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Zebra DelGuard Mechanical Pencil

Zebra DelGuard Pencil

The Zebra Delguard is a highly respected mechanical pencil family and a direct competitor to the Uni Kuru Toga series. This pencil, named the Zebra Delguard (sometimes spelled “DelGuard”), is the base model of the series. The pencil is known for its smooth action, good looks, and “unbreakable” lead technology.

The Delguard uses an internal double-spring mechanism so that your lead is as close as possible to being unbreakable. This mechanism means that when you push down on the lead, the down-pressure can cause the lead to be pushed back into the pencil by a fraction of a millimeter. This allows for use of thinner leads as well as less thinking about breaks when using a standard 0.5 mm.

The DelGuard system prevents breakage, but can give the pencil a springy or mushy feel to it. This mushiness does turn off some buyers, but it’s a huge advantage to others. The DelGuard technology is the same across the entire line of pencils, from this standard model all the way up to the DelGuard Lx.

Zebra DelGuard Mechanical Pencil Information

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Manufacturer Zebra
Pencil Models0.35 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm
Barrel ColorLight Green, Dark Blue, Pink, White, Blue, Purple, Turquoise, Black, Light Blue, Gray
Barrel MaterialPlastic
Body Diameter (mm) 10.5 mm
Grip Color Blue
Grip Material Plastic
Knurled Grip? No
Grip Diameter (mm) 10.4 mm
Body ShapeRound
Capped or Retractable Neither
Lead Advance StyleTop Button
Lead Color Graphite
Lead Size (Diameter) 0.35 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm
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Eraser Refillable?Yes
Clip MaterialPlastic
Body Length13.7 cm
Weight10 grams
Pipe ColorSilver
Tip MaterialMetal
Tip Replaceable?No
Pipe TypeFixed
Lead Pipe Length3 mm
Pipe Retractable?No
Cleaning Rod?No