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 ($8.57).
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|
|Body Diameter (mm)||9.6 mm|
|Grip Color||Yellow, Green, Black, Light Blue, Silver, Brown|
|Grip Material||Metal, Rubber|
|Grip Diameter (mm)||9.5 mm|
|Capped or Retractable||No|
|Lead Advance Style||Top Button|
|Lead Size (Diameter)||0.4 mm, 0.9 mm, 0.7 mm, 0.3 mm, 0.5 mm|
|Body Length||14.9 cm|
|Lead Pipe Length||4.0 mm|