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Del-guard
Guards the Lead by the Two Springs
Date:09, May, 2019
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Hello, everybody. I'm really happy to see you here with me now. Today I'm talking about "Del-guard" produced by Zebra. Do you know Zebra? They are s Japan's writing instruments manufacturer established in 1897. It is not hard to find their products at usual stationery stores in Japan, I suppose.

Next, I'm explaining about "Del-guard." It is a mechanical pencil produced by Zebra. What's special? They say the leads don't snap in using the pencils. It doesn't mean the pencils use unusual lead too strong to be snapped easily. The pencils guard the lead from breaking into two. Haven't you ever written with a mechanical pencil and snapped the lead? I have. "Del-guard" doesn't let you so, they say.



Del-guard (0.5mm) Light-blue
No.: P-MA85-LB
Price: 450 YEN + tax

Why do the pencils do? It includes two special springs at the point, in fact. The two springs guard the lead from the writing pressure. It was released in 2014 November. Before that, Zebra had produced about 50 unreleased prototypes for trial, it is said. It became a big hit as they say they forwarded over 10 million "Del-guard" pencils for 2 years from the release.

So, are they truly guarding the lead perfectly? I feel sorry but there's nothing, nothing perfect in this world as you know enough. Every artifact is sure to go break down soon or late. No except for "Del-guard." The two springs guard the lead as mentioned above. It means the guarding system seldom works when there's something wrong on the springs.

It's natural! you may say. However, we tend to lose nature while spending life surrounded by a lot of artifacts like today, don't we?



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