Drehgriffel Nr. 2 - the mechanical pencil

Drehgriffel Nr. 2 – the mechanical pencil.

With a fine sense of creativity.

The graphite colouring of the lacquered tip, the twist mechanism and the logo lettering emphasise the function and character of the Drehgriffel Nr. 2. Made of aluminium and brass, it ensures a perfect equilibrium and a particularly pleasant feel whenever it touches the paper. The front tip (fine-tip) is milled from polished steel and forms a harmonious transition to the 0.7 mm thin graphite refill.


Drehgriffel Nr. 2

The Drehgriffel Nr. 2 wins the coveted Red Dot Design Award 2022

The Red Dot Design Award is one of the leading and most prestigious design competitions in the world, and the Red Dot Label is regarded as an international quality seal for outstanding design. Bestowed by an expert jury, the famous prize is awarded to products that feature outstanding design. The jury is made up of big-name designers and design experts from around the world – they decide independently which products receive a Red Dot Award.

The winners in the Stationary category is the Drehgriffel Nr. 2. The pencil with a twist mechanism is an unmistakable and distinctive writing instrument that stands out from the crowd, and not just because of its great quality and functionality. In 2020, Drehgriffel Nr. 1 – which is inspired by the 1920s and features a hexagonal barrel with a colour-contrasting tapered tip and twist button – was also awarded the Red Dot. Following the successful introduction of the Drehgriffel Nr. 1 series of writing instruments, LEUCHTTURM1917 has expanded the range this year with the Drehgriffel Nr. 2 and immediately received another Red Dot Design Award.


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Drehgriffel Nr. 2

Drehgriffel Nr. 2 – now also available as a pencil with twist mechanism.

Made of aluminium, the Drehgriffel Nr. 2 pencil is comfortable to hold and is ideal for writing or other creative uses, such as drawing or sketching. Its lacquered brass tip provides a balanced weight for maximum comfort when writing. In contrast to the Drehgriffel Nr. 1, the fine tip is made of steel, creating a harmonious transition to the 0.7-mm graphite lead. The graphite colour of the distinctive tip and twist button highlights the function and character of Nr. 2.

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Drehgriffel Nr. 2 - the mechanical pencil

New and yet a classic: The Drehgriffel Nr. 2

Dreh – Griffel: a wordmark and play on words. The design of the ‘Drehgriffel’ wordmark stems from ‘Sütterlin’, a style of lettering developed in Germany during the 1920s to teach handwriting. The deliberate disparity between the wordmark’s old German style creates a playful contrast to the modern design. The German compound word Drehgriffel, which is made up of the two parts Dreh (to twist or turn in reference to the innovative twist mechanism) and Griffel (a nod to th oldest writing utensil in the world from the Greek grapheion), clearly reflects the deep roots of the traditional German company LEUCHTTURM1917. It is no certainly no coincidence that the birth of the Drehgriffel and the foundation of Leuchtturm Album Publishing House both date back to the 1920s.

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From the turn to the point

The writing and drawing utensil’s mechanism is made in Germany – by pressing the twist button, the gripper at the tip opens and the lead is pushed out. When the twist button is released, the gripper closes again and holds the lead in place. Inside the Drehgriffel Nr. 2, a quiver holds several leads and pushes the next one down when the current lead is used up.


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The Drehgriffel Nr. 1 is now followed by a model with a fine sense of creativity – the Drehgriffel Nr. 2, a pencil with a twist mechanism.

The Drehgriffel Nr. 2 complements the successful series as a writing and drawing instrument with a graphite refill and a functional interior. The alu‑ minium casing lies lightly in the hand, the brass tip ensures perfect equilibrium and a particularly pleasant feel whenever it touches the paper.

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