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Pentel Graph Gear 1000 Drafting Pencil

Pentel Graphgear 500 and Graph Gear 1000

The Graph Gear 1000 is a premium, double-knock drafting pencil. It’s known for its dual-material grip and excellent construction. It briefly had a ballpoint counterpart, but the Graph Gear 1000 pen is no longer sold.

The Graph Gear is almost all metal with the exception of the rubber dot which come out of holes in the knurled grip. This distinctive dual-texture grip is both comfortable and distinctive. The grip isn’t entirely unique though — it’s also used on the more affordable Graph Gear 800 ($8.42).

Pentel Graph Gear 1000 Drafting Pencil Information

Street Price Check Price
Pencil Models 0.3 mm, 0.4 mm, 0.7 mm, 0.9 mm
Barrel Color Silver
Barrel Material Metal
Body Diameter 9.6 mm
Grip Color Yellow, Green, Black, Light Blue, Silver, Brown
Grip Material Metal, Rubber
Knurled Grip? Yes
Grip Diameter 9.5 mm
Body Shape
Lead Grades
Capped or Retractable No
Lead Advance Style $Top Button
Still Sold
Lead Color
Lead Size (Diameter) 0.4 mm, 0.9 mm, 0.7 mm, 0.3 mm, 0.5 mm
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Eraser Refillable?Yes
Clip MaterialMetal
Length Capped
Length Retracted (cm)
Length Uncapped (cm)
Length (cm))
Body Length (mm)14.9 cm
Weight20 grams
Pipe Color
Pipe Retractable?Yes
Pipe TypeFixed
Lead Pipe Length4.0 mm
Tip MaterialMetal
Tip Replaceable?
Cleaning Rod?Yes
Pipe TypeFixed