While I’ve mentioned pencil extenders previously, this product is a decidedly new take on the idea.
At first glance, it looks like a fancy mechanical pencil, with a retractable eraser, clip, adjustable window for displaying the pencil grade, and a very finely etched grip. But it takes a woodcase pencil in it’s clutch.
It provides a lot of the characteristics and feel of a mechanical pencil. It’s quite pleasant to hold. Grip styles are of course a personal preference, but if you like the sorts of grips that technically-oriented mechanical pencils tend to offer, I think you’ll like the Staedtler.
It almost makes one want to cut some pencils in half to better use this holder.
(The images can be clicked to see close-ups.)