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Please Excuse My Absence

I have not blogged since July of 2015 due to the fact that my Lovely Wife was diagnosed with 2 types of cancer. A new case of breast cancer which has metastasized and gone to her bones, mainly her back. She had a mastectomy of her left breast which showed the type of cancer that was in her bones. She has been taking an oral med. every day and she has a port under her skin to receive a liquid med. She has gone through one round of radiation treatments to stop some pain in her back. That gave her GERD and the med for that was nasty tasting. The bone cancer has caused the vertebra in her lower back to pinch her left sciatic nerve causing her pain, numbness and foot drag. She also has skin cancer that has only been partly addressed.

I have been busy taking care of her as the treatments have left her weak and sickly. She can not drive so I have to drive her to her appointments and treatments. I also have to do all the cooking and most of what cleaning we do. So I do not have a lot of time for blogging. However the installment of the review of the Schaeffer Ultrafine 0.3mm pencil marks what I hope will be a new review every month. However some of my future reviews may seem familiar as they may be a review of a pencil or pen that I have reviewed before just in another size due to my limited collection of writing instruments and the economic state of our nation.

I am grateful to George Fox for wanting me to do a review of another one of his pencils. I think that as a reader of my humble blog, may fine of interest as the Schaeffer Ultra Fine is a very unusual pencil.

So please excuse my absence and as a reader of my humble blog I hope that you enjoy the review of this unique pencil.

Coming Soon...

Thank you,

The Old Geezer.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Kuru Toga Roulette

 I now own 3 Kuru Toga pencils. The only one I don't have is the High Grade, yet.  The Roulette is to me by and large the best Kuru Toga available to date.  It has the overall shape of the High Grade with the advantage of being almost all metal.  The only external plastic piece (save for the black tip) is the push button topper.  This is on the silver model a translucent light gray plastic.  The rest of the Roulette is a two-tone silver-gray metal.  The upper body is a bright silver with the name in a dark gray color.  The neck of the push button, pocket clip, coupling and and end cap are all chrome.  The lower half of the body, which is 1-1/2 times the upper body diameter is beautiful satin gray with 4 groves designating the finely knurled grip.

The diameter of the Roulette's grip is nearly perfect for this blogger.  I really like the feel of the fine knurls of the grip.  It is easy to grip and slip resistant.  Writing with the Roulette is a pleasure from beginning to end.  The auto rotating mechanism provides a built in cushion making the writing experience quite smooth.  There is a slight learning curve with any Kuru Toga, or in my case an unlearning curve.  As I write with a standard drafting pencil I have trained myself to rotate the pencil automatically as I write.  This helps keep the lead from ovaling out.  With the Kuru Toga rotating the pencil defeats the principle of the auto rotating mechanism.  So I'm having to learn to hold the pencil without letting it rotate in my hand.

I've come to like using the Kuru Toga Roulette over all my other Mechanical/Drafting pencils.  I've always like the auto rotating mechanism but not the thickness of the original Kuru Toga or the grip of the High Grade.  The Roulette is the culmination of all the best features of the Kura Toga Series.

The Roulette as well as the full line of Kuru Toga's are available from our friends at JetPens.com


rob said...

I've got a couple of the original plastic Kuru Togas (blue and black) and am now waiting impatiently (along with a couple of friends) for our shiny new Roulettes to arrive from Japan (via the gods of ebay!)

(I shouldn't be this excited about a pencil, but I am!)

caterina ray said...

I love all different kinds of pens. They are one of my favorite school supplies to shop for!!!

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Anonymous said...

I owned a black Roulette model and I was under the impression that although the knurled grip is metal, the barrel is plastic.

personalized pens said...

At this time Kuru Toga pencils is mostly sold in market. The only reason for this is, the silicone grips is nice and comfortable for the people.

Anonymous said...

I have a 0.5mm Roulette and a 0.3mm High Grade. As much as I like the Roulette, the fact that it doesn't come in 0.3mm is disappointing; as a mathematician, small writing is a must-have. The 0.3mm High Grade got my handwriting small enough that some of my friends can't even read it without magnification.