Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Bat

Now I know many of you will have already seen The Bat on various other blogs, but since it’s so unique and I paid an arm and a leg to get hold of one I thought I deserved to put it up on my own blog.
To be precise it’s a Pentel PBS1 0.5mm “Home Run”. Not sure, but Germ thinks the PBS1 was made in 1984/85.

At first glance there is no way it’s a pencil.

Batter Up!But the grip unscrews.Stick it in the top end.Phooorrrr! Now we’re talkin’!
Full disclosure.

7 comments:

Germ said...

I vote it for one of the best pencils of all time, one for uniqueness, but it is made of aluminum and just all wicked. You can always let me have it back at modest profit. :) hehehe

Anonymous said...

You know Dave, pencil collecting whether of the mechanical or woodcase stripe is a mania (fittingly I have become a maniac), but collecting novelties is a sickness. For the most part I have resisted the siren call of Iwako erasers, SpongeBob Squarepants MP's, Eyeball's No Smoking (a woodcase pencil in the form of a cigarette) and Mini Bat (a woodcase baseball bat replica pencil also made in Japan and also very well executed) knockoffs, and Pilot Hi-Tec-C gel pens with Hello Kitty caps, but all of a sudden I feel a bad fever coming on. That is really, really cool, thanks for sharing it with us, and Germ it's hard to argue with your assessment. The Japanese made so many top-notch consumer products in the Eighties--here I'm thinking of Sony's lavishly finished personal electronics. Pentel's Home Run mechanical pencil reeks of the same quality and is indeed just all wicked.

Barrel Of A Pencil

Clothing for Baby said...

During my child hood i collected loads of different kinds of pencils. Though they were not as rich as here I can see....

B2-kun said...

That is a pretty neat and well executed design concept. Being more of a martial arts fan myself, I wonder if there is a mechanical pencil out there in the shape of a traditional weapon like a katana. I can only recall some Eyeball nunchuck pencils while checking out their online catalog.

andrew said...

That's just epic.

Viperman said...

Oh wow, I want one SOOOOO bad!

Archanfel said...

I got one bat pencil but didn't figure out how to refill lead. Could you help me, better with photo illustration.