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Staedtler; Mars 780 Lead Holder

Staedtler; Mars 780 Lead Holder

Product Details

  • Manufacturer/Brand; Staedtler; Mars; 780
  • Item number; Art no. 780c

Reason For Buying

I wanted a pencil to take out sketching. I chose this one as it has a sharpener built into the end. It means I minimise how much stuff I take out on trips, which keeps the bulk and weight of kit down.


  • Really comfortable in the hand
  • Good finger grip
  • Built in sharpener for leads

    Stadtler Mars 780 Lead Holder

    Stadtler Mars 780 Lead Holder. Includes built in sharpener in the end.

  • A good weight, without being too heavy
  • Metal clip so you can hook it over the edge of a pocket to further protect the lead
  • Leads available in a range of tones


Haven’t got any

Build Quality

Excellent. Robust and long-lasting, have had mine about ten yeas and look how good it still looks. Working just as well now as the day I bought it.

Would I buy it Again?

Definitely! I’m thinking of stocking up on a few. I’d hate for them to be discontinued as they are so good.

Summing up

Perfect for sketching, especially on location. The built-in sharpener means you just extend the lead, pull off the end of the pencil, sharpen the lead and you are good to go. The range of lead grades available is limited but the sketching essentials are there.

Highly recommended. A quality product that works really well.



Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie 🙂


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