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Yasutomo Grip 500 Mechanical Pencil

Ohto Gripper Set

The Yasutomo Grip 500 is a double-knock mechanical pencil with 0.5 mm lead. It is a rare mechanical pencils, sold in the 1980s, that is no longer in production.

This pencil is the same thing as the Ohto Gripper mechanical pencil, just with slightly different colors, grip texture, and branding.

The Grip 500 was sold in white, black, green, blue, and red body colors, with the last three being translucent plastic. The Ohto Gripper (pictured) was sold with opaque body colors.

The pencil’s tip isn’t telescopic and has no moving parts. Rather, when you knock the top button, the entire pencil mechanism extend out of the opening at the front of the pen, which is quite large.

Yasutomo Grip 500 Mechanical Pencil Information

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Manufacturer Yasutomo
Pencil ModelsOP-500
Barrel ColorWhite, Black, Green, Blue, Red
Barrel MaterialPlastic
Body Diameter (mm)
Grip Color Black
Grip Material Rubber
Knurled Grip? No
Grip Diameter (mm)
Body ShapeRound
Lead GradesHB
Capped or Retractable Retractable
Lead Advance StyleTop Button
Lead Color Graphite
Lead Size (Diameter) 0.5 mm
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Eraser Refillable?Yes
Clip MaterialMetal
Pipe ColorSilver
Pipe TypeRetractable
Lead Pipe Length3.0
Pipe Retractable?Yes
Cleaning Rod?Yes