Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth 5311 Clutch Pencil Review

Koh-I-Noor 5311 review

The Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth 5311 is a 5.6mm clutch pencil. It costs about £13 in the UK. I picked this one up second-hand from eBay.

It’s quite a heavy pencil. I suspect it’s made from brass but I can’t be sure. It’s built like a tank. You will never need to worry about breaking it.

Koh-I-Noor 5311 manly shot

The clip is a strong wire loop and is held in place with a bolt. It’s firmly sprung and performs its function well.

Koh-I-Noor 5311 clip

The pushbutton includes a lead pointer which works a treat.

Koh-I-Noor 5311 lead pointer

The lead is held firmly in place. The lead this came with is great – nice and smooth and dark. I don’t know if this was the original lead, though. There are three indents running along the length of the barrel and this makes it easy to hold the pencil firmly and, also, comfortably.

Koh-I-Noor 5311 pointy bit

This is a pencil that means business. It’s heavy and solid and strong and, well, really rather manly. If you tried to use it to sketch a pretty little flower it would implode. It’s a pencil to use in the workshop, while drinking beer and designing a shed.

One comment

  1. From the looks of it, that lead seems to be Koh-I-Noor’s charecoal drawing leads. You should try the 2B graphite leads Koh-I-Noor offers, those are my go-to leads! Great review and magnificent pics Ian!

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