Tombow Onbook Mechanical Pencil ReviewThis is a different sort of review, more pictorial rather than text. This time I’m letting my camera do the talking, rather than my fingers.
The Tombow Onbook is currently available as a ballpoint pen and as a mechanical pencil. I will of course be confining myself to the Onbook mechanical pencil, which has a style number of SH-OBxx.
Designed to clip to and fit snugly down the spine of a notebook, hence the name Onbook.
Of course it also fits nicely to the cover of a book too.
A somewhat suggestive end on the top cap.
Long straight slim lay-flat smooth lines are a necessity for a pencil designed primarily to be clipped to books.
Note the unusual cross-section of the body. About 1/3rd of the circumference is pushed in to make a concave section to assist in fitting snugly to whatever it is clipped to.
I imagine Onbook would be entirely suitable for bookies. The sleeve is retractable for pocket safety.
The pocket clip is a strong steel clip, firmly sprung against the body.
Very small eraser under the push top button. Lead refill chamber beneath the eraser as usual.
• Price Range – Low/Mid.
• Does this pencil make it into the Top 5? - No.
Dimensions – Length 137mm, diameter 8mm before part of it got squashed in.
The Tombow Onbook mechanical pencils featured in this review were gifts from Cult Pens.