OHTO Horizon is a lightweight mechanical pencil with a cylindrical grip which gradually changes to a hexagonal barrel.
Horizon has a “double knock mechanism” that retracts the pencil tip inside the barrel.
Press the cap once to engage the tip, further presses of the cap extend the lead. The auto lead release mechanism releases lead automatically when you knock the tip. When the lead is reduced, lead and Guide retracts in the Taper. Spring inside the Taper expands and the Lead back stopper works to release the lead.
To retract the lead, press and hold the cap while pushing the tip down on a flat surface.
Pressing the metal button on the side of the barrel will retract the tip.
There is a replaceable eraser under the cap.
Established in 1929 in Tokyo, OHTO CO.,LTD. is credited with many technical inventions.
1949 – OHTO manufactured the world’s first pencil-shaped ballpoint pen with chrome ball. This is the first MADE IN JAPAN ball point pen.
1960 – OHTO developed a non-smudging, fade resistant ballpoint pen ink.
1963 – OHTO manufactured world’s first water-based ball point pen (present day Roller Pen). In the same year, they launched the ballpoint pens with tungsten carbide balls using polyamide resin (first in the world).
1977 – They are also the first in the world to introduce rubber grip pen.
2000 – OHTO manufactured single-block strong Needle Tip.