Named after the Japanese term for a regular wooden pencil, Enpitsu mechanical pencils combine the simple elegance of a wooden pencil with the convenience of a mechanical pencil. Its versatile 0.7 mm lead is thick enough to write smoothly and resist breakage while still being fine enough for detailed notes and illustrations. The body of the pencil is made from soft, grippy elastomer and has a triangular shape that is comfortable to hold and keeps the pencil from rolling away. Its tip is retractable, minimizing the chance for accidental pokes while the pencil is not in use. Instead of a cap that could get lost, the pencil has a top that does not come off, and lead can be inserted through it without removing any parts.