no eraser. You don’t need one.

Make a mistake with the Staedtler 925, a leadholder with perfect balance, phenomenal high-bias knurling, and micron accurate graphite feeding; you’ll know it was all you.

With a pencil of such grace and precision, you won’t want an eraser – just an excuse to to draft, draw, doodle, or practice a sophisticated signature.

There’s nothing more to say.

If you can find the Staedtler 925 25-20, in Japan or otherwise, the common price tag of $15-20, plus shipping, is a flat-out bargain given the advantages over many another fine writing instrument.

The picture does it no justice.

Find a Staedtler 925 25-20, buy it at any price, and set a date with yourself. Select a sunny day, a quiet park, and plenty of paper.

You will be inspired.

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