If you are the type of person who carries a notebook around, you definitely need a reliable pencil to go with it. You could use a pen, of course, but you would be missing the feeling of lead on paper and the capacity to erase or rewrite parts of your written text.
The best thing to do is to invest in a mechanical pencil sooner or later because mechanical pencils are much superior to traditional pencils in terms of both durability and ease of use. With this in mind, let us find out what are the ten best mechanical pencils the market has to offer at this point in time.
Best Mechanical Pencils 2017
10Staedtler Integrity 9505
This high-quality mechanical pencil benefits from a double-clutch mechanism that makes it much easier to use than regular pencils. At the same time, it features an ergonomic grip that makes it very easy to hold and very easy to store. Interestingly enough, it also comes with two bonus erasers that you can use any way you see fit, two very long erasers you will definitely come to love in the long run.
9Pentel P205 Gilded Series Mechanical Pencil
With this particular pencil, you get all the benefits of a pen, with the added benefit of behaving more or less like a pencil. Thanks to its 0.5mm tip, it will enable you to write very thorough notes and to fit more text on a standard page than you normally would. Also worth mentioning is that it includes four Pentel Aid Stein Leads and that it comes available in a variety of colors to choose from.
8MUJI Low Center of Gravity Mechanical Pencil
Given its ingenious construction, this quality mechanical pencil will make it easier for you to write long texts that would otherwise take you an awful lot of time to write. At the same time, if benefits greatly from a surprisingly sturdy outer shell, the type only high-quality mechanical pencils have. Not only that but you will find this pen to be much easier to hold when writing at full speed, a feature one must always look for in a mechanical pen.
7Faber Castell Mechanical Pencil
It is important for any mechanical pencil to be strong and durable yet lightweight and easy to use. Such is the case with the TK-Fine Vario mechanical pencil from Faber-Castell, a lightweight pencil with a 0.5mm lead which is designed to meet all the standards of a quality mechanical pencil with the added benefit of being extra durable. In fact, it would be safe to say that this is perhaps one of the toughest mechanical pencils out there.
6Alvin Draft-Matic Mechanical Pencil
What makes this particular pencil stand out is the fact that it has a built-in eraser under cap and a black barrel for good measure. It can be supplied with B Degree lead at will, just as long as it’s 0.5mm thick. Designed for professionals, you will find this pencil to be evenly balanced throughout its entirety so as to facilitate quick writing tasks. At the same time, this pencil benefits greatly from stainless steel finger grips, a feature that gives it an added durability many such pencils usually lack.
5Rotring Rapid PRO Mechanical Pencil
If you’re looking for a long lasting, smooth, and at the same time precise retractable mechanical pencil then look no further. This high-quality pencil is perfect for professional sketching and drawing jobs, much thanks to its full metal body that makes it highly durable. Not only that but it also benefits from a sliding sleeve and a cushioned lead mechanism to as to provide a high level of breaking resistance at all times.
4Pentel Arts 8 Color Automatic Pencil
As you may have guessed from its name, this versatile pencil features no less than eight colors to choose from, which is a nice feature to have on hand when needed. We should point out that each of the colors comes with a 2mm diameter and that it should mostly be used to draw bold lines. This recommends it for anyone who does professional sketching or any other sort of sketching/drawing for that matter.
3Rotring 600 0.5mm Black Barrel Mechanical Pencil
This high-quality mechanical pencil from Rotring is among the very best money can buy at this point in time and it’s easy to see why. Its full metal body provides an ideal weight balance for writing and drawing along with an added durability. Thanks to its brass mechanism, it will allow you to advance the led as much as you need to, thus preventing any potential breakage from happening.
2Pentel Graph Gear 1000 Automatic Drafting Pencil
Thanks to an exquisite chiseled metallic grip and soft, latex-free pads, this particular pencil is perhaps among the most aesthetically pleasing mechanical pencils out there. At the same time, it features a 4mm fixed sleeve and a lead harness indicator to give you a good idea about how much lead you have left in the refillable compartment. Also worth mentioning is that this pencil enjoys a much more durable construction than most, a construction that also makes it more balanced overall.
1Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencil
When it comes down to the absolute best mechanical pencil money can buy, no other pencil even comes close to the Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencil. We say this because it enjoys a glossy metallic barrel construction with a silver trip that adds a nice, elegant touch to its exquisite look.
It is also hand-assembled with precision to ensure its long-lasting durability, a feature few mechanical pencils have nowadays. Last but not least, this high-quality pencil will enable you to write crisp, 0.7mm lines with a consistent density, which again, not many mechanical pencils can do.