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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 prevents breakage, but can give the Delguard a springy or mushy feel to it. This mushiness does turn off some buyers, but it’s a huge advantage to others.

Zebra DelGuard Mechanical Pencil Information

Street Price Check Price
Pencil Models 0.35 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm
Barrel Color Blue
Barrel Material Plastic
Body Diameter 10.5 mm
Grip Color Blue
Grip Material Plastic
Knurled Grip? No
Grip Diameter 10.4 mm
Body ShapeRound
Lead Grades
Capped or Retractable Neither
Lead Advance Style $Top Button
Still Sold
Lead Color Graphite
Lead Size (Diameter) 0.35 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm
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Eraser Refillable?Yes
Clip MaterialPlastic
Length Capped
Length Retracted (cm)
Length Uncapped (cm)
Length (cm))
Body Length (mm)13.7 cm
Weight10 grams
Pipe ColorSilver
Pipe Retractable?No
Pipe TypeFixed
Lead Pipe Length3 mm
Tip MaterialMetal
Tip Replaceable?No
Cleaning Rod?No
Pipe TypeFixed